To date, the available evidence about the safety and efficacy of the anthrax vaccine is resoundingly negative. Three US government anthrax vaccine initiatives represent a reckless deviation from the precautionary principle of medical ethics and fiscal responsibility. Continue reading →
Whose children will be sacrificed in an illegal and unethical experiment in the name of Biodefense Preparedness? Continue reading →
"When my brother went into the hospital with pneumonia, he quickly contracted four other infections in the intensive care unit…Michael died in the ICU." Maureen Dowd, NYT Columnist.
When is it moral for a government policy to compel parents to expose their child to risk of suffering serious, irreversible injury, or even death–so that other children would live? That overriding moral question is what public health officials and the stakeholders . . . Continue reading →
"The vote is an enormous blow to Avandia and GlaxoSmithKline. The vast majority of panel members voted either to withdraw the drug or to allow continued sales only if strict controls are added" Continue reading →
On March 22, 2010 the FDA recommended suspension in the use of GlaxoSMithKline’s Rotarix vaccine–to prevent rotavirus (diarrhea)–due to contamination with pig virus. Rotarix, one of two vaccines licensed in the U.S , has already been given to about 1 million U.S. children along with 30 million worldwide.
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A large-scale Harvard meta-analysis published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, is the first ever to evaluate the relationship between different anticonvulsant drugs and the risk of suicide in for patients with diverse diagnoses: " the risk was derived from the specific drug that the patient was taking and not their underlying conditions." Continue reading →
Eli Lilly Prozac Documents: What do They Reveal? Thu, 27 Jan 2005 A report in the BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal) that relied on internal Eli Lilly documents to challenge Lilly’s claims about the safety of Prozac has stirred a prickly . . . Continue reading →
Children and antidepressants – CNN Financial Today Fri, 12 Nov 2004 When CNN was looking for an expert with a responsible, balanced view about the concerns of prescribing psychotropic drugs for children, they turned to AHRP. We recommended psychiatrist, Dr. Joseph Glenmullen, . . . Continue reading →
Safety of American Drugs Questioned – Assoc Press Thu, 2 Dec 2004 In his CNN news program last evening, Lou Dobbs said the question is no longer whether something is wrong with the FDA’s performance in protecting the public from unsafe drugs–but . . . Continue reading →