Lawsuits, Just the Cost of Criminal Marketing of Antipsychotic Drugs

"When you’re selling $1 billion a year or more of a drug, it’s very tempting for a company to just ignore the traffic ticket and keep speeding.” Continue reading →

AHRP Letter to Harvard Re: Dr. Biederman’s Research

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AHRP proposes a multi-disciplinary team of independent scientists to review ALL of Dr. Joseph Biederman’s publications and supporting documents, including: research protocols, consent forms, and the original (of course, anonymized) data sets with associated code books for all pediatric studies. Continue reading →

Florida Antipsychotic Pre-Approval Requirement Protects PreschoolChildren

The State of Florida has established a pre-approval requirement to protect preschool children on Medicaid from being exposed to the hazardous effects of antipsychotic drugs. That step has prompted "a seismic change" in doctors’ inappropriate prescribing of antipsychotics for preschool children: the . . . Continue reading →

Sen. Grassley Letter to Harvard: Biederman Research Protocol Breaches

The most shocking disclosure is that Dr. Biederman’s study testing powerful antipsychotics in PRESCHOOL CHILDREN "was beset by breaches of research protocol," Continue reading →

Letter of Complaint to FDA Commissioner, 2007

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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.  Continue reading →

More Spent on Psych Drugs for preschool kids than antibiotics or asthma – AP

More Spent on Psych Drugs for preschool kids than antibiotics or asthma – AP Mon, 17 May 2004 Data analysis by MEDCO, the nation’s largest prescription benefit manager found that between 2000–2003 there was a 49% increase in the use of psychotropic . . . Continue reading →

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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 →

The Impact of the FDA Modernization Act on the Recruitment of Children for Research

THE IMPACT OF THE FDA MODERNIZATION ACT ON THE RECRUITMENT OF CHILDREN FOR RESEARCH Vera Hassner Sharav Published in ETHICAL HUMAN SCIENCES & SERVICES Summer 2003, vol. 5 pp. 83-108 Abstract This paper argues that contrary to the claims made by the . . . Continue reading →

NIH Conflict of Interest Rules – "Option of Corruption" – children victimized

NIH Conflict of Interest Rules_”Option of Corruption”_ children victimized Tue, 18 May 2004 Lawmakers accused leaders of the National Institutes of Health of encouraging “the option of corruption.” NIH medical researchers, who receive the highest salaries in government, think they, unlike others, . . . Continue reading →