January 8, 2013 Study Questions Effectiveness of Therapy for Suicidal Teenagers By BENEDICT CAREY Most adolescents who plan or attempt suicide have already received at least some mental health treatment, raising questions about the effectiveness of current approaches to helping troubled youths, according to the largest in-depth analysis to date of suicidal behaviors in American…Read More
“Unfortunately, the entire evidence base has been perverted,” said Joseph Ross, a professor at Yale Medical School who has studied the issue.Read More
“You could say these marketing tactics are merely concerning. But I think of them as satanic. What the data are telling us is that these drugs are ruining people’s lives,” said Phillip Prior, MDRead More
Bloomberg News conducted a data review of payroll records for 1.4 million public employees of the 12 largest states. The findings show that public employees in California earn far higher salaries than in other states, from prison operations to health care, base salary to overtime. The first, of a six-part series, America’s Great Payroll Giveaway,…Read More
The following announcement was posted on TeenScreen’s website (November 15, 2012): "Important Announcement for Schools & Communities: We are sorry to inform you that the TeenScreen National Center will be winding down its program at the end of this year. Accordingly, we will no longer train or register new programs." http://www.teenscreen.org/ No explanation was…Read More
TIME Psychiatrist Contends the Field Is ‘Committing Professional Suicide’ Psychiatry — and medicine in general — has a dangerously close relationship with the pharmaceutical industry Maia Szalavitz | @maiasz | October 5, 2012 | British psychiatrist and Big Pharma gadfly David Healy is so controversial amongst his colleagues that some have tried to have his…Read More
America’s healthcare system is riddled with financial conflicts of interest. Business interests and commercial priorities undermine the precautionary principle of Medicine, the therapeutic mission of Medicine, the scientific integrity of Medicine. Government oversight agencies and Congress have subordinated the public interest for $$$. As a result, America’s healthcare delivery system is the third leading cause of death.