Publication Bias


Randomized Controlled Trials: Evidence Biased Psychiatry By David Healy, MD MRCPsych Introduction A new drug gets introduced to the market. It has been approved after stringent scrutiny by the FDA, which requires ever more convincing evidence that it works and that its safe. The new treatment will always cost more […]

Randomized Controlled Trials: Evidence Biased Psychiatry


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/ ...


A Taxpayer-Funded Clinical Trial Registry Exists! Thu, 6 Oct 2005 A former FDA medical officer reports: A Taxpayer-Funded Clinical Trials Registry and Results Database: It already exists within the US Food and Drug Administration. But the agency keeps the vital information about drug safety secret and inaccessible. So, all the […]

A Taxpayer-Funded Clinical Trial Registry Exists!



Int’l Registration of Clinical Research WHO Tue, 6 Apr 2004 On April 3, the World Health Organization (WHO) and Current Controlled Trials, Ltd (based in London, Philadelphia and Tokyo) announced that all randomized controlled clinical trials approved by the WHO ethics committee will be registered in a unique international registry […]

Int'l Registration of Clinical Research WHO


“Black Hole” of medical research–Negative Results Don’t get Published – JAMA, WSJ Sat, 5 Jun 2004 “No one likes bad news. But in science, there is an ethical imperative to publish research, even if the findings aren’t what the researcher had hoped for.” The New York Times, which tends to […]

"Black Hole" of medical research–Negative Results Don't get Published – ...


“Drug Companies Should Make Their Studies Public” NYT Wed, 13 Aug 2003 Concealed and inaccessible research findings are undermining the integrity of medicine, the advancement of scientific knowledge, and most importantly, secrecy is putting people’s lives in jeopardy because prescribing doctors are ignorant about adverse – even lethal – drug […]

"Drug Companies Should Make Their Studies Public" NYT



British Psychiatrists Debate: “Clinical trials of antidepressant medications are producing meaningless results” Wed, 27 Aug 2003 “The fact that most people support the psychopharmacological orthodoxy is, in itself, no argument and it is important to examine the evidence before drawing conclusions.” The psychiatric establishment is on trial–its foundation and claimed […]

British Psychiatrists Debate: "Clinical trials of antidepressant medications are producing ...


A follow-up to news reports about the conflict of interest scandal that has engulfed not only Dr. Charles Nemeroff, former president and editor in chief of the official journal of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, but the College itself.

THE SCIENTIST–Former Head of UK Psychopharmacology says Money Didn't Sway ...


A notice  from The American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, the inner sanctum of biological--predominantly drug-centered psychiatry--informs the
membership of  the resignation of Dr. Charles Nemeroff, the Editor-in-Chief of its journal, Neuropsychopharmacology. 

ACNP Journal Editor Quits Amid Exposure of Conflicts of Interest



A Boston Globe report (below) focuses on three recent reports in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) by Harvard researchers who violated the journal’s disclosure policy by failing to disclose their financial ties to companies that had the most to gain from their purported findings.

Lift Veil on Research Funding