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 →
July 8, 2016: Swiss Public Television SRF uncovered evidence that “human rights were breached” in non-consensual drug tests conducted on patients at a psychiatric clinic in Herisau, Switzerland in the 1950s. The experimental drug Tofanil was tested in pre-marketing trials on behalf . . . Continue reading →
We reprint below the most recent commentary by John Whitehead, a constitutional attorney and the founder of the Rutherford Institute, which is is committed to protecting the constitutional freedoms of every American and the integral human rights of all people. His commentary, is . . . Continue reading →
In an unprecedented decision, senior federal Judge Justin Quackenbush of Spokane, Washington ruled that a lawsuit may proceed against James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen, the psychologists who designed and implemented CIA’s post-9/11 torture program. The case was brought by the American Civil . . . Continue reading →
Historically institutionalized children and prisoners have been exploited and subjected against their free will, as human guinea pigs in all manner of medical experimentation. Researchers’ regard “Criminals in our penitentiaries are fine experimental material . . . Continue reading →
Today’s New York Times Magazine cover story, Planet of the Retired Chimpanzees By Charles Siebert, reports that chimpanzees who have served as subjects in biomedical research can look forward to being set free in one of 12 specially built chimp sanctuaries the . . . Continue reading →
On Jan. 28, 2013, Emergent BioSolutions, manufacturer of BioThrax (Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed) reported its failure to develop an animal model to provide evidence for assessing efficacy of anthrax vaccine in human. Continue reading →
Researchers have cataloged some 42,500 Nazi ghettos and camps throughout Europe, spanning German-controlled areas from France to Russia anditself, during ’s reign of brutality from 1933 to 1945.
When the doctors found patients who were deemed "incurable," they marked their form with a "+"– which designated them to die. Between 1939 and 1941, doctors sentenced 70,000-100,000 Germans to death through their experiments in "perfecting methods of group killings" [Fishkoff, 1996] Continue reading →
Canada’s draconian judicial system can strip elderly patients of their human rights, forcing them to be confined to a nursing home against their expressed wishes and against the wishes of their adult child who is prepared to care for them.
Physicians for Human Rights is the first group to argue that the presence of medical personnel who monitored the CIA’s use of torture on detainees–e.g., waterboarding, sleep deprivation and other "enhanced" interrogation techniques–rendered these medical professionals complicit in lending support to interrogation practices that were intentionally harmful. Continue reading →
Why has the Pentagon, the C.I.A., state licensing boards andprofessional medical societies ignored the gross and appalling violations by medical personnel? Continue reading →