Lawsuits, Just the Cost of Criminal Marketing of Antipsychotic Drugs

"When you’re selling $1 billion a year or more of a drug, it’s very tempting for a company to just ignore the traffic ticket and keep speeding.” Continue reading →

AHRP Letter to Harvard Re: Dr. Biederman’s Research

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AHRP proposes a multi-disciplinary team of independent scientists to review ALL of Dr. Joseph Biederman’s publications and supporting documents, including: research protocols, consent forms, and the original (of course, anonymized) data sets with associated code books for all pediatric studies. Continue reading →

Florida Antipsychotic Pre-Approval Requirement Protects PreschoolChildren

The State of Florida has established a pre-approval requirement to protect preschool children on Medicaid from being exposed to the hazardous effects of antipsychotic drugs. That step has prompted "a seismic change" in doctors’ inappropriate prescribing of antipsychotics for preschool children: the . . . Continue reading →

Sen. Grassley Letter to Harvard: Biederman Research Protocol Breaches

The most shocking disclosure is that Dr. Biederman’s study testing powerful antipsychotics in PRESCHOOL CHILDREN "was beset by breaches of research protocol," Continue reading →

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 →

NY Times Whitewashes Ritalin Experiment in Preschool Kids

NY Times Whitewashes Ritalin Experiment in Preschool Kids Sat, 16 Nov 2002 A story in The New York Times magazine about a controversial government sponsored drug experiment avoids examining the tough issues. Instead, it describes the growing pains of an apparently normal . . . Continue reading →

Researcher To Be Sacked After Reporting High Rates of ADHD – BMJ

Researcher To Be Sacked After Reporting High Rates of ADHD – BMJ Sun, 10 Apr 2005 The BMJ reports that Dr. Gretchen LeFever, a clinical psychologist and professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School, whose published reports (since 1995) have raised the alarm . . . Continue reading →

Antidepressant Ban for Kids Puts Pressure On U.S. / Canada

Antidepressant Ban for Kids Puts Pressure On U.S. / Canada Mon, 15 Dec 2003 The British government ban for use of all but one SSRI antidepressant drug in children and teens (Dec 10, 2003) is reverberating wherever these drugs are widely prescribed. . . . Continue reading →

Psychiatry and Preschoolers

Psychiatry and Preschoolers Tue, 1 Jul 2003 There was a time that doctors followed the precautionary “do no harm” principle when prescribing drugs. But the practice of medicine has changed radically as physicians have increasingly become financially tied to the pharmaceutical industry. . . . Continue reading →

Psychopharmacology in Turmoil: David Healy, MD Presentation Columbia + Debate Dr. Joseph Coyne, Ph.D

Psychopharmacology in Turmoil: David Healy, MD Presentation Columbia + Debate Dr. Joseph Coyne, Ph.D Fri, 9 Dec 2005 Recent reports describing a determined effort to pathologize US infants and toddlers who are being declared to suffer from “severe mental disorders”–the latest, most . . . Continue reading →