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 →

Infomail Archive

Infomail 2004 News Stories on Human Research Protection and Commentary by Vera Hassner Sharav Dec 31: FDA to review “missing” drug company documents Dec 30: Family of Woman Killed by AIDS Drug Test Sues Doctors, Manufacturer Dec 30: Doctors, Too, Ask: Is . . . Continue reading →

TeenScreen: Who Pays for Treatment and Drugs??

TeenScreen: Who Pays for Treatment and Drugs?? Sun, 29 May 2005 In her latest examination of the President’s Commission on Mental Health recommendation for universal mental health screening, Evelyn Pringle focuses on the $$$ it costs and on how screening, followed by . . . Continue reading →

Risperdal Linked to Stroke; Zyprexa linked to Diabetes

Risperdal Linked to Stroke; Zyprexa linked to Diabetes Fri, 11 Apr 2003 Two highly promoted, best selling neuroleptic drugs (also called, antipsychotics) are linked to life-threatening drug-induced conditions. The Boston Globe reports (below) that elderly people who are prescribed Risperdal are at . . . 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 →

Medication switched for research purposes – patient nearly dies

Medication switched for research purposes – patient nearly dies Tue, 11 Nov 2003 The Boston Globe reports that an investigation by a state oversight agency, “uncovered numerous ethical violations at the Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center by Boston Medical Center physicians . . . Continue reading →

Trial Lawyers Are Taking Aim at the Drug Industry_NYT

Trial Lawyers Are Taking Aim at the Drug Industry_NYT Sun, 18 May 2003 It appears that trial lawyers will produce the results that government oversight agencies–in particular, the FDA–have failed to do. Namely, to protect the public against an increasing number of . . . 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 →

Antipsychotic Dangers Psychotropic drugs may be bad for your heart/ Clozaril and Zyprexa

Major Health Groups Cite Antipsychotic Dangers Psychotropic drugs may be bad for your heart/ Clozaril and Zyprexa Wed, 23 Mar 2005 Obesity and diabetes are the fastest growing health hazard due to bad nutrition and a sedentary life style. However, diabetes is . . . Continue reading →