A Bad Judicial Decision Undercuts Drug Safety Law

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"I’m as big a fan of the 1st Amendment as anyone, but this decision strikes me as fundamentally flawed.  We’re not talking about a right to express yourself. We’re talking about selling stuff — stuff that could harm or even kill you if used improperly."  David Lazarus, LA Times Continue reading →

America’s Healthcare Crisis–Part II–What Do We Get for $$$ ?

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Part II.  What Do We Get for All That Money?  A preventable epidemic of injury and death from prescription drugs; FDA’s contribution to the epidemic;  Big Pharma’s business model: manufactured myths, propaganda and a hidden agenda;

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Vicissitudes of Psychiatry’s Diagnostic Manual Revisions

The latest area of controversy focuses on the proposed revision of the definition "behavioral addiction disorder" extending the addiction diagnosis to include drug, alcohol and gambling.  It is estimated that the change would expand the number of people labeled as "addicts" by 20 to 30 million who would be entitled to treatment and disability payments costing taxpayers many hundreds of millions of dollars. Continue reading →

Fraudulent Science: What’s Retracted, What’s Not

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Even if retracted, published clinical trial reports that misrepresent findings, withhold negative data, or make false, or unsubstantiated claims have done irreparable damage. AHRP calls upon all medical journals to adopt a publication policy requiring submission of the sponsor’s formal Clinical Study Report to accompany articles about clinical trial findings. 

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Fraudulent Science: What’s Retracted, What Is Not

 Even as the corruption of science is no longer a dirty little secret, but is in plain sight, no one is doing anything tostop it.    April 16, 2012 A Sharp Rise in Retractions Prompts Calls for Reform By CARL ZIMMER In . . . Continue reading →

Presidential Panel Condemns US Syphilis Study in Guatemala

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  A year after professor Susan M. Reverby, a historian at Wellesley College in Massachusetts, uncovered a heinous Guatemalan syphilis experiment conducted between 1946 and 1948, on at least 5,500 under the auspices of the US Public Health Service, a hearing was . . . Continue reading →