California Bidding War: Psychiatrist Paid $822,000_Bloomberg

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Bloomberg News conducted a data review of payroll records for 1.4 million public employees of the 12 largest states. The findings show that public employees in California earn far higher salaries than in other states, from prison operations to health care, base . . . Continue reading →

Presidential Panel Condemns US Syphilis Study in Guatemala

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  A year after professor Susan M. Reverby, a historian at Wellesley College in Massachusetts, uncovered a heinous Guatemalan syphilis experiment conducted between 1946 and 1948, on at least 5,500 under the auspices of the US Public Health Service, a hearing was . . . Continue reading →

Making a Killing–Marketing Exercises by Dr. Carl Elliott

The catalyst for Dr. Elliott’s article was the tragic case of Dan Markingson, a 26-year old who committed suicide in May 2004, while enrolled in the CAFE trial, prescribed Seroquel. This case encapsulates the tragic consequences of a broken system which is not designed to detect the hazards for human subjects posed by market-driven research. Continue reading →

Obama Threatens Veto / CIA Experiment Spiked French Bread with LSD

The Obama Administration opposes a proposed independent probe by the Inspector General of the anthrax-laced letter attacks, arguing that it would "undermine public confidence” in a Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of the attacks “and unfairly cast doubt on its conclusions.” 
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Criminal Drug Marketing Remains an Issue

In December, 2009, Bloomberg News published an investigative report by David Evans reported, "Big Pharma’s Crime Spree"   documenting major court settlements: "Pfizer, Eli Lilly & Co., Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and four other drug companies have paid a total of $7 billion . . . Continue reading →

Pfizer-Neurontin Trial Testimony:”snake-oil list”

“I was trained from day one to market the drug illegally…My job was to promote Neurontin and motivate doctors to experiment on patients. After being hired as a medical liaison, I was selling drugs. The uses promoted were from the “snake-oil list” of 13 medical conditions."  

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Culling the $$$ Evidence: National Alliance for Mental Illness

Grassley’s team has asked NAMI to disclose the specifics of its funding so that people with mental illness and their families, as well as the public and healthcare officials, can see for themselves how conflicted this advocacy group is. Continue reading →