Donald Klein, Who Expanded Psychiatry’s Chemical Toolbox, is Dead

Donald Klein, MD, one of the pillars of biological psychiatry who was instrumental in medicalizing the ebbs and flows of human moods, and of fostering psychiatry’s reliance on psychiatric drugs, is dead. The obituary in the New York Times notes that: “Klein’s . . . Continue reading →

UCSD Researchers Disregard Human Subject Protections

Millions of people around the world participate in research trials each year, whether for personal, financial or humanitarian reasons. They submit their DNA, organs, body chemistry or personal history to studies that aim to better society. A substantive investigative news report by . . . Continue reading →

Scientific Evidence Confirms Music Helps Preterm Infants Brains

SWI, the Swiss Information channel, reported that there is scientific evidence that music helps nurture brain development in premature infants. Swiss neuroscientists reported documenting positive effects of specially composed and performed music on developing neural networks of premature babies. The musical selection . . . Continue reading →

N.I.H. Seeks OK to Fund Human-Animal Stem Cell Experiments

Beware the month of August – when Congress and many citizens are vacationing! Government bureaucrats favor August to issue announcements about radical medical research policy changes, for which taxpayer money is sought. They do so, to avoid public controversy about public funding of radical experimentation…

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Medical Research — Peeling the Onion from the Inside Out

A book review by AHRP board member, John J Noble Jr, Emeritus Professor, was recently published in the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics. The book, Reducing Adverse Events in Older Patients Taking Newly Released Drugs by Margaret T. Whitstock, an Australian research professional, . . . Continue reading →

A Recent Deadly Drug Experiment – BIA 10-2474 – Rennes, France

Stakeholders in the Medical research enterprise, in the European Union and in the U.S., claim that clinical trials conducted on human subjects adhere to strict safety standards. “One of the things that sets clinical trials apart from other scientific experiments is the . . . Continue reading →

NYU Medical School Shut Down Eight Studies in Psychiatry

On June 27, 2016, The New York Times reported that New York University medical school “quietly shut down eight studies at its prominent psychiatric research center” and dismissed Dr. Alexander Neumeister, the studies’ lead investigator was the director of the Molecular Imaging . . . Continue reading →

IOM Recommends Expanded Research on Prisoners; NEJM Editor Defends TGN1412

Editor of New England Journal of Medicine defends catastrophic experiments, and the Institute of Medicine expands prison drug trials. Question: How many times have these members of the elite put their own life at risk “to advance our knowledge?” Continue reading →