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Landmark Decision: Jury awards $635,177 Damages for Memory Loss from Electroshock Fri, 8 Jul 2005 Below is a press release by Linda Andre, president of Committee for Truth in Psychiatry (CTIP) about the first ever lawsuit in which a jury found a psychiatrist who referred a patient for intensive electroshock […]

Landmark Decision: Jury awards $635,177 Damages for Memory Loss from ...


ADHD drug – Cylert withdrawn from market due to Liver Toxicity, a Major Risk of Psychotropic Drugs Tue, October 25, 2005 The FDA announced that another drug prescribed for ADHD–Cylert–was removed from the US market for safety reasons. On September 25, 2005, the Associated Press reported: “Eli Lilly said it […]

ADHD drug Cylert withdrawn from market due to Liver Toxicity


FDA Underhanded Tactics Against Medical Officer Who Blew the Whistle Mon, 29 Nov 2004 The Food and Drug Administration is the epicenter of a collision between medical officers in the drug safety office and senior officials in managerial positions whose focus is on facilitating new drug approvals. Officials at the […]

FDA Underhanded Tactics Against Medical Officer Who Blew the Whistle



Israeli State Comptroller Blasts Researchers for Experimenting on Patients without Consent Tue, 26 Jul 2005 Patients the world over need adeaquate protection from overreaching physicians who use patients to test experimental drugs and procedures without their informed consent. Jacques Michel, a retired director of Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem who also […]

Israeli State Comptroller Blasts Researchers for Experimenting on Patients without ...


Statin-Cholesterol Guidelines–Industry influenced? Wed, 14 Jul 2004 Scientific journal editors are scrambling about how to react to bad publicity emanating from public disclosure that the scientific reports they have published are likely to be biased because the authors’ had financial ties to the companies whose drugs / devices they report […]

Statin-Cholesterol Guidelines–Industry influenced?


Medicare Will cover New Treatments But Patients Will be Required to Enroll in Clinical Trials Fri, 5 Nov 2004 Dr. Mark McClellan, Director of Medicare, estimates that of Medicare’s $320 billion budget, “a third of all medical expenditures are for unnecessary or ill-advised treatments.” Medicare’s chief medical officer, Dr. Sean […]

Medicare Will cover New Treatments But Patients Will be Required ...



Marketing Diseas – NYT /APA invites Soprano-Actress Psychiatrist– Pfizer Spokeswoman to speak at conference Fri, 13 May 2005 The New York times reported how drug companies invent and market a disease in order to ensure a market for newly developed drugs. Under the influence of the pharmaceutical industry, illness does […]

Marketing Diseas – NYT /APA invites Soprano-Actress Psychiatrist– Pfizer Spokeswoman ...


Pfizer Admits Guilt in Promotion of Neurontin–Agrees to Pay $430 Million Sun, 16 May 2004 A lawsuit initiated by Dr. David Franklin, a whistleblower, has been settled: Pfizer pleaded guilty to criminal fraud in the promotion of Neurontin, and agreed to pay $430 million. This case is but an example […]

Pfizer Admits Guilt in Promotion of Neurontin–Agrees to Pay $430 ...


Warning-Caution – Antidepressant Dilemma – NYT Magazine Mon, 22 Nov 2004 Tolstoy wisely observed: “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Suicide is the ultimate tragedy affecting a family; the circumstances surrounding one person’s suicide are not transferable. The cover of Sunday’s New […]

Warning-Caution – Antidepressant Dilemma – NYT Magazine



UK: Drugs firms ‘creating ills for every pill / US ‘Bioshield’ Drug-Patent Plan Draws Fire Mon, 04 Apr 2005 Following the public revelations about the concealed safety hazards of antidepressant drugs whose risks of violence, drug dependency, and suicide, were hidden from physicians and the public, a committee of Parliament […]

UK: Drugs firms 'creating ills for every pill / US ...