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 →

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 →

12-Year Old Denis Matez: Dead of Psych Drug Cocktail Rx by Psychiatrist

Twelve-year old, Denis Matez (weighing 68 lbs) is a human casualty of psychotropic drug "overmedication"– a notorious psychiatrist entrusted with the care of 800 Florida children in Florida foster care prescribed lethal mega doses for unapproved uses. Continue reading →

How to Stop Epidemic Antipsychotic Drug Prescribing

AHRP PROPOSAL:
Any FDA-approved drug, whose manufacturer has been found by a court of law or the Department of Justice–to have illegally marketed the drug by concealing risks or incidence of adverse effects, or making unsupported claims of clinical benefit–should be denied coverage by taxpayer funded insurance programs–including Medicaid, Medicare, VeteranstAffairs. Continue reading →

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 →