Panel Chairman Thomas G. Brott, a neurologist at the Mayo Clinic, said he was amazed that essentially no research had been done on ECT’s effects using functional MRI imaging, repeated brain wave (EEG) studies, or autopsy examinations of patients. Continue reading →
At the end of today’s hearings, an FDA advisory panel will issue recommendations about whether manufacturers of electroconvulsive devices must put their devices to rigorous safety tests or whether they should be reclassified from Class III (high risk) to Class II (moderate . . . Continue reading →
The filing by Dow Jones & Co., in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, comes after a series of articles in the Journal about abuses of the Medicare system. Continue reading →
The Coalition Against Bayer pharmaceuticals (CBG) announces that Bayer and Baxter settled a mulit-million dollar compensation suit with hemophiliacs in 22 countries who were victims, infected with HIV or hepatitis C having been infused with tainted blood plasma products in the 1980s. . . . Continue reading →
"Despite ongoing controversy, there has never been a large-scale, prospective study of the cognitive effects of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)." Dr. Harold Sackeim, et al, 2007.
America’s health care expenditure is about to go through the roof–without improving anyone’s health! Continue reading →
Public concerns about vaccine safety are well-grounded in reality. Continue reading →
"the prevailing medical opinion is that vaccines are scientifically linked to encephalopathy, but not scientifically linked to autism."
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Those who rail against government regulation in healthcare must consider the potential consequences. Continue reading →
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The excerpts from The New Yorker (below) may be read as a companion piece to the Atlantic article profiling Dr. John Ioannidis. However, the opening example that Lehrer uses to make the point that initial impressive positive research findings often weaken . . . Continue reading →