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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


Latest Huckstersm: Surgical Implants for Depression – NYT Sat, 21 May 2005 The FDA was supposed to protect the public from snake oil hucksterism. It is appalling to note how far the FDA’s approval process for drugs and devices has veered away from it’s 1962 standards of evidence-based medicine. [1] […]

Latest Huckstersm: Surgical Implants for Depression – NYT


Anatomy of an Epidemic: Psychiatric Drugs and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America by Robert Whitaker, Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry, Volume 7, Number I , Spring 2005 Mon, 29 Aug 2005 Some uncritical promoters of psychiatry and its current biological treatment paradigm have declared that the introduction […]

Anatomy of an Epidemic: Psychiatric Drugs and the Astonishing Rise ...




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 ...


What’s in a Warning? Antidepressants and Risk of Suicide – FindLaw Thu, 22 Apr 2004 Contrary to the published reports in the peer-reviewed journals, the preponderance of evidence demonstrates that antidepressants pose a greater risk than a benefit for children. *[References below] Informed medical treatment decisions hinge on the decision […]

What's in a Warning? Antidepressants and Risk of Suicide – ...



Doctor calls President’s mental health Screening Initiative “Crazy” – UPI Thu, 23 Dec 2004 Dr. Jane Orient, the Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, has written a brilliant, clear-eyed blistering commentary–Are Your Children Crazy? America’s 52 million school children and 6 million staff are the first […]

Doctor calls President's mental health Screening Initiative "Crazy" – UPI



FDA Orders Black Box Warnings on Antidepressants labels and Patient Information Guides to Warn about Suicide risk Fri, 15 Oct 2004 We have won the first battle in a struggle for full disclose of serious adverse drug effects and disclosure of failed clinical trials. Prescribing physicians and the public have […]

FDA Orders Black Box Warnings on Antidepressants labels and Patient ...



Can a Popular Antidepressant Cause Teenage Suicide? Boston Globe Wed, 6 Aug 2003 For years, drug manufacturers and regulators (in the UK and US) have falsely maintained that antidepressants–such as Paxil (Seroxat), Prozac, and the other SSRIs–reduce the risk of suicide, and, they maintained, the drugs are not addictive. An […]

Can a Popular Antidepressant Cause Teenage Suicide? Boston Globe