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 →

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 →

Next Phase in Psychiatry? Or, NIMH Effort to Rescue Bad Drugs – WSJ

Next Phase in Psychiatry? Or, NIMH Effort to Rescue Bad Drugs – WSJ Fri, 29 Jul 2005 The Wall Street Journal uncritically reported: “The results of the largest studies ever conducted of depression and schizophrenia will be released in coming months, potentially . . . Continue reading →

Go Slow on Mental Health Screening: Dr. Effrem Responds to New Freedom Commission Chair

Go Slow on Mental Health Screening: Dr. Karen Effrem responds to New Freedom Commission Chair, Michael Hogan – Wash Times Sun, 31 Oct 2004 A letter to the editor in the Washington Times – Go slow on Mental Health Screening – by . . . Continue reading →

Screening for Mental Illness–A Diabolical, Profit-Enhancing Experiment

Screening for Mental Illness–A Diabolical, Profit-Enhancing Experiment Fri, 22 Oct 2004 Concerned citizen groups are joining our effort to stop the government from implementing a sweeping recommendation for lifetime screening for mental illness. If implemented, the first to be screened for hidden . . . Continue reading →

FDA New Drug Safety Website – ADHD A Huge Profit-Engine for amphetamine-like drugs – The Street

FDA New Drug Safety Website – ADHD A Huge Profit-Engine for amphetamine-like drugs – The Street Sun, 22 May 2005 “After 25 years and 35 studies, there is not a single straightforward experiment comparing typical unmedicated children with an ADHD diagnosis to . . . 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 →