India’s Dark Underbelly: Clinical Trial Business

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Besides these cases, 1,833 children from the Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya (the paediatric hospital affiliated with MGM Medical College) and 233 mentally ill patients had been enrolled in clinical trials without any consent, according to documents submitted to the Supreme Court.

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America’s Healthcare Crisis–Part II–What Do We Get for $$$ ?

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Part II.  What Do We Get for All That Money?  A preventable epidemic of injury and death from prescription drugs; FDA’s contribution to the epidemic;  Big Pharma’s business model: manufactured myths, propaganda and a hidden agenda;

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Vicissitudes of Psychiatry’s Diagnostic Manual Revisions

The latest area of controversy focuses on the proposed revision of the definition "behavioral addiction disorder" extending the addiction diagnosis to include drug, alcohol and gambling.  It is estimated that the change would expand the number of people labeled as "addicts" by 20 to 30 million who would be entitled to treatment and disability payments costing taxpayers many hundreds of millions of dollars. Continue reading →

Harvard To Be Tried for Alzheimer’s Research Fraud

The US Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit overturned a summary judgement by a lower court ordering a whistleblower lawsuit filed by Dr. Kenneth Jones against Harvard Medical School, its teaching hospitals, Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts General Hospital, and Dr. Marilyn Albert (Principal Investigator) and Dr. Ronald Killiany to proceed to trial.
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Fraudulent Science: What’s Retracted, What’s Not

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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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Fraudulent Science: What’s Retracted, What Is Not

 Even as the corruption of science is no longer a dirty little secret, but is in plain sight, no one is doing anything tostop it.    April 16, 2012 A Sharp Rise in Retractions Prompts Calls for Reform By CARL ZIMMER In . . . Continue reading →

Presidential Panel Condemns US Syphilis Study in Guatemala

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  A year after professor Susan M. Reverby, a historian at Wellesley College in Massachusetts, uncovered a heinous Guatemalan syphilis experiment conducted between 1946 and 1948, on at least 5,500 under the auspices of the US Public Health Service, a hearing was . . . Continue reading →