We are no longer "blowin’ in the wind." A growing number of prominent physician-scientists, including several former journal editors, and New York Times columnists, have written sobering critiques about the corrupting impact pharmaceutical industry influence has had on medicine. Continue reading →
"… the basic missions of industry and regulators are different, and inherently somewhat adversarial, no matter how pleasant the relationship…"
"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 →
"… it’s appalling — that, at the same time as the United States was prosecuting Nazi doctors for crimes against humanity, the U.S. government was supporting research that placed human subjects at enormous risk.” Continue reading →
Does an "apology" suffice for criminal experimentation designed to cause harm? Continue reading →
"What’s gone on with the pharmaceutical industry is a physician arms race to buy off doctors…" Continue reading →
"The risk was greater for individuals prescribed atypical rather than conventional drugs."
Antipsychotic Drugs and Risk of Venous Thromboembolism: Nested Case-Control Study BMJ
How many children in foster care serve as human guinea pigs in commercial drug trials?
According to a report by the Associated Press, the FDA has approved expanded use of Merck’s toxic antipsychotic drug, Saphris, for treating acute manic-depressive behavior in adults. Antipsychotics (neuroleptics) are a controversial class of drugs: Risperdal (approved in 1993), Zyprexa (1994), Seroquel . . . Continue reading →
The prescribed drugs transformed Kyle Warren from a rambunctious healthy child into a drooling, sedated, obese, “shell.” Continue reading →
"The current way that DSMBs are constituted and report has resulted in a loss of faith." NEJM