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 →

Trial Lawyers Are Taking Aim at the Drug Industry_NYT

Trial Lawyers Are Taking Aim at the Drug Industry_NYT Sun, 18 May 2003 It appears that trial lawyers will produce the results that government oversight agencies–in particular, the FDA–have failed to do. Namely, to protect the public against an increasing number of . . . Continue reading →

Smallpox vaccine: Experts Urge Caution, Administration Pushes Hard

Smallpox vaccine: Experts Urge Caution, Administration Pushes Hard Sat, 29 Mar 2003 In our earlier Infomail today, the focus was on the Administration’s difficulty in recruiting volunteers for the anthrax vaccine trial. This Infomail focuses on the determined push to implement the . . . Continue reading →

Soldier’s Death Tied to Vaccines / Experimental Ebola vaccine attracts no volunteers

Soldier’s Death Tied to Vaccines / Experimental Ebola vaccine attracts no volunteers Wed, 19 Nov 2003 Two civilian medical panels that looked into the death of 22-year old Army reservist, Rachel Lacy, agreed that the death was “probably” or “possibly” an adverse . . . Continue reading →