The myth of the DSM “Bible” is debunked: “at best, [the DSM is] a dictionary, creating a set of labels and defining each. . . . Continue reading →
"There have been scattered cases reported in the past, including one in The New England Journal of Medicine in 1995, of babies clearing the virus, even without treatment. "
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TIME Psychiatrist Contends the Field Is ‘Committing Professional Suicide’ Psychiatry — and medicine in general — has a dangerously close relationship with the pharmaceutical industry Maia Szalavitz | @maiasz | October 5, 2012 | British psychiatrist and Big Pharma gadfly David Healy . . . Continue reading →
Update: America’s Healthcare Crisis–7 Scientists Quit Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas Continue reading →
Even if retracted, published clinical trial reports that misrepresent findings, withhold negative data, or make false, or unsubstantiated claims have done irreparable damage. AHRP calls upon all medical journals to adopt a publication policy requiring submission of the sponsor’s formal Clinical Study Report to accompany articles about clinical trial findings.
This year alone, because of patent expirations, the drug industry will lose control over more than 10 megamedicines whose combined annual sales have neared $50 billion.
The deeper problem is that current incentives reward drug companies to develop mainly new, but not better medicines at ever higher prices. Continue reading →
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 →
In 2008, 6,485 trials were conducted off shore with almost no FDA oversight. Seventy-eight percent of all human test subjects were enrolled at foreign sites.
Although the FBI closed the 2001 anthrax mailings investigation in Feb. 2010, experts disagree with FBI’s conclusion: new information about the anthrax, the investigation and the suspect still continue to emerge. Continue reading →