Dr. J. Paul Muizelaar, Chairman of the department of neurological surgery, and Dr. Rudolph J. Schrot, injected bacteria into the head wounds of terminally ill patients, calling it "innovative treatment."Read More
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.Read More
The Chronicle of Higher Education looks at the increasingly dark side of conflicts of interest in academia.Read More
"When my brother went into the hospital with pneumonia, he quickly contracted four other infections in the intensive care unit…Michael died in the ICU." Maureen Dowd, NYT Columnist.Read More
"Shocking as it may seem, U.S. government doctors once thought it was fine to experiment on disabled people and prison inmates." Associated Press, Feb 27, 2011Read More
"Our systems of mental health care have become too medication focused, and it’s time for a broader approach. History will show that this national shift began this weekend in Portland, Oregon.”Read More
"the prevailing medical opinion is that vaccines are scientifically linked to encephalopathy, but not scientifically linked to autism."
" we know how to prevent many of these patient deaths, but we don’t." WHY?Read More
Two major analyses of U.S. hospital safety found that: "harm to patients was common and the number of incidents did not decrease over time."Read More
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 KassirerRead More
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.