Randomized Controlled Trials: Evidence Biased Psychiatry By David Healy, MD MRCPsych Introduction A new drug gets introduced to the market. It has been approved after stringent scrutiny by the FDA, which requires ever more convincing evidence that it works and that its safe. The new treatment will always cost more than the old treatments, but…

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ACNP Summary Report Criticized as “Junk Science” Sun, 25 Jan 2004 related links: Reply to ACNP Report – Jonathan Leo, Ph.D. FDA Sham Conflicts of Interest Policy Most of the National press coverage of the controversy swirling around the claims and counter claims about drug suicidal obsessive thinking and behavior in some children prescribed SSRI…

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Dr. Wolpe’s Accusations and Dr. Healy’s Response —–Original Message—– From: Paul Root Wolpe Sent: Tuesday, October 28, 2003 4:30 PM To: VERACARE Subject: Re: Ethics of U Penn surgical “drug implant” experiment Vera, We will have to agree to disagree, so this will be my last email on this. A few reactions: I have tried…

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UK issues ban on second SSRI antidepressant for children Sun, 21 Sep 2003 The UK Observer reports (below) that although antidepressant drugs of the SSRI class have not been approved for children, last year doctors (who are unaware of the severe risks associated with SSRIs) wrote 170,000 prescriptions of antidepressants for children in the UK.…

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