"Shocking as it may seem, U.S. government doctors once thought it was fine to experiment on disabled people and prison inmates." Associated Press, Feb 27, 2011 Continue reading →
"Our systems of mental health care have become too medication focused, and it’s time for a broader approach. History will show that this national shift began this weekend in Portland, Oregon.” Continue reading →
*More antipsychotic treatment was associated with smaller gray matter volumes. Progressive decrement in white matter volume was most evident among patients who received more antipsychotic treatment. Continue reading →
"House Bill 23 hits a rare political sweet spot. The proposal to create an independent clinic review of the drugs foster children are given has support from Democrats and Republicans because of its efforts to protect the vulnerable — and projections that . . . Continue reading →
New FDA antipsychotic Warnings: "The symptoms of EPS and withdrawal in newborns may include agitation, abnormally increased or decreased muscle tone, tremor, sleepiness, severe difficulty breathing, and difficulty in feeding." Continue reading →
The deeper problem is that current incentives reward drug companies to develop mainly new, but not better medicines at ever higher prices. Continue reading →
When is it moral for a government policy to compel parents to expose their child to risk of suffering serious, irreversible injury, or even death–so that other children would live? That overriding moral question is what public health officials and the stakeholders . . . Continue reading →
"This report entirely undercuts the conclusion that RMR-1029 was the source and that Ivins was the perpetrator,” said Meryl Nass, MD, an anthrax expert.
Why did the BMJ fail to disclose its partnership agreement with Merck, major vaccine manufacturer–13 vaccines, including the controversial MMR vaccine ? Continue reading →
Vaccines are legally classified as "unavoidably unsafe"–an indication that they pose an inherent risk. Vaccines have not been subjected to scientifically rigorous placebo controlled safety trials before they have been approved for use in children. The public debate over vaccine safety has . . . Continue reading →
"This case goes beyond everything and anything, and this should have brought the house down on the university." Continue reading →
CORRECTION: An Associated Press article about a federal criminal case accusing Dr. P. Trey Sunderland III of improperly accepting consulting fees from a drug maker, misstated the level of the charge against him. Dr. Sunderland was charged with "non-willful" criminal violation, a misdemeanor which carries a maximum one year prison term and $100,000 fine. It is NOT a felony, which is punishable by more than one year prison term.