March 20, 2007

The prescription drug user fee act (PDUFA, 1992), which is up for renewalthis year, linked the Food

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The Damaging Impact of PDUFA and Why It Should be Repealed

February 6, 2007

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Annual Summary of Vital Statistics, the suicide rate

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Pharma Spin and Child Suicide Rates

February 3, 2007

Dezenhall was reported by Business Week to have used money from oil giant ExxonMobil to criticize the

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Journal Publishers Hire PR “Pit Bull” to Attack Open Access_Nature

January 30, 2007

Lisa Blakemore Brown, an accomplished child psychologist who happens to disagree with positions held by powerful academics,

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A Salem Witch Trial by British Psychological Society

January 22, 2007

Below are excerpts from two timely articles that offer persuasive arguments backed by evidence demonstrating that litigation

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Role of Litigation in Defining Drug Risks_JAMA / BMJ

January 21, 2007

A Commentary in the Lancet by John Abramson, MD, of Harvard Medical School, author of Overdosed America,

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Are Lipid lowering (Statins) Guidelines Evidence-Based? Lancet

December 18, 2006

Below are excerpts selected by Sharon Begley, Wall Street Journal science columnist, from her own book, “Train

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Thinking Can Change the brain

December 11, 2006

The ALLIANCE FOR HUMAN RESEARCH PROTECTION (AHRP)Promoting Openness, Full Disclosure, and PRESS BRIEFING Bullet points: Critique

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Critique of FDA’s latest SSRI Data Analysis

November 26, 2006

A recent engaging column by Sharon Begley, Wall Street Journal (below), underscores the importance of publishing both

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Negative Research Results–Mostly Concealed in Journals_SharonBegley, WSJ

October 3, 2006

Shankar Vedantam of The Washington Post reports (below) “a study published yesterday overturns conventional wisdom about antipsychotic drugs,

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Antipsychotics, Newer Isn’t BetterDrug_Washington Post front page

August 25, 2006

Neither aggregate suicide rates nor the individuals who commit suicide, are predictable, and no intervention has ever

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Marketing Suicide by Misapplying Population Trends_No Competing Interests?

August 1, 2006

An article in Science section of The New York Times is an exmple of its efforts to

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A Cure for Public Distrust: Journals Must Exercise Their Authority as Gatekeeper

June 27, 2006

The published correction issued by the NEJM to Merck’s critical study of of its painkiller Vioxx, contradicts

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NEJM Vioxx Safety Correction / Consumers International Accuses Industry–Unscrupulous Marketing

June 7, 2006

In their provocative essay, Dr. Joanna Moncrieff of University College London and Professor David Cohen* of Florida

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“Do Antidepressants Cure or Create Abnormal Brain States?”