The dust-up involving Dr. Charles Nemeroff and Dr. Thomas Insell, director of NIMH shines a light on NIH leaders whose failure to enforce federal disclosure requirements is brushed off with excuses so untenable they have the ring of theater of the absurd. Continue reading →
"Dr. Nemeroff has become the poster child for what’s wrong with academic medicine in our country." Dr. Thomas Insell, Director of the NIMH, quietly helped him get a prized position at the University of Miami.
A stunning admission of failure by major drug manufacturers who market drugs for the treatment of Alzheimer’s. "We really believe drugs are failing because we honestly don’t understand the disease."
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Despite the fact that children may be at highest risk of antidepressant-induced suicide, GlaxoSmithKline is testing Paxil on 7 to 18 year old Japanese children. Continue reading →
"The resulting frenzy of psychiatric diagnoses has damaged the credibility of everyone in the field." Continue reading →
Physicians for Human Rights is the first group to argue that the presence of medical personnel who monitored the CIA’s use of torture on detainees–e.g., waterboarding, sleep deprivation and other "enhanced" interrogation techniques–rendered these medical professionals complicit in lending support to interrogation practices that were intentionally harmful. Continue reading →