Big Pharma’s Dirty Little Secret Mon, 27 Dec 2004 Dr. Peter Rost, Vice-President marketing, Pfizer, has taken a principled stand by speaking out against his industry’s “drity little secrets:” “Our dirty little secret is that the drug industry already sells its products, right here in the U.S., at the same low prices charged in Canada…

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Lilly duloxetine drug trial–19 Quit after a suicide – Philadelphia Inquirer Fri, 13 Feb 2004 19-year old Teri Johnson’s suicide occurred one week after an FDA advisory committee had urged the FDA to issue warnings about prescribing antidepressant drugs for children under 18 because of an increased risk in suicide. The FDA has yet to…

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Congress & the White House must remedy a prescription for danger – LA Times / CBS News Thu, 1 Apr 2004 For those who missed the CBS evening News broadcast (Tues March 30) about FDA’s suppression of evidence, a video of that powerful report can be viewed online. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/03/30/eveningnews/main609491.shtml CBS exposed an FDA cover-up of…

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Concealed Drug Trial Results Mislead Doctors & Put Children’s Lives at Risk – NYT Thu, 22 Jul 2004 The inordinate influence that drug companies wield on government healthcare regulatory policies–through campaign contributions to elected officials and lucrative job offers to public officials–has seriously compromised children’s safety in numerous ways. An illuminating article in The New…

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Fast growing business: Unethical clinical trials in India – Asia Times Tue, 27 Jul 2004 Asia Times reports: “India increasingly emerges as a preferred destination for outsourcing clinical trials – testing of new drugs on humans – the country may also be heading toward providing the greatest source of human guinea pigs for the global…

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UK: ADHD advice secretly paid for by drugs companies Sun, 09 Oct 2005 The phenomenal marketing of ADHD in the US is credited mainly to the combined effort of CHADD, a family “advocacy” group and manufacturers of drugs prescribed for ADHD which fund CHADD. They are: Novartis (Ritalin), Shire (Adderral), Eli Lilly (Strattera). The modus…

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Lilly Withdraws Duloxetine Application from FDA Fri, 28 Jan 2005 Eli Lilly and Boeringer Ingelheim have jointly announced that they have recinded their U.S. FDA Application for Duloxetine for Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence. http://newsroom.lilly.com/ReleaseDetail.cfm?ReleaseID=154081&print=yes Withdrawal of an application from FDA approval process is usually the result of the manufacturer’s failure to demonstrate in clinical…

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Petition FDA to Investigate if SSRI Induced School Shootings Fri, 25 Mar 2005 The Minnesota shooting rampage by 16-year old Jeff Weise, prompted the parent organization, Ablechild.org, to petition the FDA to conduct “a full investigation into the possible SSRI induced school shootings.” “It took 15 years for the FDA to disclose that antidepressants can…

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Opinion column: Antidepressants Carry Risk– Dr. Joseph Glenmullen Sat, 5 Mar 2005 A hard corps of influential mental health professionals continue to mislead the public‹parents in particular–about the very real and proven risks of antidepressant drugs. In some people‹especially youngsters‹antidepressants have triggered violent and suicidal behavior. Because of the compelling evidence, the FDA requires these…

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Are SSRIs and Atypical Antidepressants Safe / Effective for Children / Adolescents/ Neonates? Wed, 2 Mar 2005 The American psychiatric establishment continues to operate within a “head in the sand” culture of denial when confronted with compelling evidence that has been scientifically replicated showing that their prescribing of antidepressants for children has been misguided. They…

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Is there hope for Psychiatry to make it as a profession? Tue, 14 Jun 2005 The New York Times reports: “Psychiatrists have been searching for more than a century for some biological marker for mental disease, to little avail.” Indeed, the latest embarassing controversy that perennially plagues the psychiatric establishment is: How does psychiatry define…

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