America’s healthcare system is riddled with financial conflicts of interest. Business interests and commercial priorities undermine the precautionary principle of Medicine, the therapeutic mission of Medicine, the scientific integrity of Medicine. Government oversight agencies and Congress have subordinated the public interest for $$$. As a result, America’s healthcare delivery system is the third leading cause of death.
Three new studies–one,, a pharmaco-genetic study, is groundbreaking–confirm that widely prescribed psychotropic drugs that pose serious risks of harm, offer no therapeutic benefit.
Public Citzen petitioned FDA Commissioner to immediately removal from market Pfizer’s Alzheimer’s drug, Aricept 23 mg dose, because of serious safety hazards and failure to demonstrate efficacy. The petition also urges FDA to add a label warning on Aricept and generic donepezil (5 mg and 10 mg) stating: "Use of 20 mg per day is counter indicated."Read More
The majority of persons who committed suicide in Sweden in 2007 had received extensive treatment with psychiatric drugs within a year of committing suicide.Read More
After 25 years the preventable death of Libby Zion at the age of 18 at (then) New York Hospital (Cornell) continues to haunt the medical establishment.Read More
Three years have elapsed since FDA medical officers reported the findings of their comprehensive review of clinical trial data at an FDA pediatric advisory committee hearing (March, 2006).Read More
"The committee’s concerns are part of a growing chorus of complaints about the increasing use of antipsychotic medicines in children and teenagers.Read More
Only if one assumes that the FDA sees the drug industry as its client can some sense be made of December 13th meeting of the FDA’s Psychopharmacologic Drugs Advisory Committee in Silver Springs, Maryland.Read More
Australian psychiatrist: "Does anyone else see tardive dysmentia after atypicalantipsychotics?"
U.S. Doctors are prescribing the antidepressant, Effexor (150mg) for infants under age one!Read More