Medicine has been derailed from its Hippocratic tradition, science has been utterly corrupted by commercial interests, and doctors are disregarding patients’ interests. Patients are losing ground, no longer do they have a choice about  the medical treatments that they get, or finding an ethical doctor whose recommendations are not tainted by his /her competing financial…

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The catalyst for Dr. Elliott’s article was the tragic case of Dan Markingson, a 26-year old who committed suicide in May 2004, while enrolled in the CAFE trial, prescribed Seroquel. This case encapsulates the tragic consequences of a broken system which is not designed to detect the hazards for human subjects posed by market-driven research.

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ACRE’s mission is to persuade  physicians that MORE rather than less industry involvement in Continuing Medical Education programs is good for patients–much as industry’s "Harry and Louise" ads were aimed at convincing the public that universal healthcare was BAD for them.

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Given the serious charges against Dr. Kuklo–including fraud, forgery, and conducting an unapproved experiment on soldiers–the University of Washington’s failure to take action until a series of articles in The New York Times and pressure brought to bear by Sen. Charles Grassley, speaks volumes about a pervasive culture of arrogance in academia.

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“Orgasmatron” implant experiment – legitimate or dubious? Fri, 28 Nov 2003 The FDA has approved what one can only call a bizarre expriment to test a surgically implanted device (orgasmatron) in the spine, of women–ostensibly to treat “sexual dysfunction.” To implant the device, “wires connected to a battery pack are inserted through the skin and…

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Guidant Case May Involve Crime Inquiry Thu, 29 Sep 2005 The New York Times reports that “criminal investigators at the Food and Drug Administration have apparently become involved in the agency’s inquiry into how the Guidant Corporation handled problems with its heart devices, said two people contacted by the investigators." “In 2003, a unit of…

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