Inadequate Blinding Associated With Positive Treatment Findings, Industrial Sponsorship, and Schizophrenia Diagnosis

Despite the integral importance of blinding and blinding assessment to randomized controlled trials (RCTs), they are rarely reported on or documented in trial reports...

Call to Ban “Low Testosterone” Ads as “Disease-mongering”

An editorial in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society has called for a ban on advertisements about testosterone replacement therapy, and the FDA has issued warnings about the practice.

Cymbalta Suicide Suit Settled

Eli Lilly & Co. will pay an undisclosed amount to settle the lawsuit of the parents of a South Dakota boy who committed suicide...

Global Pharmaceutical Industry Fined $11 Billion in Three Years

Although the global pharmaceutical industry racked up $11 billion in fines in the last three years, "Companies might well view such fines as a...

Excessive Mood & Behavior Arousal in Juveniles Treated with Antidepressants

In a study of 6,767 reports of antidepressant trials in juveniles treated for depressive and anxiety disorders, the risk of psychopathological behavioral or mood...

Joint Crisis Planning Results in Clinically Reasonable Choices

Analysis of 221 joint crisis plans for people with diagnoses of psychotic disorders and at least one psychiatric admission in the past two years,...

Canadian Newspaper Investigates Health Problems of ADHD Meds

The Toronto Star's investigation of ADHD meds has revealed 600 cases so far of Canadian children "suffering serious, sometimes fatal side effects suspected to...

Pfizer Settles First of 2,600 Claims Regarding Chantix and Suicide

After failing to win a postponement earlier this week, Pfizer settled with the widow of Minnesota man who suicided while using the stop-smoking drug...

PA Court Affirms Dismissal of Paxil Wrongful Death Suit

A Pennsylvania Superior Court has affirmed a lower court's ruling that GlaxoSmithKline is not responsible for the congenital heart defect that lead Joanne Thomas...

Child Abuse/Psychosis Link Not Genetic

Although psychosis is more common in the parents of people with psychosis than those without, the difference cannot be attributed to genetics, research from...

Many Unforeseen Drug-drug Interactions Possible By Following Clinical Guidelines

If doctors follow UK government guidelines, they could endanger patients who have both depression and any of a number of other common diseases or conditions.

Systematic Review of Systematic Reviews Finds Systematic Under-Reporting of Adverse Events

A systematic review by researchers from Canada, the U.K., and China finds that the 4,644 systematic reviews studied "compounded the poor reporting of harms...

Dateline NBC to Cover Child Psychiatric Overmedication Epidemic This Sunday

This Sunday, June 12 at 7pm (EDT) on NBCs Dateline will cover MIA author Steve Francesco's book, Overmedicated and Undertreated: How I Lost My...