Pediatric Psychiatry Ethics in a Nutshell

A five-year government supported study, “Affective Neuroscience of Pediatric Bipolar Disorder,” was halted after  parents complained to the University of Illinois in Chicago. According to documents obtained by ProPublica Illinois, Dr. Mani Pavuluri, a prominent psychiatrist who had founded the Pediatric Mood . . . Continue reading →

Unreported Paxil suicides: company abandons "No Addiction" claim

Unreported Paxil suicides: company abandons “No Addiction” claim Sat, 10 May 2003 GlaxoSmithKline, Britain’s biggest pharmaceutical company will change the label in the UK to reflect the severe withdrawal that its antidepressant drug, Seroxat (Paxil in US) generates in many patients. In . . . Continue reading →

Medication switched for research purposes – patient nearly dies

Medication switched for research purposes – patient nearly dies Tue, 11 Nov 2003 The Boston Globe reports that an investigation by a state oversight agency, “uncovered numerous ethical violations at the Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center by Boston Medical Center physicians . . . Continue reading →