New England Journal of Medicine


Incentives to Pharma Companies but Health Care Leaders Voice Doubts on Smallpox Inoculations Thu, 30 Jan 2003 The New York Times reports (below) that serious doubts about the president’s smallpox vaccination plan emerged at a Senate hearing Wednesday. The Washington Post reports (below) that "The hearing illustrated the growing tensions […]

Incentives to Pharma Companies but Health Care Leaders Voice Doubts ...


Evidence-based medicine? Overdosed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine Thu, 17 Mar 2005 Dr. John Abramson is a physician who spent more than twenty years as a clinician treating patients in Appalachia and Massachusetts before writing “Overdosed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine.” “When I first read of […]

Evidence-based medicine? Overdosed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine


How Did the Vioxx Debacle Happen? USA Today / Lancet Tue, 12 Oct 2004 Dr. Eric Topol of the Cleveland Clinic: “The senior executives at Merck and the leadership at the FDA share responsibility for not having taken appropriate action and not recognizing that they are accountable for the public […]

How Did the Vioxx Debacle Happen? USA Today / Lancet



Is This Permissible Medical Research? Fri, 27 Sep 2002 A federally funded experiment for the treatment of acute respiratory distress (ARDS) conducted at 12 major research centers, 1996-1999, has come under sharp criticism. The ARDS researchers sought to find a method for reducing the death rate among acutely ill patients […]

Is This Permissible Medical Research?


Are SSRIs and Atypical Antidepressants Safe / Effective for Children / Adolescents/ Neonates? Wed, 2 Mar 2005 The American psychiatric establishment continues to operate within a “head in the sand” culture of denial when confronted with compelling evidence that has been scientifically replicated showing that their prescribing of antidepressants for […]

Are SSRIs and Atypical Antidepressants Safe/ Effective for Children/ Adolescents/ ...


When Doctors Go to Class, Industry Often Foots the Bill – WSJ Fri, 6 Dec 2002 A front page article in The Wall Street Journal by Scott Hensley sheds further light on the corruption of medical ethics by focusing on a drug marketing ploy that is promoted as “continuing medical […]

When Doctors Go to Class, Industry Often Foots the Bill ...




FDA Official Admits ‘Lapses’ on Vioxx – FDA Didn’t Heed Warnings on Dangers of MS Drug Wed, 2 Mar 2005 As the Senate committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions prepares for the second day hearing about FDA’s performance, one hopes that the committee will follow up Tuesday’s hearing with […]

FDA Official Admits 'Lapses' on Vioxx – FDA Didn't Heed ...


August 26, 2002 OHRP Retreats from Providing Public Info re: Compliance Activities FYI A newly posted announcement by the Office of Human Research Protection (OHRP), dated July 15, rescinds the agency’s announced policy of making public the content of its letters of determination following the agency’s investigation of compliance / […]

OHRP Retreats from Providing Public Info re: Compliance Activities



Mechanical ventilation in ARDS: One size does not fit all – Editorial AJCCM Fri, 20 May 2005 ARMA was a government-sponsored, $41 million experiment involving 861 critically ill patients with severe lung injury–i.e., acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). It has been at the center of continuing debate prompted by revelations […]

Mechanical ventilation in ARDS: One size does not fit all ...