Reply to the ACNP’s Report on SSRI and Suicidal Behavior in Children – Leo

Reply to the American College of Neuropharmacology’s Report on SSRI and Suicidal Behavior in Children Jonathan Leo, Ph.D. Introduction The American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) recently released an Executive Summary from its Task Force on SSRIs and Suicidal Behavior. The task force . . . 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 →

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 →

ADHD drug Cylert withdrawn from market due to Liver Toxicity

ADHD drug – Cylert withdrawn from market due to Liver Toxicity, a Major Risk of Psychotropic Drugs Tue, October 25, 2005 The FDA announced that another drug prescribed for ADHD–Cylert–was removed from the US market for safety reasons. On September 25, 2005, . . . Continue reading →

Pharma’s Pervasive Influence Corrupts Medicine both sides of Atlantic

Pharma’s Pervasive Influence Corrupts Medicine both sides of Atlantic Tue, 4 Oct 2005 The focus of criticism in medicine has shifted from cost and barriers to access to treatments to an examination of the safety and benefit of current treatments. The pharmaceutical . . . Continue reading →

Antidepressant Use in Children Soars Despite Efficacy Doubts – Washington Post

Antidepressant Use in Children Soars Despite Efficacy Doubts – Washington Post Mon, 19 Apr 2004 A front page article by Shankar Vedantam in The Washington Post examines the soaring increase in the antidepressant drug prescriptions for children, noting: “The explosion in antidepressant . . . Continue reading →

Advisory Committee tells FDA: strengthen warnings on SSRI drug labels now

Advisory Committee tells FDA: strengthen warnings on SSRI drug labels now Wed, 4 Feb 2004 On February 2, more than 60 families and children from all across America testified at a public FDA advisory committee hearing describing (in 2 minutes) how their . . . Continue reading →