Ritalin Outrage: Congress_ Big Media Under the Influence of Big Drugs September 30, 2002 Two hard hitting editorials–one by Nicholas Regush of Redflagsweekly.com. the other by Tony DiGirolamo of CutureShockTV.com focus on the scorge of Ritalin and the victimization of millions of . . . Continue reading →
Subject: NIMH director blames HMOs for ADHD-Ritalin problem_NYPost Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 18:08:19 -0400 FYI The NY Post reports that there were heated exchanges at a Congressional hearing convened by the House Government Reform Committee overdiagnosing and overmedicating of children. Dr. . . . Continue reading →
Subject: NY Post Prompts Cong Hearings re: Children prescribed Ritalin Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 14:23:26 -0400 An investigative series by the New York Post re: the pressure brought to bear on parents to medicate their normal children with psychostimulant drugs–despite the . . . Continue reading →
Subject: Kids are “hot ticket” in Rx drug market Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2002 17:39:52 -0400 According to MEDCO Health, which manages prescription drug plans, the records of 500,000 children under age 19 reveal that: “Kids have surpassed senior citizens as the . . . Continue reading →
Do the Ends Justify the Means in Human Research? Thu, 5 Sep 2002 A moral struggle is taking place in which research stakeholders–including medical institutions that profit from biomedical research, and their emissaries in government oversight agencies–argue that ethics should be breached . . . Continue reading →
Thank you for your considered response to our July 29 letter to the director of the Office of Human Research Protection.
We are astonished to learn that OHRP found that all 12 major research institutions involved in this multi-site trial had violated Federal protections (45 CFR 46.117):
(a) "in all cases OHRP found that the informed consent documents approved by the institutional review boards (IRBs) for the research failed to describe adequately the reasonably foreseeable risks and discomforts of the research."
September 2, 2002. South Carolina Judges Voted to Ban Secret Court Settlements. By Adam Liptak – New York Times. The NY Times reports that South Carolina’s 10 active federal trial judges unanimously voted to ban secret court settlements “that have made the . . . Continue reading →