The myth of the DSM “Bible” is debunked: “at best, [the DSM is] a dictionary, creating a set of labels and defining each. . . . Continue reading →
“Prescription drug therapy stands as one of the most significant perils to health resulting from human activity.” What’s the FDA doing to stem the tide of this preventable epidemic? Continue reading →
America’s healthcare system is riddled with financial conflicts of interest. Business interests and commercial priorities undermine the precautionary principle of Medicine, the therapeutic mission of Medicine, the scientific integrity of Medicine. Government oversight agencies and Congress have subordinated the public interest for $$$. As a result, America’s healthcare delivery system is the third leading cause of death.
The latest area of controversy focuses on the proposed revision of the definition "behavioral addiction disorder" extending the addiction diagnosis to include drug, alcohol and gambling. It is estimated that the change would expand the number of people labeled as "addicts" by 20 to 30 million who would be entitled to treatment and disability payments costing taxpayers many hundreds of millions of dollars. Continue reading →
Even if retracted, published clinical trial reports that misrepresent findings, withhold negative data, or make false, or unsubstantiated claims have done irreparable damage. AHRP calls upon all medical journals to adopt a publication policy requiring submission of the sponsor’s formal Clinical Study Report to accompany articles about clinical trial findings.
Even as the corruption of science is no longer a dirty little secret, but is in plain sight, no one is doing anything tostop it. April 16, 2012 A Sharp Rise in Retractions Prompts Calls for Reform By CARL ZIMMER In . . . Continue reading →
"One million children have been diagnosed with this new and controversial diagnosis – “childhood bipolar.” And one million children are being treated for “childhood bipolar” disorder and more and more at younger and younger ages." Continue reading →
The primary promoters–inventors, one might say– of diagnosing children with "bipolar" disorder, who for over a decade, aggressively promoted the biopolar diagnosis and use of antipsychotics in children, were disciplined by Harvard University and its affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital.
Following our March 15 Infomail/ post, "Inside Psychiatry’s Battle to Define Mental Illness," we received an e-mail from Dr. Allen Frances, objecting–in essence retracting his statements in an article in WIRED magazine by Gary Greenverg. Our response to Dr. Frances follows his communication.
Project on Government Oversight (POGO) asked NIH Director to take a firm stance against ghostwriting by academics who receive taxpayer funded grants.
The authoritative expert who chaired the DSM-IV revision has become a formidable critic whose publicly expressed views about psychiatry’s diagnostic assessments and prescribed treatments–mostly chemical interventions–validate the criticism expressed by the Alliance for Human Research Protection for more than a dozen years. Continue reading →