Activists Take on Eli Lilly Over Off-Label Marketing & Harm Caused by Zyprexa

The deceptive marketing of antipsychotic drugs has prompted new advocacy group to launch "The Just Say "Know" to Prescription Drugs Campaign."  Its goal is to get one million people to stop and reevaluate the medications they are taking. Continue reading →

AHRP Position Statement on Mental Health Screening – FDA Hearing Re: Drug Advertising

AHRP Position Statement on Mental Health Screening – FDA Hearing Re: Drug Advertising Wed, 02 Nov 2005 FDA is holding public hearings (Nov 1, 2) Re:  Direct-to-Consumer Promotion of Medical Products at: National Transportation Safety Board Boardroom and Conference Center 429 L’Enfant . . . Continue reading →

The FDA and Drug Safety: A Proposal for Sweeping Changes

A Special Article By Curt D. Furberg, MD, PhD; Arthur A. Levin, MPH; Peter A. Gross, MD; Robyn S. Shapiro, JD; Brian L. Strom, MD, MPH

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Prescription for Disaster–Shift to Medicare leaves Patients Stranded

In what appears to be a re-run of the Katrina rescue disaster–The New York Times front page report provides yet another example of mindless and heartless shot gun public polices that are being tested on a vulnerable population of citizens:
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References: Impact of FDA inclusion of children as test subjects

References for THE IMPACT OF THE FDA MODERNIZATION ACT ON THE RECRUITMENT OF CHILDREN FOR RESEARCH Vera Hassner Sharav Published in ETHICAL HUMAN SCIENCES & SERVICES Summer 2003, vol. 5 pp. 83-108 Agency for Health Care Research & Quality. (1999). Treatment of . . . Continue reading →

18 Deaths Linked to drug – Serzone Removed from European market, not US

18 Deaths Linked to drug – Serzone Removed from European market, not US Fri, 17 Jan 2003 Bloomberg News reported that the antidepressant, Serzone had been linked to 25 cases of liver damage and 18 deaths. On Jan 8, 2003 European authorities . . . Continue reading →

InfoMail for April 12, 2002

  AHRP InfoMail Return to Home Page Return to InfoMail Media Coverage List MediaCoverage News Stories on Human ResearchProtection andCommentary by Vera Hassner Sharav April 12, 2002 If Placebo Works Without Risk,Side-Effects or Cost — Why Prescribe Anti-Depressant Drugs? FYI As we reported . . . Continue reading →