Letter of Complaint to FDA Commissioner, 2007

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Complaint about a surge of FDA administrative approvals for expanded use of highly toxic antipsychotic drugs for children. Approvals were determined by Dr. Thomas Laughren after secret deliberations–without disclosure of scientific data, without  an advisory panel or open public discussion.  Continue reading →

MEDIA ALERT: Drug Victim advocates and Expert Scientists and Physicians

Expert Scientists, Psychiatrists, a Primary Care Physician, a Leading Attorney, will shed light on FDA’s Review of selected data Re: Antidepressants and Adult Suicidality  One day prior to FDA’s  Advisory Committee Hearing, December 13.

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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 →

National Assoc School Psychologists Communiqué Re: Paxil, SSRIs

National Assoc School Psychologists Communiqué Re: Paxil, SSRIs Thu, 18 Dec 2003 In a Communiqué to its membership about regulatory action to protect children from the hazards of Paxil and other antidepressants, The National Association of School Psychologists acknowledges the leading role . . . Continue reading →

Are SSRIs and Atypical Antidepressants Safe/ Effective for Children/ Adolescents/ Neonates?

Are SSRIs and Atypical Antidepressants Safe / Effective for Children / Adolescents/ Neonates? Wed, 2 Mar 2005 The American psychiatric establishment continues to operate within a “head in the sand” culture of denial when confronted with compelling evidence that has been scientifically . . . Continue reading →

An Open Letter to Officials of the National Institute of Mental Health

An Open Letter to Officials of the National Institute of Mental Health Fri, 30 Apr 2004 ALLIANCE FOR HUMAN RESEARCH PROTECTION (AHRP) Promoting openness and full disclosure http://www.ahrp.org From: Vera Hassner Sharav, President David Cohen, Ph.D. Secretary The ALLIANCE FOR HUMAN RESEARCH . . . Continue reading →

UK issues ban on second SSRI antidepressant for children

UK issues ban on second SSRI antidepressant for children Sun, 21 Sep 2003 The UK Observer reports (below) that although antidepressant drugs of the SSRI class have not been approved for children, last year doctors (who are unaware of the severe risks . . . Continue reading →

Babies given mind altering drugs in Florida / 68 Paxil Withdrawal Victims File Lawsuit

Babies given mind altering drugs in Florida / 68 Paxil Withdrawal Victims File Lawsuit Wed, 24 Sep 2003 The serious problems that children in foster care have, are compounded by the scourge of psychotropic drugs which they are forced to take. The . . . Continue reading →