Psychiatrists On the Take: the Focus of Government Investigations

Two prominent academic-psychiatrists–Jeffrey Bostic MD, director of school psychiatry, Harvard-Massachusetts General Hospital, and Charles Nemeroff MD, the former chairman of psychiatry at Emory–are featured in current government investigations.
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Marcia Angell: Drug Co & Doctors: A Story of Corruption

"It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine." Marcia Angell, MD 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 →

4-year old Rebecca Riley,a Casualty of Psychiatric “Treatment”_BostonGlobe_NYT

“To me one of the miracle of children’s brains is that we don’t see more harm from these treatments.” Continue reading →

Psychiatrist Challenges Ethics of Yale Drug Experiment

The ethics of this radical drug experiment is being challenged by Dr. Jerald Block, a forthright psychiatrist and experienced system's analyst. His critical appraisal, published in the Bioethics Forum, Hastings Center Report. Continue reading →

NIMH Chief Child/Adoles Research Blows Wind out TeenScreen Sails_ Los Angeles Times

"Some politicians, public health officials, mental health activists and pharmaceutical companies have worked to establish mental-health screening programs in schools and the community….Researchers and clinicians, meanwhile, say they are far from having developed accurate predictors of a child developing depression. The younger the child, the murkier the crystal ball." Continue reading →

Medication switched for research purposes – patient nearly dies

Medication switched for research purposes – patient nearly dies Tue, 11 Nov 2003 The Boston Globe reports that an investigation by a state oversight agency, “uncovered numerous ethical violations at the Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center by Boston Medical Center physicians . . . Continue reading →