Monthly Archives: August 2005


Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Orgs & NCQA Fri, 9 Sep 2005 After much hand wringing following public disclosrure that the current IRB (institutional review board) research review and approval process is so inadequate and unreliable, the (then) outgoing Secretary of Health and Human Services, Donna Shalala, acknowledged in […]

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Orgs & NCQA



Johnson & Johnson stung by its own Advisory Committee–Natrecor should be strictly limited Fri, 12 Aug 2005 Kudos go to Dr. Eugene Braunwald and the 10 members of the advisory committee that he heads. Contrary to Johnson & Johnson expectations, the committee recommended extensive warnings to physicians against prescribing Natrecor […]

Johnson & Johnson stung by its own Advisory Committee–Natrecor should ...



New Diabetes Drug Increases Mortality / Morbidity – FDA “approvable” letter Challenged Fri, 21 Oct 2005 Today’s newspaper reports about a lethal new diabetes drug that the FDA was poised to approve makes abundantly clear that The New York Times got it wrong when it gave the FDA high marks […]

New Diabetes Drug Increases Mortality / Morbidity – FDA "approvable" ...


Russian Roulette Medicine: More kids get multiple psychiatric drugs Wed, 3 Aug 2005 Stop the madness! Child psychiatrist, Joseph Penn, advises: “Parents shouldn’t passively accept whatever doctors recommend for children with behavior or psychiatric problems.” “We just don’t have the efficacy or safety data to back up what is common […]

Russian Roulette Medicine: More kids get multiple psychiatric drugs