Monthly Archives: August 2003


Fast for Freedom: A debate (of sorts) about scientific evidence Sat, 23 Aug 2003 The Medical Director of the APA was unable to cite a single scientific study proving an underlying biochemical basis for any mental illness. An amazing exchange between Dr. James Scully and a panel of experts lays […]

Fast for Freedom: A debate (of sorts) about scientific evidence





Comments submitted by The Alliance for Human Research Protection
to The National Academy of Sciences
Committee of the Institute of Medicine on Clinical Research Involving Children

AHRP has been closely monitoring pediatric research trends since passage of the FDA Modernization Act of 1997. We believe that medications used in children should be thoroughly tested for safety, effectiveness and appropriate dose. But unlike adults who can exercise their autonomous right to informed consent, children who are enrolled in clinical trials are non-consensual human subjects. They should not, therefore, be made to assume the burden of testing possibly toxic drugs whose safety is unknown.

Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act of 2002


Debate Over Antidepressants – Letters NYT Mon, 11 Aug 2003 The New York Times published 5 letters re: “Debate Resumes on the Safety of Depression’s Wonder Drugs.” One letter from someone who experienced “a minor depressive episode” and was prescribed Celexa, one of the SSRI antidepressants. He describes experiencing “extreme, […]

Debate Over Antidepressants – Letters NYT


Debate Resumes on the Safety of Depression’s Wonder Drugs – NYT Thu, 7 Aug 2003 After a decade of lies, deception, and cover-up of evidence linking antidepression drugs – such as, Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft – to acts of suicide in previously non-suicidal people – children and adults, some of who […]

Debate Resumes on the Safety of Depression's Wonder Drugs – ...




A Come Back for Psychosurgery? Wed, 6 Aug 2003 The Los Angeles Times reports that experimental psychosurgery is once again on the rise – at Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital and Brown University. It is acknowledged that “Researchers still do not fully understand how the operations affect the brain, or why”… […]

A Come Back for Psychosurgery?