Heart Valve Rings Slip Through FDA Loophole

FDA’s lax approval process for medical devices has shielded  surgeons and manufacturers who have made a killing from a lucrative business venture. FDA has even awarded the seal of approval years after the rings were implanted in patients while still in the experimental stage–without their knowledge or informed consent. Continue reading →

Psychiatry Texbook Penned by Two Academic Leaders –GSK Ghosted

“To ghostwrite an entire textbook is a new level of chutzpah,” said Dr. David A. Kessler, former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, after reviewing the documents. “I’ve never heard of that before. It takes your breath away.” Continue reading →

Devastating FDA Safety Review of Avandia

Evidence that GlaxoSmithKline concealed adverse events in their trial testing their diabetes drug, Avandia, raises the question “whether the entire system is corrupt.” “To the extent that we can’t trust the data. We are in jeopardy of giving patients the wrong drugs.” Dr. Jerome Kassirer
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In Medicine, the Power of No vs. Psychiatry’s Mass Overtreatment

Unlike patients in other fields of medicine, those  who are designated mentally ill–or even declared to be "at risk" for mental illness in the future–are at once stigmatized and suffer losss of their autonomy.
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