The Human Face of the FDA’s Failure to Investigate Risky Medical Devices

On April 8th, the Food and Drug Administration announced its intention to finally require manufacturers of medical devices marketed prior to 1976 to submit evidence of the devices’ safety and efficacy. These devices had been “grandfathered” in and despite the FDA’s assessment that they posed serious risks to health, they were never required to undergo […]

Benzodiazepines Linked to Post-ICU Depression

A recent article in MedScape Medical News says that “Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients with adult respiratory-distress syndrome (ARDS) and other forms of acute lung injury (ALI) may need sedation to endure the stress of mechanical ventilation, but the benzodiazepine doses often used in this situation may be setting patients up for clinical depression after discharge. […]

Top APA Shrink Needs Lesson in Disease vs. Disorder

Read the quotes below from psychiatrists / psychologists who admit psychiatric disorders are not diseases (but not the APA President). Then watch the video at http://youtube.com/cchrint. “Psychiatry makes unproven claims that depression, bipolar illness, anxiety, alcoholism and a host of other disorders are in fact primarily biologic and probably genetic in origin…This kind of faith […]

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