HARVARD EXPERTS: THE MYTH OF SAFE & EFFECTIVE DRUGS: WHY THE FDA CANNOT BE TRUSTED In an article soon to be published in a special issue of the Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics (JLME) and coming from Harvard experts is an eye opener for those who blindly follow FDA guidelines thinking that will protect…
Why would Pfizer spend $100 million on two-minute TV ads that use a minute of
that time admitting that their drug Chantix can cause “changes in behavior,
hostility, agitation, depressed mood,” “weird, unusual or strange dreams,” and
“suicidal thoughts or actions”?
proud to present Dr. Irving Kirsch who will deliver a lecture titled “The
Emperor’s New Drugs: Exploding the Antidepressant Myth,” on Oct. 14.
When asked about the subject matter of his lecture, Dr. Kirsch, a Psychology
professor at the University of Hull, in England, said this. “Antidepressants
work – everyone knows they do. That’s what I thought too, until my colleagues
and I analyzed the clinical trial data. When I obtained the unpublished as well
as published data from the Food and Drug Administration, I found that what
everyone knew about antidepressants was wrong. Instead of treating depression
with drugs, we’ve been treating it with suggestion. A thorough review of the
This article appeared yesterday on the ABC News site. We know that drugs are given only cursory tests before being introduced into the marketplace. Pharmaceuticals counter that they do extensive follow-up testing (post-marketing) to assure that the drugs are in fact safe. Now, it appears that this is something to which they only give lip…
The International Coalition For Drug Awareness is a private, non-profit group of physicians, researchers, journalists and concerned citizens. Our primary focus is to address the world’s most pervasive and subtle drug problem – prescription drugs. We are dedicated to educating the people of the world regarding the potential harmful and life threatening short and long…