Why didn’t Barbara Starfield’s Findings (JAMA 2000) cause a major overhaul of US medicine?
America’s healthcare system is riddled with financial conflicts of interest. Business interests and commercial priorities undermine the precautionary principle of Medicine, the therapeutic mission of Medicine, the scientific integrity of Medicine. Government oversight agencies and Congress have subordinated the public interest for $$$. As a result, America’s healthcare delivery system is the third leading cause of death.
A strong case for the anthrax vaccine trial would be made “if the community that’s most supportive of moving this forward would volunteer their own children for the study.”Amy Gutmann,Chair, Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.Read More
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.Read More
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 the fall of 2010, Dr. Ferric C. Fang made an unsettling discovery. Dr.…Read More
Following dissemination of our Infomail, Infamous Endorsement of Anthrax Vaccine for Children, AHRP was asked by one recipient, what evidence existed to show that the anthrax vaccine has caused disability and death. This is an important, legitimate question that deserves clarification and citation to evidence which we want to share with all our Infomail readers.…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.
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
Hidden financial conflicts-of-interest are sneaking into published drug research through the back door–meta-analyses.Read 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