Zika had once been considered harmless, because about 80% of people who are infected show no symptoms. But alarms were sounded in 2015, when Brazilian officials suspected Zika as the cause of an outbreak of microcephaly brain malformation in babies. Public health . . . Continue reading →
A five-year government supported study, “Affective Neuroscience of Pediatric Bipolar Disorder,” was halted after parents complained to the University of Illinois in Chicago. According to documents obtained by ProPublica Illinois, Dr. Mani Pavuluri, a prominent psychiatrist who had founded the Pediatric Mood . . . Continue reading →
"For patients, navigating the debate can be difficult because doctors, patient advocacy groups and manufacturers often endorse positions that are in their economic self-interest." The New York Times Continue reading →
America’s profit-driven medical paradigm overdiagnoses illness and garners profits from unnecessary treatment. Continue reading →
A commentary in the April 2007 issue of HARVAD magazine, AHRP board member, Stefan Kruszeuski, MD, urges his colleagues to abandon psychiatry’s diagnostic and therapeutic reductionism.
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AIDS vaccine Worse Than Useless?_ISS Wed, 25 Jun 2003 An article published by the Institute of Science and Society (ISS locatedin the UK) cautions that experience thus far with 51 NIH-sponsored AIDSvaccinetrials (Phase I and II) belie the claimed positive findings made . . . Continue reading →
Senate HELP Committee Votes to Send Children to Front Line of Drug Tests Sat, 22 Mar 2003 Washington Post columnist, Al Kamen, writes about the difficulty the Center for Disease Control (CDC) is having convincing its own staff members to be inoculated . . . Continue reading →
VA Orders Nationwide Review of Research_BNA Wed, 12 Mar 2003 Following several research-related deaths at the Albany VA, it was revealed that the researcher under whose care several patients died in clinical trials, was not even a licensed physician. The Bureau of . . . Continue reading →
China Daily update: Harvard genetic research in rural China Wed, 1 Oct 2003 “It’s the responsibility of the dean of the School of Public Health and, ultimately, it’s my responsibility as president of [Harvard] university to see to it that where wrong . . . Continue reading →
FDA Advisor: “Ignore breast implant vote” Wed, 5 Nov 2003 Dr. Thomas Whalen, Chairman of FDA’s advisory committee that had voted on Nov 3 to approve with restrictions the resumption of silicone breast implants, wrote a letter to FDA Commissioner, Marc McLellan, . . . Continue reading →
Integrity of Scientific Findings Marred Tue, 2 Dec 2003 Two cases shed light on a cultural malaise and the price we pay when scientists fail to adhere to scrupulous scientific methods: Dr. Thomas Butler, chief of infectious diseases division of Texas Tech . . . Continue reading →