Homeless People Recruited into Psychiatric Drug Trials

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Matter magazine has published MIA Blogger Carl Elliott’s investigation into the growing use of homeless people in the United States to test dangerous psychiatric drugs. Private companies who run drug studies may coerce destitute people with payments of up to thousands of dollars, reports Elliott. Meanwhile, virtually no one is regulating the ethics of this practice. “The FDA’s oversight, for instance, can be porous,” writes Elliott. “One report found that between 2000 and 2005 the agency had only 200 inspectors to police an estimated 350,000 testing sites.”


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(Matter, July 28, 2014)

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Doctors Put Foster Children at Risk With Mind-Altering Drugs http://abcnews.go.com/Health/doctors-put-foster-children-risk-mind-altering-drugs/story?id=15064560

    Hit the pause button right at 3:02 You will see “Compass Health Systems” That’s where they killed 7 year old Gabriel Myers with the drug Symbyax, which is a combination of the generic forms of the anti-depressant Prozac and the anti-psychosis drug Zyprexa

    A court order was not obtained to put Gabriel on the drugs…

    Scott D. Segal, MD, MBA
    President and Co-Founder of Segal Institute for Clinical Research
    CEO and Founder of Compass Health Systems http://www.segaltrials.com/

    In addition to Symbyax, Gabriel also was on Vyvanse

    http://stopcorruptdss.wordpress.com/2009/06/05/gabriel-myers-update-lawsuit-links-psychiatric-drugs-to-tamarac-childs-death/

    A South Florida psychiatrist who was treating a 7-year-old foster child before the boy committed suicide last year has received a warning from federal drug regulators who say he failed “to protect the rights, safety and welfare” of children enrolled in clinical drug trials.

    One child who weighed 103 pounds, for example, “was overdosed on study medication for 20 consecutive days while participating in the study,” the letter states. The child is identified only as “Subject 1001.”

    A child identified as “Subject 1003,” who was 15 at the time of the trials, “was overdosed on study medication for 21 consecutive days while participating in the study,” the letter says. “Subject 1004,” a 16-year-old, “received doses in excess of the maximum target dose for 3 consecutive days while participating,” the letter says.

    Read more here: http://psychrights.org/2010/100316FDAWarnsPunjwani.htm#storylink=cpy

    In a strongly worded letter dated Feb. 4, regulators at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Dr. Sohail Punjwani over-medicated children who were enrolled in clinical trials for undisclosed drugs. One girl, the letter said, slashed her wrists while hallucinating.

    Another, a 13-year-old, “experienced sedation and dizziness during the study,” the letter said.

    The warning letter, a harsh and rare form of discipline by the agency, says Punjwani failed to “adhere to the applicable statutory requirements and FDA regulations governing the conduct of clinical investigations.”

    In a trial for one drug that was not identified, Punjwani gave one child dosages “in excess of… specified limits,” the letter says.

    The child was discontinued from the trial before it was completed, the letter says, “due to worsening auditory hallucinations that apparently caused the subject to lacerate her wrists.” The girl was “overdosed” on the drug for more than two weeks.

    Read more here: http://psychrights.org/2010/100316FDAWarnsPunjwani.htm#storylink=cpy

    “Compass Health Systems” ? More like compass death systems.

  2. It just gets worse and worse , it looks like “Compass Health Systems” Segal Institute for Clinical Research is like tied in with Universal Health Services.

    Ft. Lauderdale Hospital
    Palmetto Lowcountry Behavioral Health

    http://sponsors.segaltrials.com/locations/fort-lauderdale-hospital/

    This site is dedicated to all the people who were harmed or killed in UHS facilities. They speak for those who have no voice, to protect others from experiencing the pain they endured. http://watchinguhs.wordpress.com/

    I was harmed in a UHS hospital and my human rights violated by these POS people who call themselves doctors.

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