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Who Is Not Fit To Practice Medicine? Print E-mail
Wednesday, 09 May 2012

At a minimum, the practice of responsible medicine requires that physicians who prescribe drugs whose  known severe adverse side effects are likely to cause their patients irreversible harm, requires that those physicians follow monitoring guidelines to ensure their patients' safety. 

Why Eli Lilly's Alzheimer's Imaging Test- Amyvid- Is NO Breakthrough Print E-mail
Wednesday, 11 April 2012
On Friday, April 6, the FDA approved another of Eli Lilly's "breakthroughs" whose clinical value is questionable (at best). 
9 Medical Specialties Recommend Reducing 45 Tests Print E-mail
Thursday, 05 April 2012

“Overuse is one of the most serious crises in American medicine.” The crisis is not only of misspending of resources, overuse of medical treatments is causing  treatment-produced harm, including preventable deaths. 

Report on Research Compliance Print E-mail
Friday, 01 April 2011

News and Analysis for Colleges, Universities and Teaching Hospitals

Big Drop in OHRP Letters, Open Cases Raise Questions of Agency Commitment

In 2010, the Office for Human Research Protections issued and posted 16 determination letters, the lowest number in its 11-year history and less than half the number issued in each of the previous five years. Since  2007, the office has averaged 35 letters a year, down from a peak of 146 in 2002 and another high of 86 in 2006.

The number of determination letters is tied to the number of cases OHRP opens, and during the recent past, that number has also declined, RRC has learned, tumbling to an all-time low of six in 2009. Some tie the decline in activity to the arrival of Jerry Menikoff, whose tenure as OHRP director began in the late fall of 2008.

Inside Psychiatry's Battle to Define Mental Illness Print E-mail
Tuesday, 15 March 2011
The authoritative expert who chaired the DSM-IV revision has become a formidable critic whose publicly expressed views about psychiatry's diagnostic assessments and prescribed treatments--mostly chemical interventions--validate the criticism expressed by the Alliance for Human Research Protection for more than a dozen years.
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