Testimony Against SF 2841-Minnesota – Preschool Socioemotional Screening–Karen Effrem, MD.

I am here in vigorous opposition to SF 2841 that would implement mental health screening for three-year-old children entering public school. Continue reading →

A Bad Judicial Decision Undercuts Drug Safety Law

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"I’m as big a fan of the 1st Amendment as anyone, but this decision strikes me as fundamentally flawed.  We’re not talking about a right to express yourself. We’re talking about selling stuff — stuff that could harm or even kill you if used improperly."  David Lazarus, LA Times Continue reading →

America’s Healthcare Crisis–Part II–What Do We Get for $$$ ?

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Part II.  What Do We Get for All That Money?  A preventable epidemic of injury and death from prescription drugs; FDA’s contribution to the epidemic;  Big Pharma’s business model: manufactured myths, propaganda and a hidden agenda;

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FDA Expands Market for Another Toxic Antipsychotic

According to a report by the Associated Press, the FDA has approved expanded use of Merck’s toxic antipsychotic drug, Saphris, for treating acute manic-depressive behavior in adults. Antipsychotics (neuroleptics) are a controversial class of drugs: Risperdal (approved in 1993), Zyprexa (1994), Seroquel . . . Continue reading →

US Gov Medical Experiment Radically Departs from medical “Best Practices”

The US government is initiating several radical medical experiments that will ensure widespread, increased use of mostly toxic drugs whose adverse effects trigger chronic, debilitating illnesses.

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Institute of Medicine Calls for Doctors to Stop Taking Gifts From Drug Makers

The Institute of Medicine has issued  a “scolding,” “stinging,” and “damning” report about financial conflicts of interest in American medicine involving pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotechnology companies.
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