Accountability Demanded – NYC Foster Children AIDS drug trials

The efforts of AHRP to hold the medical research community and government administrators accountable for unethical exploitation of vulnerable children in medical experiments conducted in violation of federal regulations. Continue reading →

Vicissitudes of Psychiatry’s Diagnostic Manual Revisions

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 →

Childhood Under Siege: How Big Business Targets Children

"Consumer protection laws were enacted to regulate product safety and advertising aimed at children… the “best interests of the child” became a touchstone for legal reform. But the 20th century  [ ] witnessed a momentous shift, one that would ultimately threaten the welfare of children: the rise of the for-profit corporation."

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Parity Likely to Increase Wholesale Sedation of Children

"For her last month of life, Kifuji overall prescribed 835 pills to Rebecca….If what Dr. Kifuji did in this case is the acceptable standard of care for children in Massachusetts, then there is something very wrong in this state."  

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Psychiatric Drug Mix for Young On Shaky Grounds_ NYTimes

The lead story in The New York Times on Thanksgiving day (below) acknowledged several facts demonstrating that children are the victims of major medical malpractice:

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More Spent on Psych Drugs for preschool kids than antibiotics or asthma – AP

More Spent on Psych Drugs for preschool kids than antibiotics or asthma – AP Mon, 17 May 2004 Data analysis by MEDCO, the nation’s largest prescription benefit manager found that between 2000–2003 there was a 49% increase in the use of psychotropic . . . Continue reading →

Part II– Mental Health Screening: A Form of Child Abuse–Mother Jones

Part II– Mental Health Screening: A Form of Child Abuse–Mother Jones http://www.motherjones.com/news/feature/2005/05/medicating_aliah.html enter subscriber code MJZL6Y Tue, 19 Apr 2005 This is a continuation of the earlier Infomail Re: Mental Health Screening expose by Rob Waters in Mother Jones – A detailed . . . Continue reading →

Treating children as young as 4 for bipolar – WSJ

Treating children as young as 4 for bipolar – WSJ Thu, 26 May 2005 A report in The Wall Street Journal should raise serious concerns about the legitimacy of psychiatric diagnosing and drug prescribing for children. The Journal reports that close to . . . Continue reading →

NIH Conflict of Interest Rules – "Option of Corruption" – children victimized

NIH Conflict of Interest Rules_”Option of Corruption”_ children victimized Tue, 18 May 2004 Lawmakers accused leaders of the National Institutes of Health of encouraging “the option of corruption.” NIH medical researchers, who receive the highest salaries in government, think they, unlike others, . . . Continue reading →