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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September 3, 2002 Columbine shooting victim sues Solvay Pharmaceuticals – Insight Magazine FYI Insight Magazine reporter, Kelly Patricia O’Meara, reports in (below) that 19- year old Mark Taylor, a victim of the shooting spree at Columbine high school in 1999, spent nearly two months in the hospital plus 3 years of follow-up operations. Taylor is…

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Did Zoloft make him do it? FDA Zoloft data Tue, 8 Feb 2005 At issue beyond a Charlsteon, SC court, is whether Christopher Pittman – who was 12 years old and under the influence of Zoloft, a powerful psychotropic drug, when he killed his grandparents–should have been charged with murder and tried as a competent…

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Forbes: Judgment Day for the FDA, Pfizer Wed, 9 Feb 2005 On Feb. 16-18 COX-2 Inhibitor Safety Issues will be the focus of an FDA Advisory Committee and (simultaneously) the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The entire drug industry will be watching with bated breath. Which causal explanation will be offered for the demonstrable increased heart…

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Abuses Endangered Veterans in Cancer Drug Experiments – NYT Sun, 6 Feb 2005 Paul H. Kornak pleaded guilty to fraud, making false statements and criminally negligent homicide in the death of an Air Force veteran, James DiGeorgio – one of the patients he used as subjects in medical experiments that he conducted at the Veterans…

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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…

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An Open Letter to Officials of the National Institute of Mental Health Fri, 30 Apr 2004 ALLIANCE FOR HUMAN RESEARCH PROTECTION (AHRP) Promoting openness and full disclosure https://www.ahrp.org From: Vera Hassner Sharav, President David Cohen, Ph.D. Secretary The ALLIANCE FOR HUMAN RESEARCH PROTECTION (AHRP)     To: Thomas Insell, MD, Director, NIMH Benedetto Vitiello, MD…

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What’s in a Warning? Antidepressants and Risk of Suicide – FindLaw Thu, 22 Apr 2004 Contrary to the published reports in the peer-reviewed journals, the preponderance of evidence demonstrates that antidepressants pose a greater risk than a benefit for children. *[References below] Informed medical treatment decisions hinge on the decision maker having all the relevant…

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FDA to review “missing” drug company documents Fri, 31 Dec 2004 Related Link: Peter Breggin, MD RE: Eli Lilly’s Contentions that the BMJ Prozac Documents were Never Missing and Have No Significance In the final hours of 2004, an investigative reporter for the British Medical Journal obtained long “missing” Eli Lilly company documents, suggesting “a…

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How Did the Vioxx Debacle Happen? USA Today / Lancet Tue, 12 Oct 2004 Dr. Eric Topol of the Cleveland Clinic: “The senior executives at Merck and the leadership at the FDA share responsibility for not having taken appropriate action and not recognizing that they are accountable for the public health.” In fact, FDA’s record…

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