Adverse Drug Effects


Submitted Testimony of Meryl Nass, MD Mount Desert Island Hospital Bar Harbor, Maine 04609 (207) 288-5082 ext. 220 Senate Subcommittee on Bioterrorism and Public Health Preparedness Hearing: Biodefense: Next Steps Tuesday, February 8, 2005, 10 am SD-430 Dirksen Senate Office Building Thank you for the opportunity to submit this testimony […]

Nass – Senate Subcommittee on Bioterrorism & Public Health Preparedness ...


Prozac Suicide Risk – CNN Posts long concealed Eli Lilly Internal Documents Tue, 4 Jan 2005 An internal company document titled Activation and Sedation in Fluoxetine Clinical Trials dated 11/8/1988, provides insight into how marketing divisions of pharmaceutical companies rationalize lethal adverse drug effects. Of note: the terminology in 1988 […]

Prozac Suicide Risk – CNN Posts long concealed Eli Lilly ...


British Medical Journal: Something is rotten at the heart of FDA / Glaxo faces class action suit Sun, 5 Dec 2004 “Something is rotten at the heart of the FDA.” That’s the opening of an editorial in the British Medical Journal. [1] Indeed, there is something rotten at the heart […]

British Medical Journal: Something is rotten at the heart of ...



FDA New Drug Safety Website – ADHD A Huge Profit-Engine for amphetamine-like drugs – The Street Sun, 22 May 2005 “After 25 years and 35 studies, there is not a single straightforward experiment comparing typical unmedicated children with an ADHD diagnosis to typical controls.” But science is not what the […]

FDA New Drug Safety Website – ADHD A Huge Profit-Engine ...


Additional information as of late Wed Oct 19: Although I was assured that attendance for a presentation by Dr. David Healy (at Columbia University School of Public Health on Oct. 20 at 12:30) would be open to the public, a problem seems to have emerged after an AHRP Infomail about […]

Dr. David Healy Addresses Credibility Crisis-at Columbia University Oct. 20


FDA Orders Black Box Warnings on Antidepressants labels and Patient Information Guides to Warn about Suicide risk Fri, 15 Oct 2004 We have won the first battle in a struggle for full disclose of serious adverse drug effects and disclosure of failed clinical trials. Prescribing physicians and the public have […]

FDA Orders Black Box Warnings on Antidepressants labels and Patient ...



Did Zoloft make him do it? FDA Zoloft data Tue, 8 Feb 2005 At issue beyond a Charlsteon, SC court, is whether Christopher Pittman – who was 12 years old and under the influence of Zoloft, a powerful psychotropic drug, when he killed his grandparents–should have been charged with murder […]

Did Zoloft make him do it? FDA Zoloft data


Former FDA Commissioner says FDA lost public trust Mon, 17 Oct 2005 The FDA’s failure to ensure drugs are properly tested in trials designed to detect serious adverse effects,  and the agency’s failure to require follow-up post-marketing studies to be reasonably secure in the knowledge that no lethal drugs are unleashed on the public has […]

Former FDA Commissioner says FDA lost public trust


UK issues ban on second SSRI antidepressant for children Sun, 21 Sep 2003 The UK Observer reports (below) that although antidepressant drugs of the SSRI class have not been approved for children, last year doctors (who are unaware of the severe risks associated with SSRIs) wrote 170,000 prescriptions of antidepressants […]

UK issues ban on second SSRI antidepressant for children



FDA Cut Off Critic’s Access to Drug Safety Database – Chicago Tribune Thu, 24 Feb 2005 The Chicago Tribune reports (below) about an eggregious example of the abuse of power by FDA officials who are retaliating against an independent scientist whose unique research project for detecting rare adverse drug reactions […]

FDA Cut Off Critic's Access to Drug Safety Database – ...