America’s Healthcare Crisis–Part I “The Whole System is Broken”

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Part I.  America’s commercially profitable healthcare system is wasteful, inefficient and exceedingly harmful. Medical interventions are the third Leading cause of death.

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Unexamined Drug Epidemic–the Elephant No One Wants to See

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“Prescription drug therapy stands as one of the most significant perils to health resulting from human activity.” What’s the FDA doing to stem the tide of this preventable epidemic? 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 →

AHRP in the News

Alliance for Human Research Protection in the Press Feb 17, 2005: FDA Critics Slam Plan for Safety Reform – Nature “This is smoke and mirrors and musical chairs,” says Vera Sharav, president of the New York-based Alliance for Human Research Protection. “They . . . Continue reading →

Antidepressant warnings make experts nervous

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/metro/stories/MYSA020305.13A.antidepressants.6d572159.htm Antidepressant warnings make experts nervous Web Posted: 02/03/2005 12:00 AM CST Marina Pisano San Antonio Express-News Even as warning labels about the risk of suicidality in children and teens taking antidepressants are going on medication labels, a new study is showing . . . Continue reading →