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Testing Psychotropic Drugs in Children April 30, 2002 David Healy, MD University of Wales College of Medicine April 30th 2002. The background against which this paper is prepared is that in 1997 I organized, chaired and wrote up the recommendations from an International Roundtable Meeting for the British Association for […]

Dr. Healy – Testing Psychotropic Drugs in Children


Dr. Kramer – All Things They Taught Us That Were Wrong in Psychiatry Thu, 15 Sep 2005 In a 2004 column, a psychiatrist who engages in “myth busting” inadvertently confirms that psychiatry is given to prescribing mood swings. He acknowledges that sometimes effective treatments are dropped (benzodiazepines) for new ones […]

Dr. Kramer – All Things They Taught Us That Were ...


Two-thirds foster care children in Mass on psych drugs_Globe Psychiatry: Soviet Experience–American Fallacy Wed, 11 Aug 2004 The Boston Globe reports that 2/3 of children in state care in Massachusetts are being “treated” for mental illness with psychotropic drugs. Marie Parente, a legislator, and parents call for disclosure of “how […]

Two-thirds foster care children in Mass on psych drugs_Globe /Psychiatry: ...



Randomized Controlled Trials: Evidence Biased Psychiatry By David Healy, MD MRCPsych Introduction A new drug gets introduced to the market. It has been approved after stringent scrutiny by the FDA, which requires ever more convincing evidence that it works and that its safe. The new treatment will always cost more […]

Randomized Controlled Trials: Evidence Biased Psychiatry


Federal Study Finds No Benefit of New Antipsychotic Drugs – WashPost/Wall StreetJ/NY Times Tue, 20 Sep 2005 The findings of a $44 million government sponsored study, CATIE, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, comparing an older generic antipsychotic to four new atypical antipsychotics, undercut the legitimacy of psychiatry’s […]

Federal Study Finds No Benefit of New Antipsychotic Drugs – ...


Doctor calls President’s mental health Screening Initiative “Crazy” – UPI Thu, 23 Dec 2004 Dr. Jane Orient, the Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, has written a brilliant, clear-eyed blistering commentary–Are Your Children Crazy? America’s 52 million school children and 6 million staff are the first […]

Doctor calls President's mental health Screening Initiative "Crazy" – UPI



Bioethics Debate: Ethics of U Penn Surgical “Drug Implant” Experiment This debate between AHRP President, Vera Sharav and Bioethicist, Paul Root Volpe, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, was prompted by an October 7 infomail. The reasons for AHRP’s opposition to drug implants for psychiatric patients are explained here: http://www.ahrp.org/ahrpspeaks/drugimplant1103.php —–Original Message—– […]

Bioethics Debate: Ethics of U Penn surgical "drug implant" experiment


How to earn promotions in pharmaceutical industry Tue, 6 Sep 2005 In the world of pharmaceuticals, careers are made by marketing the worst products that cause the greatest harm. Contact: Vera Hassner Sharav 212-595-8974 XenoPort Appoints Gary D. Tollefson, Former Lilly Executive, to Board Company Snapshot: XNPThttp://www.xenoport.com SANTA CLARA, Calif., […]

How to earn promotions in pharmaceutical industry


FDA Asks Antidepressant drug companies to add Cautions on labels Mon, 22 Mar 2004 The FDA has “requested” drug companies to put prominent warnings on the labels of 10 antidepressant drugs, “to include stronger cautions and warnings about the need to monitor patients for the worsening of depression and the […]

FDA Asks Antidepressant drug companies to add Cautions on labels



Protecting Human Subjects in Research: Are Current Safeguards Adequate? AHRP Testimony submitted to Congressional Committee April 23, 2002 Vera Hassner Sharav, President, and John H. Noble, Jr., Ph.D., steering committee member, The Alliance for Human Research Protection (AHRP), before the Subcommittee on Public Health, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & […]

Protecting Human Subjects in Research: Are Current Safeguards Adequate?