David Healy


Reply to the American College of Neuropharmacology’s Report on SSRI and Suicidal Behavior in Children Jonathan Leo, Ph.D. Introduction The American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) recently released an Executive Summary from its Task Force on SSRIs and Suicidal Behavior. The task force concluded that "taking Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) […]

Reply to the ACNP's Report on SSRI and Suicidal Behavior ...


Epidemiologist Says Most Published Research Findings Are False – Psychiatrist Addresses Credibility Crisis Sat, 8 Oct 2005 An article published in PLoS Medical (an Open Access Peer Reviewed Medical Journal) by an epidemiologist who holds academic positions on both sides of the Atlantic–at the University of Ioannina (Greece) and Tufts […]

Epidemiologist Says Most Published Research Findings Are False – Psychiatrist ...




AHRP Opposes Drug Implants for Psychiatric Patients Those promoting the implants focus on its delivery of continuous sustained drug action to ensure that patients take the drugs they’re prescribed, presumably to prevent relapse. But critics who are familiar with widespread psychotropic drug prescribing abuses recognize the serious potential for harm […]

AHRP Opposes Drug Implants for Psychiatric Patients


US Preventive Services Task Force: No evidence that screening for suicide reduces suicide Fri, 21 May 2004 The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued its findings and recommendation against screening for suicide. The USPSTF findings corroborate those of the Canadian PSTF. “USPSTF found no evidence that screening for suicide […]

US Preventive Services Task Force: No evidence that screening for ...


October 18, 2002. Pediatric Drug Tests_CNN / NYT Editorial Children are increasingly being exploited for profit by the biomedical industry. Between 1983 and 1997, children had been protected from medical experiments that are not in their best interest. But in 1997 Congress passed the FDA Modernization Act (FDAMA), providing a […]

Pediatric Drug Tests – CNN / NYT Editorial



AHRP Campaign to Protect Children from Harm Oct 15: FDA Orders Black Box Warnings on Antidepressants labels and Patient Information Guides to Warn about Suicide risk Oct 3: BBC PANORAMA TONIGHT – Taken on Trust – 13 years-Medical Deception Sep 30: GSK Sales Reps told NOT to Divulge Paxill Data […]

Research Protection for Children


Australian Judge blames Paxil & Effexor: mom free of murder attempt / UK MP Wed, 26 May 2004 Top FDA officials are foot dragging–can’t make up their minds whether protecting children’s lives is a priority. These officials are loath to curtail the dispensing of antidepressants–inasmuch as it would hurt drug […]

Australian Judge blames Paxil & Effexor: mom free of murder ...


Antidepressant Ban for Kids Puts Pressure On U.S. / Canada Mon, 15 Dec 2003 The British government ban for use of all but one SSRI antidepressant drug in children and teens (Dec 10, 2003) is reverberating wherever these drugs are widely prescribed. The action was taken after an independent committee […]

Antidepressant Ban for Kids Puts Pressure On U.S. / Canada



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