"This case goes beyond everything and anything, and this should have brought the house down on the university." Continue reading →
Why the tragic case of Dna Markingson and the culpability of the University of Minnesota won’t go away… Continue reading →
In 2008, 6,485 trials were conducted off shore with almost no FDA oversight. Seventy-eight percent of all human test subjects were enrolled at foreign sites.
How many children in foster care serve as human guinea pigs in commercial drug trials?
There is no evidence to indicate that children have been the beneficiaries of the Pediatric Exclusivity Provision of FDAMA (enacted in 1998): there is evidence that pharmaceutical companies have increased their profits from the legislation by at least $14 billion.
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. Continue reading →
"The study started out with 20 subjects…For about a week there were 14 subjects. Then they started dropping…Now, we’re down to 7."
New York Times reporter Gina Kolata, broadcasts medical hype on the front page of the paper much the way Judith Miller broadcast hype fed to her by Ahmed Chalabi and the Iraq war lobby. Continue reading →
Despite the fact that children may be at highest risk of antidepressant-induced suicide, GlaxoSmithKline is testing Paxil on 7 to 18 year old Japanese children. Continue reading →
“The way Dr. Punjwani treated Emilio Villamar and the manner in which these drugs were prescribed is a picture of everything that’s wrong with this industry and the relationship between doctors and pharmaceutical companies.”
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