Complaint about a surge of FDA administrative approvals for expanded use of highly toxic antipsychotic drugs for children. Approvals were determined by Dr. Thomas Laughren after secret deliberations–without disclosure of scientific data, without an advisory panel or open public discussion. Continue reading →
Pharmaceutical companies, much like the tobacco industry, have made fortunes by engaging in lies, deception, and illegal practices that are making people sick and causing premature deaths.
Expert Scientists, Psychiatrists, a Primary Care Physician, a Leading Attorney, will shed light on FDA’s Review of selected data Re: Antidepressants and Adult Suicidality One day prior to FDA’s Advisory Committee Hearing, December 13.
Lead author of JAMA article rethinks positive Zoloft report – Guardian Wed, 1 Oct 2003 In August 2003, the Sertraline Pediatric Study Group reported: “Sertraline-treated patients experienced statistically significantly greater improvement than placebo.” Their report was published in the authoritative Journal of . . . Continue reading →
AHRP Speaks Out AHRP Press Briefing 9/14/04: Antidepressants & suicide-related risks for children Open Letter to NIMH re Prozac & Concealed Suicide Attempts Open Letter to Officials at NIMH AHRP Briefing 2/2/04: Scientists present suicide evidence Conflicts of Interest policy – New . . . Continue reading →
FDA reviews depression drugs–Intense or Cautious? WashPost/ NYT/ Herald Wed, 29 Oct 2003 The Washington Post correctly reports: “The association between antidepressants, particularly the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), and suicide has been controversial since the first SSRI, Prozac, came on the . . . Continue reading →
Alliance for Human Research Protection in the Press Feb 17, 2005: FDA Critics Slam Plan for Safety Reform – Nature “This is smoke and mirrors and musical chairs,” says Vera Sharav, president of the New York-based Alliance for Human Research Protection. “They . . . Continue reading →
Unreported Paxil suicides: company abandons “No Addiction” claim Sat, 10 May 2003 GlaxoSmithKline, Britain’s biggest pharmaceutical company will change the label in the UK to reflect the severe withdrawal that its antidepressant drug, Seroxat (Paxil in US) generates in many patients. In . . . Continue reading →
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 . . . Continue reading →
Letter from David Healy, MD to Peter J. Pitts Executive Summary of suicidal evidence not addressed by FDA In the light of Traci Johnson’s death on February 7th 2004, will FDA obtain Pfizer’s entire folder on the 1982 Hindmarch study in which . . . Continue reading →
U.K. Government Issues New Warnings Re: Use of antidepressant drugs for children Sept. 2003 note: click on text image for larger picture related link: Sept 23, 2003 infomail
What’s in a Warning? Antidepressants and Risk of Suicide – FindLaw Thu, 22 Apr 2004 Contrary to the published reports in the peer-reviewed journals, the preponderance of evidence demonstrates that antidepressants pose a greater risk than a benefit for children. *[References below] . . . Continue reading →