Stories posted in 2003

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Stories posted in 4th Qtr, 2003

12/21/2003

Drug Industry's Image is on Life-support

12/20/2003

Unpublished Letter Reports that Sertraline is Ineffective when Compared to Placebo and is Associated with Increased Adverse Effects

12/17/2003

Brits' mood-drug ban surprises U.S.

12/15/2003

New Law Mandates More Testing of Drug Safety in Children

12/15/2003

Not-So-Public Relations
How the drug industry is branding itself with bioethics.

12/12/2003

In Response to British Regulators' Ban on SSRIs For Children
Firm Representing Thousands of SSRI Victims Expresses Grave Concerns Over Anticipated FDA Whitewash

12/11/2003

British Warning on Antidepressant Use for Youth

12/11/2003

Depressed Kids: The Drug Debate Are the young used as guinea pigs for untested antidepressants?

12/10/2003

Drugs for depressed children banned

12/10/2003

How drug firms ‘hoodwink’ medical journals

12/10/2003

Threat of suicide leads to ban of major antidepressants for children

12/8/2003

Glaxo chief: Our drugs do not work on most patients

12/7/2003

Stealth Merger: Drug Companies and Government Medical Research

12/4/2003

Pediatric Research Equity Act 2003 Signed

12/4/2003

Breast-cancer risk may rise with use of antidepressants

12/3/2003

Prozac no longer authorized for use in PMDD

12/2/2003

Comparison of Adverse Drug Reaction Reports from Professionals and Users, Relating to Risk of Dependence and Suicidal Behaviour with Paroxetine [Paxil]

12/1/2003

Frontline, Dangerous Prescription

12/1/2003

National program to discuss Pittman case

11/26/2003

Lilly’s Zyprexa Acted Similarly To Cheaper Drug

11/26/2003

Death by Medicine

11/21/2003

Giant Floating Purple Pills
Are those creepy prescription-drug commercials on TV trying to kill you?

11/5/2003

Doctors push to ban anti-depressant drugs, citing severe violent behavior

11/5/2003

FDA advisor: Ignore breast implant vote

11/4/2003

Mesa mom on crusade to get kids off antidepressants

11/3/2003

Tragedy compounded?

11/02/2003

Widow sues Prozac maker in suicide of SWAT leader

11/2/2003

Off-label Prescribing, An Investigative Series by Knight-Ridder

10/31/2003

FDA: Paxil, Zoloft Not For Kids
Antidepressants May Cause Violence In Some Children

10/29/2003

An Interview with David Healy

10/29/2003

Group: Ban the Anti-Depressant Serzone

10/28/2003

Let Them Eat Prozac

10/27/2003

FDA Issues Public Health Advisory Entitled: Reports Of Suicidality in Pediatric Patients Being Treated with Antidepressant Medications for Major Depressive Disorder

10/27/2003

FDA Cautions on Antidepressants and Youth

10/27/2003

AACAP: Adolescents' Response to Antidepressants Lower in Community Clinic than in Clinical Trials

10/27/2003

Suicidality May Occur in Children on Antidepressants for MDD

10/26/2003

A family’s tragedy

10/26/2003

Medicating Young Minds

10/20/2003

Crackdown on antidepressants given out ‘like sweets’

10/15/2003

DISPENSABLE TICKING TIME BOMBS

10/13/2003

Court Revives Suit Against Pfizer On Nigeria Study

10/12/2003

The Antidepressants Debate: Depressed, Bothered or Bewildered?

10/2/2003

Over-medication: a growing crisis
Aggressive marketing a major culprit

9/30/2003

Stanford Research Finds Gene Variations That Alter Antidepressant Side Effects

9/30/2003

Columbine panel may fight to save evidence
Magistrate sees no need to keep papers

9/30/2003

Antidepressants Used as Placebos: Is That Good Practice?

9/28/2003

Prozac pushers target women
Patients told they needed drug to cope with everyday life

9/23/2003

British Government Issues New Warning on Antidepressant Use for Children

9/17/2003

Miami Herald Mind-altering drugs given to some babies in DCF’s care

Stories posted in 3rd Qtr, 2003

10/1/2003

Scientist in rethink over drug link to suicide

9/30/2003

Disclosure at the Medical Journals

9/29/2003

Columbine files to be destroyed
Victims’ families want depositions made public

9/24/2003

Parents can take stress off teens
Experts offer advice for spotting and dealing with potential problems with adolescents

9/23/2003

The DES Legacy

9/23/2003

A dose of reality
FDA to push firms to make ads clearer about drug risks

9/21/2003

Memos Display Drug Firms' Optimism
Officials Were Confident FDA Would Back Them On Suicide, Violence Issues Involving Paxil, Prozac

9/20/2003

50,000 children taking antidepressants

9/20/2003

High anxiety

9/19/2003

Fears of self-harm prompt drug curb for young

9/17/2003

New FDA Warning on Anti-Psychotics

9/17/2003

Mind-altering drugs given to some babies in DCF’s care

9/12/2003

Is Trauma Debriefing Worse Than Letting Victims Heal Naturally?

9/9/2003

It’s been a loss of a lifetime.

9/9/2003

Restless legs cause sleepless nights

9/5/2003

Industry Fights to Put Imprint on Drug Bill

9/5/2003

Critics question use of antidepressants

9/4/2003

FDA Approves Sale Of Prescription Placebo

9/4/2003

Petition To Ban Diet Drug Renewed

9/3/2003

Wyeth warns doctors on Effexor antidepressant

9/2/2003

FDA Approves Paxil CR (Paroxetine) for Treatment of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

9/2/2003

Antipsychotics Are Tied To Disorder of Pancreas

9/2/2003

Connecticut stops giving Effexor to children under DCF care

8/30/2003

2nd Firm Warns Against Having Kids Take Its Drug

8/26/2003

Lack Direction? Evaluate Your Brain’s C.E.O

8/26/2003

Study: Zoloft helps depression in kids

8/25/2003

Drugging Our Kids

8/21/2003

Research challenges role of antidepressants

8/18/2003

Does your teenager break the rules and reject authority? Maybe it’s his brain.

8/14/2003

Almost half of all faculty on Institutional Review Boards have ties to industry

8/11/2003

Canadian Catholic Woman’s Group Warns of SSRI Antidepressants

8/11/2003

Letters to the Editor, New York Times

8/9/2003

Whistleblower’s lawsuit could shake up the drug industry

8/8/2003

The Truth About Paxil, Despite FDA’s Warning, Many Doctors Still Support Use of Paxil by Teens

8/8/2003

Concerns over the prescription of anti-depressants to adolescents

8/7/2003

Debate Resumes on the Safety of Depression's Wonder Drugs

8/7/2003

Glaxo’s Paxil ControversyCould Pose Risks for Investors

8/7/2003

Pfizer Moves to Stem Canadian Drug Imports

8/5/2003

A Fight for Free Access To Medical Research

8/5/2003

Can a popular antidepressant cause teenage suicide?

8/3/2003

Undisclosed Financial Ties Prompt Reproval of Doctor

8/2/2003

Broken Brains of Flawed Studies?

7/30/2003

Doctors Challenge Prescription Marketing

7/21/2003

Children blamed for hyperactivity ‘are victims of poor parenting’

7/20/2003

Antidepressant prescribing and suicide

7/14/2003

Use of SSRIs During Pregnancy May Cause Neurologic Symptoms in Newborns

7/14/2003

Connecticut will discontinue use of Paxil for depressed youth

7/14/2003

Use of SSRIs During Pregnancy May Cause Neurologic Symptoms in Newborns

7/11/2003

Drug giant accused of false claims

6/22/2003

Couple urges better students through nutrition

6/1/2003

CHOLESTEROL SKEPTICS AND THE BAD NEWS ABOUT STATIN DRUGS

Stories posted in 2nd Qtr, 2003

6/19/2003

FDA Statement Regarding the Anti-Depressant Paxil for Pediatric Population

6/19/2003

UK AND IRELAND’S BAN OF PAXIL IN UNDER 18’s CAUSES FDA TO REVIEW DRUG WITH POSSIBLE SIMILAR PAXIL BAN IN US

6/19/2003

FDA: Teens, children shouldn’t use Paxil

6/19/2003

Paxil Victims React to FDA’s Announcement re Suicide Risk in Children

6/14/2003

MOM WANTS 'SUICIDAL' DRUG BANNED

6/13/2003

US Senator Demands that FDA Puts Hold on GSK's Request to Sell Paxil to Children, Orders Investigation

6/13/2003

WITH BRITAIN BANNING THE DRUG PAXIL FOR YOUTH, SCHUMER URGES FDA TO EXPEDITE STUDY OF WHETHER IT INCREASES SUICIDES AMONG KIDS

6/11/2003

Mood drug Seroxat (Paxil) banned for under-18s

6/10/2003

Seroxat warning over risk to young

6/10/2003

Links to Glaxo Letters

6/9/2003

Glaxo faces storm over Seroxat

6/5/2003

Prozac made librarian kill herself, says psychiatrist

6/3/2003

Relax, don't do it

5/25/2003

Probe into 'happy pill' after spate of suicides

5/22/2003

Anti-depressant is linked to suicides

5/20/2003

Leading Drugs for Psychosis Come Under New Scrutiny

5/18/2003

Trial Lawyers Now Take Aim at Drug Makers

5/16/2003

Drugs: A prescription for danger?

5/13/2003

70 per cent of prison population hooked on drugs or alcohol

5/12/2003

S. Carolina court case over Prozac is settled

5/11/2003

Panorama Review

5/9/2003

GPs accused of not reporting Seroxat suicides

5/3/2003

Seroxat (Paxil) maker abandons 'no addiction' claim

4/28/2003

Mood Drugs Linked to Fractures in Elderly

4/27/2003

Talking Up a Drug for This (and That)

4/22/2003

Journal Criticizes Halting Drug Study

4/20/2003

Drugs firms ‘cure the rich’ claim

4/16/2003

Side effects from prescription medicines plague one in four patients

4/16/2003

Glaxo and Bayer Settle U.S. Medicaid Fraud Charges

4/15/2003

A controversial draft bill offers glimpse of the close dance between a giant drug company and two key senators

4/13/2003

Paxil use blamed for fatal shooting
Lawsuit in LaPorte death seeks damages from drug maker

4/11/2003

Group blames medication

4/11/2003

Stroke risk cited in widely used drug

4/11/2003

Drug Debate: New Antipsychotics Pose a Quandary For FDA, Doctors
Eli Lilly’s Big Seller, Zyprexa, Can Help Schizophrenics; Is It Linked to Diabetes? Warnings Abroad, Not in U.S.

4/8/2003

Medications Can Fan Children’s Emotional Flames

4/2/2003

An expert panel reviewing SSRIs has been dissolved following claims of potential bias.

4/1/2003

ADAA: Nefazodone No More Effective than Placebo for Treatment of Social Phobia

Stories posted in 1st Qtr, 2003

3/27/2003

AHRP's Letter to Senators Gregg and Kennedy about the Pediatric Research Act

3/26/2003

THE CASE OF VINCENT BOOTH AND HIS MOTHER, DIANE

3/24/2003

Critics question whether medication trumps other treatments

3/24/2003

Mr. Outside moves inside Daniel Troy fought the FDA for years; now he’s helping to run it

3/19/2003

Studies link Zyprexa to diabetes deaths

3/18/2003

Delusions of Feeling Better

3/17/2003

Drugs inquiry thrown into doubt over members’ links with manufacturers Drugs inquiry links to makers

3/15/2003

Drug may have led to suicide stabbing

3/12/2003

Pharmaceutical Company Whistle-Blower Tells of ‘Illegal’ Tactics

3/12/2003

Coroner calls for drug to be withdrawn

3/11/2003

Gynecological Exams on Women Changing

3/9/2003

Guidelines pushed on child medication Romney aide questions use of psychiatric drugs in MassHealth program

2/27/2003

Hersh & Hersh Targets Eli Lilly's Most Profitable Anti-Psychotic Drug

2/26/2003

ZYBAN A FACTOR IN SUICIDE OF STAR STUDENT

2/19/2003

Pitching Prozac

2/9/2003

Patients used as drug ‘guinea pigs’
Firms pay out millions to doctors to test medicines

2/6/2003

Drug firm settles with Columbine victim

2/5/2003

Just Say No to (Legal) Drugs: More Doctors Steer Patients Away From All Kinds of Medicines

1/21/2003

The fight that can't be won

1/19/2003

Doctor, can I really trust you?

1/17/2003

Columbine survivor, Wash. teen team up
Suit over antidepressants unites an unlikely pair

1/17/2003

Training or marketing? Drug sales reps sit in on patient exams

1/14/2003

More Kids Receiving Psychiatric Drugs

1/14/2003

Psychiatric drug use up sharply for kids

1/13/2003

Suicide families blame acne drug

1/13/2003

LA judge denies class action for Glaxo Paxil suit

1/11/2003

Leaders Promise Repeal of Provisions Hidden in Bill

1/10/2003

GOP nixes Eli Lilly provision in bill
Measure would have limited lawsuits against vaccine makers

1/9/2003

BRISTOL-MYERS TO PULL DRUG IN EUROPE BUT NOT IN U.S.

1/7/2003

When the Brain Disrupts the Night

1/3/2003

When TV Commercials Play the Doctor