Psychotropic Drugs


Testimony Submitted to the  Office of Human Research Protection (OHRP) by Vera Hassner Sharav and  Marie M. Cassidy, Ph.D, D.Sc. April, 2001 AHRP recognizes that to include children in clinical trials for any medication presents a dilemma of truly Solomonic proportions. It is a choice between continuing the practice of […]

Sharav / Cassidy – OHRP Testimony, 4/01


Antidepressants Pregnancy Risk: Babies Adversely Affected Sat, 5 Feb 2005 Thanks to the BBC 3-part Panorama series (beginning October 2002), it is no longer a secret that coming off SSRI antidepressants can cause serious symptoms of withdrawal in some users. Christopher Pittman is on trial for killing his grandparents while […]

Antidepressants Pregnancy Risk: Babies Adversely Affected


40 Psychiatrists Lobby FDA to Legitimize Drug Restraints for Aggression Mon, 21 Mar 2005 At first glance, a Newsday article–Hot Under the Collar?– might appear as a hilarious parody of bio-psychiatry. It is not. “Recently, 40 scientists met with two FDA officials to make a case for testing treatments specifically […]

40 Psychiatrists Lobby FDA to Legitimize Drug Restraints for Aggression



Cash Interests Taint Drug Advice – NATURE / Death a Risk of Antipsychotics – AP Sun, 23 Oct 2005 An investigation by the journal, NATURE (the largest of its kind) reveals that not only do conflicts of interest taint the conduct and outcome of clinical trials, the authors who formulate […]

Cash Interests Taint Drug Advice – NATURE / Death a ...


Bush Plans to Screen Whole US Population for Mental Illness – BMJ Thu, 24 Jun 2004 A second article in the British Medical Journal discloses additional evidence uncovered by Allen Jones, the whistle blower from the Pennsylvania Inspector General’s Office. The first BMJ article focused on the Texas Medication Algorithm […]

Bush Plans to Screen Whole US Population for Mental Illness ...


NYT Pitches New Brain Disorder: “Executive Dysfunction” Tue, 26 Aug 2003 Should the Science section of The New York Times be in the business of promoting the expanded use of psychotropic drugs for unproven non-medical conditions? Today’s Science section of the New York Times includes 2 promotional articles that covertly […]

NYT Pitches New Brain Disorder: "Executive Dysfunction"



Hormone Replacement “Bombshell” is Not and isolated incident Wednesday, July 10, 2002 Until a “bombshell” study overturned hormone replacement treatment (HRT), Premarin was the most prescribed drug in U.S. in the last decade (45 million Rx in 2001) and Prempro the most prescribed estrongen / progesterone combination (22 million Rx […]

Hormone Replacement "Bombshell" is Not and isolated incident


Drug intoxication defense breaks new South Carolina legal ground: Pittman /Zoloft trial Sun, 13 Feb 2005 In South Carolina, temporary insanity does not influence punishment. If found guilty of murder – whether by reason of insanity or not, the sentence is 30 years to life with no parole. Defense attorneys […]

Drug intoxication defense breaks new South Carolina legal ground: Pittman ...


Ritalin: Chromosome Abnormalities Occured in All 12 Children / High school prescription drug abuse Fri, 11 Mar 2005 Parents and public health policy makers have cause for concern about the finding of a study conducted at the University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center. WebMD reports that all 12 children […]

Ritalin: Chromosome Abnormalities Occured in All 12 Children / High ...



Pharma’s Pervasive Influence Corrupts Medicine both sides of Atlantic Tue, 4 Oct 2005 The focus of criticism in medicine has shifted from cost and barriers to access to treatments to an examination of the safety and benefit of current treatments. The pharmaceutical industry’s corrupting influence on physicians, academic researchers, the […]

Pharma's Pervasive Influence Corrupts Medicine both sides of Atlantic