Adverse Drug Effects


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 – ...


20% Drop in Psych Drugs Prescribed for US Children – WashPost Sat, 8 Oct 2005 The Washington Post reports (below) that prescriptions for antidepressants for children have dropped an unprecedented 20% in the US. A continuing series of substantiated reports and Black Box warnings about an increased risk of suicide, […]

20% Drop in Psych Drugs Prescribed for US Children – ...


4 compelling reasons against Mental Health Parity Fri, 12 Sep 2003 Compelling reasons NOT to approve insurance parity for mental health services come from the following recent reports suggesting that mental health services and treatments have often done more damage than good. Until psychiatry and mental health service providers develop […]

4 compelling reasons against Mental Health Parity



Drug intoxication defense breaks new South Carolina legal ground: Pittman /Zoloft trial Sun, 13 Feb 2005 In South Carolina, temporary insanity does not influence punishment. If found guilty of murder – whether by reason of insanity or not, the sentence is 30 years to life with no parole. Defense attorneys […]

Drug intoxication defense breaks new South Carolina legal ground: Pittman ...


Cong Greenwood’s version Wed, 21 Jul 2004 Congressman James Greenwood called at 4:05 to inform AHRP of the following: He has resigned from the chairmanship of the House subcommittee on oversight and investigations today. He was offered the job with Biotechnology Industry Organization on Friday. He objected to being accused […]

Cong Greenwood's version


Asthma Drug trial Halted -Health Risk Are Suspected Mon, 17 Mar 2003 A spate of recent articles have shown that pharmaceutical companies suppress the publication of negative findings about their products. However, that is not the only way these companies keep physicians and patients uninformed about adverse drug effects. Another […]

Asthma Drug trial Halted -Health Risk Are Suspected



Doctors On the Take-Engaging in Vairous Dubious Activities for Cash / Stock Options Tue, 16 Aug 2005 A series of current articles in The Wall Street Journal, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), and the New York Times describe the many questionable non-medical income-producing activities that America¹s physicians […]

Doctors On the Take-Engaging in Vairous Dubious Activities for Cash ...