Sunday, July 21, 2019

Research News

Summaries of research findings that tell of a scientific need to "rethink psychiatry."

Discontinuing Psychotropics Reduces Falls in Elderly

Australian researchers look at the literature on the effect of psychotropics on falls in the elderly; largest effect of any randomized trial was achieved...

Evidence That Sadness When Bereaved is Not Illness

While the DSM-IV recognizes that depressive symptoms are sometimes normal in bereaved individuals, this "Bereavement Exclusion" is targeted for elimination from the DSM-V. However...

Antipsychotics Increase Retrovirus Activity in Humans

Endogenous retroviruses, remnants of ancient infections that have become part of the human genome, have been associated with the development of schizophrenia. But researchers...

Pfizer Files to Consolidate Birth Defect Lawsuitsd

With at least 59 lawsuits pending over birth defects allegedly caused by Zoloft, Pfizer moves to consolidate litigation near its headquarters in New York. Read...

J&J Earnings Down 89%

The Wall Street Journal reports that Johnson & Johnson's fourth-quarter earnings fell 89% following settlements for misrepresenting the risks and benefits of Risperdal, its...

Alarm About Antipsychotics as Sleep Aids

Canadian sleep researchers, writing in The Lancet, warn that weight gain, lipid and glucose dysregulation, restless leg syndrome, sleep-walking and eating while asleep, and...

J&J Takes Hit on Wall Street for Its Corrupt Practices

In the wake of the Johnson & Johnson's settlements over its improper marketing of Risperdal, Forbes magazine comments on the company's "vulnerable and now...

Texas Lawsuit Against J&J Underway

Texas' lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson for its off-label marketing of Risperdal, which the state alleges involved fraudulent claims about the drug's safety and...

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