The 1990s “Decade of the Brain” is being Resuscitated

Hillary’s “Comprehensive Agenda for Mental Health” has just been launched with NIH Funding Once again, the government is embarking on a massive exploratory venture in an effort to control the behavior of its citizens: “During the course of the next decade, scientists . . . Continue reading →

Activists Take on Eli Lilly Over Off-Label Marketing & Harm Caused by Zyprexa

The deceptive marketing of antipsychotic drugs has prompted new advocacy group to launch "The Just Say "Know" to Prescription Drugs Campaign."  Its goal is to get one million people to stop and reevaluate the medications they are taking. Continue reading →

Depressed? NYC Mental Screens in Search of People at Risk – NY Times

Depressed? NYC Screens for People at Risk – NY Times Wed, 13 Apr 2005 A front page article in The New York Times reports that the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, has instructed doctors at City hospitals – . . . Continue reading →

AHRP Position Statement on Mental Health Screening – FDA Hearing Re: Drug Advertising

AHRP Position Statement on Mental Health Screening – FDA Hearing Re: Drug Advertising Wed, 02 Nov 2005 FDA is holding public hearings (Nov 1, 2) Re:  Direct-to-Consumer Promotion of Medical Products at: National Transportation Safety Board Boardroom and Conference Center 429 L’Enfant . . . Continue reading →

UK: Drugs firms ‘creating ills for every pill / US ‘Bioshield’ Drug-Patent Plan Draws Fire

UK: Drugs firms ‘creating ills for every pill / US ‘Bioshield’ Drug-Patent Plan Draws Fire Mon, 04 Apr 2005 Following the public revelations about the concealed safety hazards of antidepressant drugs whose risks of violence, drug dependency, and suicide, were hidden from . . . Continue reading →

America’s Overmedicated Children – Vera Sherav

AMERICA’S OVERMEDICATED CHILDREN By Vera Sharav YOUTH and MEDICINES in June 1-3, 2005 KILEN: Consumers Institute for Medicines and Health SWEDEN “Forgotten Children” is an investigative report by Carole Keeton Strayhorn,[1] the Texas Comptroller (2004) who uncovered evidence that 60% of children . . . Continue reading →