In his article in the BMJ, “Psychiatry in crisis? Dr. Richard Smith, former editor of the BMJ (British Medical Journal) summarizes the message delivered by several speakers at a meeting also convened in June 2016. This meeting took place in Leiden, the Netherlands; it focused on some of psychiatry’s serious failings and it was attended…

Read More

Child psychiatrists at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association in Atlanta, in May 2016, called for “big solutions to improving child mental health care,” recommending an aggressive drug algorithm approach for children. (Psychiatric News, June 16, 2016) This is a not very subtle effort to resuscitate the notorious drug marketing scheme initiated and…

Read More

AHRP Campaign to Protect Children from Harm Oct 15: FDA Orders Black Box Warnings on Antidepressants labels and Patient Information Guides to Warn about Suicide risk Oct 3: BBC PANORAMA TONIGHT – Taken on Trust – 13 years-Medical Deception Sep 30: GSK Sales Reps told NOT to Divulge Paxill Data / Merck Withdraws Vioxx Sep…

Read More

Drug safety Hearings-Sept-Congress/ FDA – Lilly Plans to Disclose Data Tue, 3 Aug 2004 A hearing about the possible connection between suicide and antidepressant drugs will be held on Aug 4, by the California Senate by Sen. Tom Torkalson, chairman of the Senate Task Force on Youth and Workplace Wellness and Sen. Deborah Ortiz, Chair…

Read More

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…

Read More

Whistleblowers: Dangerous Pursuit for Profits at the Expense of Patients’ Lives Sat, 12 Mar 2005 Several prescription drug sales reps have come out of the shadows. They’re blowing the whistle on the pharmaceutical industry’s corrupt practices’ sales reps view doctors’ offices as the trenches. Pfizer drug rep, Jamie Reidy, has written a book’ “Hard sell–The…

Read More

Boston Scientific Sold Defective Stints Amid Alarming Data / 22% Medical Device Follow-up Not Done – Boston Globe Mon, 27 Dec 2004 Two reports in The Boston Globe raise concern defective medical devices – including cardiac stents, pacemakers and other medical devices–are proliferating the marketplace before their safety has been fully tested. Like drugs, once…

Read More

Infomail 2004 News Stories on Human Research Protection and Commentary by Vera Hassner Sharav Dec 31: FDA to review “missing” drug company documents Dec 30: Family of Woman Killed by AIDS Drug Test Sues Doctors, Manufacturer Dec 30: Doctors, Too, Ask: Is This Drug Right? Dec 29: Bill would shield some drug firms from punitive…

Read More

Charitable Choice: Research Grants–Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation – National Journal Tue, 8 Mar 2005 The Washington Post reports that conservatives have crafted a “bioethics agenda” on cloning and stem cell research. Such an agendaq determines what research the government will and will not fund. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A15569-2005Mar7.html Below is an excerpt of a fascinating article in the…

Read More