AHRP Letter to Harvard Re: Dr. Biederman’s Research

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AHRP proposes a multi-disciplinary team of independent scientists to review ALL of Dr. Joseph Biederman’s publications and supporting documents, including: research protocols, consent forms, and the original (of course, anonymized) data sets with associated code books for all pediatric studies. Continue reading →

Letter of Complaint Re: FDA Double Agent

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A follow-up letter to FDA Commissioner, Andrew vonEschenbach RE: Thomas Laughren, FDA’s ‘s Director of Psychiatry Products who has been actively promoting psychotropic drugs–even penning his name to ghostwritten industry-sponsored articles and consensus panels.  Continue reading →

Psychiatry News: High Cost of Nondisclosure

Legislation is needed to ensure that conflicts of interest rules in medicine are enforced. One method for reigning in the abuse is to prohibit government grant awards to any researcher who violates financial conflict of interest rules.

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Letter from David Healy, MD to Peter J. Pitts Executive Summary of suicidal evidence not addressed by FDA In the light of Traci Johnson’s death on February 7th 2004, will FDA obtain Pfizer’s entire folder on the 1982 Hindmarch study in which . . . Continue reading →

Infomail Archive

Infomail 2004 News Stories on Human Research Protection and Commentary by Vera Hassner Sharav Dec 31: FDA to review “missing” drug company documents Dec 30: Family of Woman Killed by AIDS Drug Test Sues Doctors, Manufacturer Dec 30: Doctors, Too, Ask: Is . . . Continue reading →

Senate Finance Committee Investigating FDA brain stimulation device approval – WSJ

Senate Finance Committee Investigating FDA brain stimulation device approval – WSJ Thu, 19 May 2005 Another major scandal is erupting about FDA’s approval decisions that contradict its medical officer’s safety concerns. The Senate Finance Committee is investigating what led the FDA to . . . Continue reading →

NIMH Offers Grants to Study SSRI relation to Suicidality – FDA to Examine SSRI- Suicide in Adults

NIMH Offers Grants to Study SSRI relation to Suicidality_FDA to Examine SSRI- Suicide in Adults Mon, 14 Nov 2005 A fifteen year struggle by critics of the drug-centered treatment paradigm in psychiatry is being indirectly validated both by the FDA and the . . . Continue reading →

Reply to the ACNP’s Report on SSRI and Suicidal Behavior in Children – Leo

Reply to the American College of Neuropharmacology’s Report on SSRI and Suicidal Behavior in Children Jonathan Leo, Ph.D. Introduction The American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) recently released an Executive Summary from its Task Force on SSRIs and Suicidal Behavior. The task force . . . Continue reading →

Lilly to Add Suicide Warning to Strattera – Medicaid May shrink $5.5 Billion spending on Schizophrenia Drug

Lilly to Add Suicide Warning to Strattera – Medicaid May shrink $5.5 Billion spending on Schizophrenia Drug Thu, 29 Sep 2005 Reuters reports that Eli Lilly is adding a Black Box suicide warning to the Strattera label. Strattera has been promoted as . . . Continue reading →

ACNP Summary Report Criticized as "Junk Science"

ACNP Summary Report Criticized as “Junk Science” Sun, 25 Jan 2004 related links: Reply to ACNP Report – Jonathan Leo, Ph.D. FDA Sham Conflicts of Interest Policy Most of the National press coverage of the controversy swirling around the claims and counter . . . Continue reading →