Testimony Against SF 2841-Minnesota – Preschool Socioemotional Screening–Karen Effrem, MD.

I am here in vigorous opposition to SF 2841 that would implement mental health screening for three-year-old children entering public school. Continue reading →

US Gov Medical Experiment Radically Departs from medical “Best Practices”

The US government is initiating several radical medical experiments that will ensure widespread, increased use of mostly toxic drugs whose adverse effects trigger chronic, debilitating illnesses.

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Former State Pharmacist (Pennsylvania) Faces Criminal charges

Steven Fiorello, former Chief Pharmacist for the State of Pennsylvania, was arraigned on on Tuesday, November 21, 2006, on Felony and Misdemeanor charges related to his accepting money from drug companies whose drugs he put on the state Formulary.  Continue reading →

Infomail Archive, 2005

Infomail 2005 News Stories on Human Research Protection and Commentary by Vera Hassner Sharav Subscribe to the AHRP infomail list Dec 16: Drugs, Devices & Doctors – NYT Paul Krugman Dec 11: Scientific Fraud & Corruption on Both sides of Atlantic: Merck . . . Continue reading →

TeenScreen: Who Pays for Treatment and Drugs??

TeenScreen: Who Pays for Treatment and Drugs?? Sun, 29 May 2005 In her latest examination of the President’s Commission on Mental Health recommendation for universal mental health screening, Evelyn Pringle focuses on the $$$ it costs and on how screening, followed by . . . 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 →

APA Claims Credit for Censoring News Report about Mental Screening

APA Claims Credit for Censoring News Report about Mental Screening Sun, 16 Oct 2005 The American Psychiatric Association acknowledges its role in suppressing a major news story about the President’s New Freedom Commission Report recommendation. That recommendation is the center of a . . . Continue reading →

Janssen Admits Hiding Risperdal Risks / TMAP & Illinois Mental Health Screening

Janssen Pharma Admits Hiding Risperdal Drug Risks / TMAP & Illinois Mental Health Screening Plan Sat, 24 Jul 2004 The Miami Herald reports (below) that in a letter to doctors, Janssen Pharmacia, manufacturer of the highly promoted drug, Risperdal (risperidone), admitted “misleading . . . Continue reading →

Take Action: Just Say No to Stigmatizing Screening and Unsafe Drugs

Take Action: Just Say No to Stigmatizing Screening and Unsafe Drugs Tue, 26 Oct 2004 FYI /ACTION! AHRP believes that America’s school children should not be screened and labeled without a guarantee of the proven accuracy of the screening tool, and the . . . Continue reading →

Infomail Archive

Infomail 2005 News Stories on Human Research Protection and Commentary by Vera Hassner Sharav Subscribe to the AHRP infomail list Dec 16: Drugs, Devices & Doctors – NYT Paul Krugman Dec 11: Scientific Fraud & Corruption on Both sides of Atlantic: Merck . . . Continue reading →

SAMHSA Backs Away From TeenScreen & TMAP

SAMHSA Backs Away From TeenScreen & TMAP Mon, 24 Oct 2005 On October 17, a meeting took place with Charles Currie in Washington DC – with some in attendance by conference call. Currie is the Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental . . . Continue reading →