Hidden financial conflicts-of-interest are sneaking into published drug research through the back door–meta-analyses. Continue reading →
"The problem of prescription overdose in the military has its parallel in civilian life. The tragic overdose victims in both spheres represent canaries in the coal mine–only the most obvious victims of what has become our national orgy of over using psychotropic drugs." Allen Frances MD Continue reading →
"We didn’t declare these competing interests because it didn’t occur to us to do so " Fiona Godlee, editor-in chief, BMJ.
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Why did the BMJ fail to disclose its partnership agreement with Merck, major vaccine manufacturer–13 vaccines, including the controversial MMR vaccine ? Continue reading →
We are no longer "blowin’ in the wind." A growing number of prominent physician-scientists, including several former journal editors, and New York Times columnists, have written sobering critiques about the corrupting impact pharmaceutical industry influence has had on medicine. Continue reading →
Dr Mark Stolar, professor of clinical medicine at Northwestern: "There are very few people in whom I don’t detect bias based on where their conflicts lie.” 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 →
In response to yesterday’s AHRP Infomail (March 5) in which we informed readers that Dr. Gilbert Ross, the Medical Director of the American Council on Science and Helath (ACSH), the author of a WT OpEd (March 4, 2010), is a convicted felon, whose medical license was revoked after serving two years in prison for healthcare fraud:
Pit-bull attack against Sen. Grassely, Sen. Baucus and FDA safety officer, David Graham MD by a fellon whose medical license was revoked for Medicaid fraud: "I violated every ethical trust placed in me as a doctor." Continue reading →
America’s profit-driven medical paradigm overdiagnoses illness and garners profits from unnecessary treatment. Continue reading →
The FDA is sliding rapidly down the slippery slope, abandoning widely accepted, international ethical research standards articulated in the internationally accepted, Declaration of Helsinki–to facilitate commercial medical experiments.
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ADHD published reports have been carefully crafted to declare pro-drug "conclusions"–but those conclusions are belied by the actual evidence about the long-term effects of ADHD drugs on children’s health. Continue reading →