Institute of Medicine report called the pattern of higher rates of disease and shorter lives “the U.S. health disadvantage,” and said it was responsible for dragging the country to the bottom in terms of life expectancy over the past 30 years.Read More
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.
Why the tragic case of Dna Markingson and the culpability of the University of Minnesota won’t go away…Read More
"Prescription Drugs Associated with Reports of Violence Towards Others, " identifies 31 drugs linked to 1,527 acts of violence…Read More
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.Read More
Two news reports: Alaska Supreme Court decision and a JAMA report confirms that risk of violence among schizophrenia patients "was mostly confined to patients with substance abuse comorbidity."Read More
Minn. Shooter Described As Deeply Disturbed-He took Prozac – Wash Post Thu, 24 Mar 2005 The Chicago Tribune and The Washington Post confirm the suspicion that like the other adolescents who went on a school shooting rampage, Jeff Weise was taking an SSRI antidepressant. The Post identifies the drug as Prozac: “Those willing to be…Read More
Pittman-Zoloft Trial to begin_ Another Boy on Prozac is Charged in Father’s Slaying – AP Sun, 30 Jan 2005 The Associated Press reports about a homicide case (below) – this time involving a 10 year old boy who is charged with killing his father. AP reports that the child was taking Prozac at the time…Read More