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AHRP Speaks Out AHRP Press Briefing 9/14/04: Antidepressants & suicide-related risks for children Open Letter to NIMH re Prozac & Concealed Suicide Attempts Open Letter to Officials at NIMH AHRP Briefing 2/2/04: Scientists present suicide evidence Conflicts of Interest policy – New York Times Phase I Drug Trials Used Foster […]

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European perspective: Bird Flu–BBC Panoarama / German skeptics / Rumsfeld Tamiflu stock $5 to $25 million Sat, 5 Nov 2005 As the media continues its senstional coverage of the “Bird Flu pandemic”, healthy skeptics are examining the evidence. Two European examinations–The BBC Panorama will air a program, Lessons from Vietnam, […]

European perspective: Bird Flu–BBC Panoarama / German skeptics / Rumsfeld ...


“The scariest thing is that nobody knows” risks of depression drugs for children Mon, 10 May 2004 Forest Laboratories, manufacturer of the antidepressant, Celexa / Lexapro, is the latest manufacturer to issue warnings (April 2004) about the possibility that “patients with major depressive disorder, both adult and pediatric, may experience […]

"The scariest thing is that nobody knows" risks of depression ...



Broken Brains or Flawed Studies? Thu, 24 Jul 2003 Broken Brains or Flawed Studies? A critical review of ADHD imaging studies by Jonathan Leo, Ph.D and David Cohen, Ph.D methodically demonstrates how scientifically flawed methodology undermines the integrity and claimed findings of over 30 imaging studies that are the basis […]

Broken Brains or Flawed Studies?


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 ...


<p> Big Pharma's Shameful Secret - Bloomberg News <br> Most Clinical Trials Stopped Early for "perceived" benefit later turned out false - JAMA </p> <p> Thu, 3 Nov 2005 </p> <p> A six part Special Report by Bloomberg News reveals that "Every year, drug companies spend $14 billion to test […]

Big Pharma's Shameful Secret / Clinical Trials Stopped Early ...



Doctors Without Borders: Why you can’t trust medical journals anymore Thu, 6 May 2004 Shannon Brownlee’s article in The Washington Monthly documents how conflicts of interest in medical research affect the integrity of research reports. Hear an interview with Shannon Brownlee on NPR at: http://www.npr.org/features/feature.php?wfId=1874563 The article, Doctors Without Borders, […]

Doctors Without Borders: Why you can't trust medical journals anymore


Schizophrenia drugs increase diabetes risk Fri, 29 Aug 2003 A large scale study by the Veterans Administration corroborates a body of evidence demonstrating that the much touted “improved” newer drugs for the treatment of schizophrenia–Zyprexa, Risperdal, Seroquesl– are precipitating the onset of diabetes at alarming rates– especially among younger patients. […]

Schizophrenia drugs increase diabetes risk


Linguistic Tinkering with Regulatory Terminology Increases Risk of Harm for Children: "minimal risk" "minor increment of minimal risk" and "disorder or condition" January 28, 2001 A cornerstone of the Declaration of Helsinki (adopted by the World Medical Association in 1964, and reaffirmed on Oct. 2000) is the distinction between research […]

Linguistic Tinkering with Regulatory Terminology Increases Risk of Harm for ...



Selling Sickness: Pharma Industry Turning Us All Into Patients Mon, 12 Sep 2005 Related Link: Selling Sickness Prologue Selling Sickness: How the World’s Pharmaceutical Companies Are Turning Us All Into Patients, by Ray Moynihan, an international health journalist, and Alan Cassels, a pharmaceutical policy researcher, is likely to become a […]

Selling Sickness: Pharma Industry Turning Us All Into Patients