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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. 

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National Assoc School Psychologists Communiqué Re: Paxil, SSRIs Thu, 18 Dec 2003 In a Communiqué to its membership about regulatory action to protect children from the hazards of Paxil and other antidepressants, The National Association of School Psychologists acknowledges the leading role played by The Alliance for Human Research Protection in publicizing the action taken…

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Are SSRIs and Atypical Antidepressants Safe / Effective for Children / Adolescents/ Neonates? Wed, 2 Mar 2005 The American psychiatric establishment continues to operate within a “head in the sand” culture of denial when confronted with compelling evidence that has been scientifically replicated showing that their prescribing of antidepressants for children has been misguided. They…

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Analysis of paroxetine Yellow Card adverse drug reaction reports (Seroxat/Paxil) Thu, 20 Nov 2003 A unique analysis of the British Yellow Card Reporting system for adverse drug reactions (ADR) found that the nature, the scope and severity of ADRs relating to drug dependency and suicidal behavior from the antidepressant paroxetine (Paxil / Seroxat) have been…

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An Open Letter to Officials of the National Institute of Mental Health Fri, 30 Apr 2004 ALLIANCE FOR HUMAN RESEARCH PROTECTION (AHRP) Promoting openness and full disclosure https://ahrp.org From: Vera Hassner Sharav, President David Cohen, Ph.D. Secretary The ALLIANCE FOR HUMAN RESEARCH PROTECTION (AHRP)     To: Thomas Insell, MD, Director, NIMH Benedetto Vitiello, MD…

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UK issues ban on second SSRI antidepressant for children Sun, 21 Sep 2003 The UK Observer reports (below) that although antidepressant drugs of the SSRI class have not been approved for children, last year doctors (who are unaware of the severe risks associated with SSRIs) wrote 170,000 prescriptions of antidepressants for children in the UK.…

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British Government Issues New Warnings Re: Use of antidepressant drugs for children Tue, 23 Sep 2003 related link: U.K. Government Document – New SSRI Warnings for Children In light of evidence from previously unexamined data from controlled clinical trials, the British Committee on Safety of Medicines (CSM), an arm of the Medicines and Healthcare Products…

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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 the American Medical Association (JAMA). The authors claimed that the data they analyzed…

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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 York Times Phase I Drug Trials Used Foster Care children in Violation of…

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