Scientific American writes that three years after finding that years’ worth of studies from a major drug researcher were found to be fraudulent and worthless, drugs that the FDA approved on the basis of the research are still on the market.
Kermit Cole, MFT, founding editor of Mad in America, works in Santa Fe, New Mexico as a couples and family therapist. Inspired by Open Dialogue, he works as part of a team and consults with couples and families that have members identified as patients. His work in residential treatment — largely with severely traumatized and/or "psychotic" clients — led to an appreciation of the power and beauty of systemic philosophy and practice, as the alternative to the prevailing focus on individual pathology. A former film-maker, he has undergraduate and master's degrees in psychology from Harvard University, as well as an MFT degree from the Council for Relationships in Philadelphia. He is a doctoral candidate with the Taos Institute and the Free University of Brussels. You can reach him at
Why would anyone find this surprising? By now, Americans should realize that the FDA is not the friend and protector of the American people. It defends the drug companies at all costs. The FDA and the drug companies have gotten into bed with one another; former staff at the FDA are often found working for drug companies after leaving their government positions. Can we all say “conflict of interestsk?K!!”