June 2016: European Meeting Re: Psychiatry in Crisis?

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 . . . Continue reading →

May 2016: The State of Psychiatry — Child Psychiatrists at APA Meeting 

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 . . . Continue reading →

Antipsychotic Dangers Psychotropic drugs may be bad for your heart/ Clozaril and Zyprexa

Major Health Groups Cite Antipsychotic Dangers Psychotropic drugs may be bad for your heart/ Clozaril and Zyprexa Wed, 23 Mar 2005 Obesity and diabetes are the fastest growing health hazard due to bad nutrition and a sedentary life style. However, diabetes is . . . Continue reading →

Eli Lilly Finances World Health Org (WHO) promoting psychotropic drugs

Eli Lilly Finances World Health Org (WHO) promoting psychotropic drugs Sat, 20 Aug 2005 The credibility of the World Health Organization (WHO) is in doubt since its financial ties to Eli Lilly and Johnson and Johnson. The reach of Big Pharma is indeed all-encompassing. NOTHING written in the . . . Continue reading →

Penn Psychiatrist Files Whistleblower Lawsuit – Investigtion Confirms Medicare Chief Lied

Philadelphia Daily News Pharma Influence: Penn Psychiatrist Files Whistleblower Lawsuit – Investigtion Confirms Medicare Chief Lied to Congress Wed, 7 Jul 2004 “Drug companies not only write checks to hospitals, they write checks to politicians…They write checks to both sides of the . . . Continue reading →

THE CONSTANT GARDENER–John le Carre’s novel about Big Pharma gets rave reviews

THE CONSTANT GARDENER–John le Carre’s novel about Big Pharma gets rave reviews Sat, 3 Sep 2005 Constant Gardener, the movie based on the novel by John le Carre, about the pharmaceutical industry’s immoral and even criminal activities,  opened nationwide.   It has . . . Continue reading →

Janssen Admits Hiding Risperdal Risks / TMAP & Illinois Mental Health Screening

Janssen Pharma Admits Hiding Risperdal Drug Risks / TMAP & Illinois Mental Health Screening Plan Sat, 24 Jul 2004 The Miami Herald reports (below) that in a letter to doctors, Janssen Pharmacia, manufacturer of the highly promoted drug, Risperdal (risperidone), admitted “misleading . . . Continue reading →

Lilly to Add Suicide Warning to Strattera – Medicaid May shrink $5.5 Billion spending on Schizophrenia Drug

Lilly to Add Suicide Warning to Strattera – Medicaid May shrink $5.5 Billion spending on Schizophrenia Drug Thu, 29 Sep 2005 Reuters reports that Eli Lilly is adding a Black Box suicide warning to the Strattera label. Strattera has been promoted as . . . Continue reading →

Two-thirds foster care children in Mass on psych drugs_Globe /Psychiatry: Soviet Experience–American Fallacy

Two-thirds foster care children in Mass on psych drugs_Globe Psychiatry: Soviet Experience–American Fallacy Wed, 11 Aug 2004 The Boston Globe reports that 2/3 of children in state care in Massachusetts are being “treated” for mental illness with psychotropic drugs. Marie Parente, a . . . Continue reading →