June 2016: European Meeting Re: Psychiatry in Crisis?

In his article in the BMJ, “Psychiatry in crisis? Dr. Richard Smith, former editor of the BMJ (British Medical Journal) summarizes the message delivered by several speakers at a meeting also convened in June 2016. This meeting took place in Leiden, the . . . Continue reading →

May 2016: The State of Psychiatry — Child Psychiatrists at APA Meeting 

Child psychiatrists at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association in Atlanta, in May 2016, called for “big solutions to improving child mental health care,” recommending an aggressive drug algorithm approach for children. (Psychiatric News, June 16, 2016) This is a . . . Continue reading →

How the case against Andrew Wakefield was concocted

The case against Andrew Wakefield was funded by Murdoch; hatched by Brian Deer; launched in the Sunday Times; magnified by the BMJ Brian Deer is a freelance reporter who was paid by the Rupert Murdoch’s Sunday Times to “find something big about . . . Continue reading →

1932–1945: Doctors & Academics Perverted Medicine & Science in Nazi Germany

“The medical crimes of the Third Reich were the result of a dynamic triad involving the state, the medical profession, and an academic enterprise comprising the universities and the research institutes.” (Seidelman, Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, 2000) Germany was the birthplace of . . . Continue reading →

Jacob Puliyel, MD, MRCP, M Phil

Jacob Puliyel, MD

Jacob Puliyel, MD, MRCP, M Phil, heads pediatrics at St. Stephens Hospital Delhi, India, and member of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI) of the Government of India. Dr. Puliyel leads a group of concerned pediatricians, health care activists, teachers . . . Continue reading →

Andrew Wakefield, MD

“No name in contemporary English medicine is greeted with such polarized reactions as that of Dr. Andrew Wakefield” Andrew Wakefield, MD, an academic gastroenterologist, trained at St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School, the fourth generation of his family to do so. He practiced . . . Continue reading →

Medical Research Stakeholders Seek to Overturn Informed Consent Protections

Part 2 of 4. The Medical Research Enterprise: a confluence of self-interest groups: government officials, academic researchers. . . . Continue reading →

Another View Academics for Informed Consent

Ruth Macklin

“The OHRP and SUPPORT — Another View” by a group of 45 physicians, ethicists, and scholars in allied fields who have stepped up to the plate to express their support for OHRP’s determination. . . . Continue reading →