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 →

Drug safety Hearings-Sept-Congress/ FDA – Lilly Plans to Disclose Data

Drug safety Hearings-Sept-Congress/ FDA – Lilly Plans to Disclose Data Tue, 3 Aug 2004 A hearing about the possible connection between suicide and antidepressant drugs will be held on Aug 4, by the California Senate by Sen. Tom Torkalson, chairman of the . . . Continue reading →

Dr. Wolpe’s Accusations and Dr. Healy’s Response

Dr. Wolpe’s Accusations and Dr. Healy’s Response —–Original Message—– From: Paul Root Wolpe Sent: Tuesday, October 28, 2003 4:30 PM To: VERACARE Subject: Re: Ethics of U Penn surgical “drug implant” experiment Vera, We will have to agree to disagree, so this . . . Continue reading →

Whistleblowers: Dangerous Pursuit for Profits at the Expense of Patients’ Lives

Whistleblowers: Dangerous Pursuit for Profits at the Expense of Patients’ Lives Sat, 12 Mar 2005 Several prescription drug sales reps have come out of the shadows. They’re blowing the whistle on the pharmaceutical industry’s corrupt practices’ sales reps view doctors’ offices as . . . Continue reading →

Boston Scientific Sold Defective Stints Amid Alarming Data / 22% Medical Device Follow-up Not Done – Boston Globe

Boston Scientific Sold Defective Stints Amid Alarming Data / 22% Medical Device Follow-up Not Done – Boston Globe Mon, 27 Dec 2004 Two reports in The Boston Globe raise concern defective medical devices – including cardiac stents, pacemakers and other medical devices–are . . . 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 →

Charitable Choice: Research Grants–Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation – National Journal

Charitable Choice: Research Grants–Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation – National Journal Tue, 8 Mar 2005 The Washington Post reports that conservatives have crafted a “bioethics agenda” on cloning and stem cell research. Such an agendaq determines what research the government will and will . . . Continue reading →

Antipsychotic Drug Use Doubled since 1996 in Tennessee Children – Why?

Antipsychotic Drug Use Doubled since 1996 in Tennessee Children – Why? Thu, 2 Sep 2004 A Vanderbilt University study found that the use of antipsychotic drugs has doubled among poor children in Tennessee. “The increase, seen largely among children diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity . . . Continue reading →

FDA Advisory Suicide Risk for Adults on Antidepressants / Advisory Committee Resistant to issue Warnings on ADHD drugs

FDA Advisory Suicide Risk for Adults on Antidepressants / Advisory Committee Resistant to issue Warnings on ADHD drugs Fri, 1 Jul 2005 Under public and congressional pressure to disclose fully the hazardous effects of widely prescribed drugs, the FDA is beginning to . . . Continue reading →

Conflicts of Interest policy – New York Times

Conflicts of Interest policy – New York Times Sun, 28 Mar 2004 To: ‘Executive-editor@nytimes’; ‘gcollins@nytimes’; ‘arosenthal@nytimes’; ‘pboffey@nytimes’; ‘lchang@nytimes’; ‘oped@nytimes’ Cc: ‘Daniel Okrent’ ALLIANCE FOR HUMAN RESEARCH PROTECTION (AHRP) Promoting openness and full disclosure http://www.ahrp.org FYI Friday’s New York Times included the following . . . Continue reading →