Child psychiatrists at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association in Atlanta, in May 2016, called for “big solutions to improving child mental health care,” recommending an aggressive drug algorithm approach for children. (Psychiatric News, June 16, 2016) This is a not very subtle effort to resuscitate the notorious drug marketing scheme initiated and…

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“Unfortunately, the entire evidence base has been perverted,” said Joseph Ross, a professor at Yale Medical School who has studied the issue.  

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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 is so controversial amongst his colleagues that some have tried to have his…

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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. 

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The catalyst for Dr. Elliott’s article was the tragic case of Dan Markingson, a 26-year old who committed suicide in May 2004, while enrolled in the CAFE trial, prescribed Seroquel. This case encapsulates the tragic consequences of a broken system which is not designed to detect the hazards for human subjects posed by market-driven research.

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