Infomail 2005 News Stories on Human Research Protection and Commentary by Vera Hassner Sharav Subscribe to the AHRP infomail list Dec 16: Drugs, Devices & Doctors – NYT Paul Krugman Dec 11: Scientific Fraud & Corruption on Both sides of Atlantic: Merck / Proctor & Gamble Dec 11: Gov Accountability Project Creates "FactSquad" on Rx…

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Treating children as young as 4 for bipolar – WSJ Thu, 26 May 2005 A report in The Wall Street Journal should raise serious concerns about the legitimacy of psychiatric diagnosing and drug prescribing for children. The Journal reports that close to 20,000 US children are being diagnosed with bi-polar disorder, a condition that had,…

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http://www.nj.com/news/ledger/index.ssf?/base/news-20/1108104141208160.xml Star-Ledger 14 deaths force halt to drug in Canada Hyperactivity remedy called threat to kids Friday, February 11, 2005 BY CAROL ANN CAMPBELL Safety concerns have clouded the future of another blockbuster medication, this one a hyperactivity drug prescribed to 700,000 Americans, most of them children. Health officials in Canada have suspended sales of…

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Researcher To Be Sacked After Reporting High Rates of ADHD – BMJ Sun, 10 Apr 2005 The BMJ reports that Dr. Gretchen LeFever, a clinical psychologist and professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School, whose published reports (since 1995) have raised the alarm about a spiraling increase in elementary school children being diagnosed with ADHD, and…

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Infomail 2005 News Stories on Human Research Protection and Commentary by Vera Hassner Sharav Subscribe to the AHRP infomail list Dec 16: Drugs, Devices & Doctors – NYT Paul Krugman Dec 11: Scientific Fraud & Corruption on Both sides of Atlantic: Merck / Proctor & Gamble Dec 11: Gov Accountability Project Creates “FactSquad” on Rx…

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FDA Advisory Suicide Risk for Adults on Antidepressants / Advisory Committee Resistant to issue Warnings on ADHD drugs Fri, 1 Jul 2005 Under public and congressional pressure to disclose fully the hazardous effects of widely prescribed drugs, the FDA is beginning to acknowledge the long-denied evidence: psychotropic drugs may INDUCE dangerous psychiatric, cardiovascular, hepatic adverse…

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A Lobbying Campaign for Screening Children for Mental Problems–a Gimmick Aimed at Increasing PhRMA Profits Wed, 11 May 2005 The big guns of America’s mental health establishment — including the American Psychiatric and Psychological Associations and the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill — are making united front in support of mass mental health screening…

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Labeling Kids Mentally Ill for Profit – E. Pringle Mon, 14 Mar 2005 Independent, investigative reporters in Texas, Illinois, Ohio, FloridaŠare questioning the rationale for the recommendations of President Bush’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health report calling for universal screening for mental illness. These investigative reporter have discovered that the NFC is a profit-enahancing…

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AMA Serves Pharma Marketing Priority/ FDA To Add Warnings on ADHD drugs–Concerta, Ritalin, Strattera, Adderall Wed, 29 Jun 2005 The FDA is finally taking note of the fact that many drugs prescribed for the treatment of psychiatric problems are CAUSING serious psychiatric and cardiovascular problems in children and adolescents ! By contrast, the American Medical…

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