Monthly Archives: October 2009

Is there a link between antidepressants and violence?

Share The recent murder suicide of an elderly couple in Newton, Massachusetts brought to mind a horrific story I heard while attending the ICSSP conference in Syracuse a few weeks ago. In 2006, David Crespi, a former banking executive with … Continue reading

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Why scientific fraud is on the rise

Share At the NASW annual conference this past weekend, I happened to sit next to a scientist who studies ethical violations in scientific papers. Over lunch, Harold (Skip) Garner, a professor of biochemistry and internal medicine at the Unviersity of … Continue reading

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Pushing back against the drugging of our nation’s youth

Share When my son was in kindergarten, he wrestled with his classmates and bit one of them, and his teacher (who was one or two years out of school) suggested that I get him tested for “neurological issues.” I ran … Continue reading

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Will younger doctors be more resistant to drug company blandishments?

Share A week or so ago, I gave a talk to about 120 senior citizens at Brandeis University’s Lifelong Learning Institute. The crowd was largely receptive to the topic — how American consumers have been routinely misled about the safety … Continue reading

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