Sunday, November 30, 2008

Unethical Psychiatrists

An editorial in the NY Times today discusses the unethical activities of two prominent psychiatrists:

The company also drafted a scientific abstract on Risperdal for Dr. Biederman to sign — as if he were the author.... And it sought his advice on how to handle the uncomfortable fact, not mentioned in the abstract, that children given placebos, not just those given Risperdal, also improved significantly.
Dr. Biederman’s work and reputation have helped fuel a huge increase in the use of powerful, risky and expensive antipsychotic medicines in young people... Now it is hard to know whether he has been speaking as an independent expert or a paid shill for the drug industry.

The editorial also discusses Dr. Frederick Goodwin.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Democrats are still trying to Steal the Election

It's been a while since I last posted; I have been busy.

The Presidential election is over and Americans have gotten the President they deserve.

The votes are still being counted for a few Senatorial and Congressional races. The Democrats are putting a big effort into stealing the Minnesota Senate seat:

It increasingly seems Al Franken, Mark Ritchie, ACORN, and a whole host of Democrats across Minnesota have a plan to put Mr. Franken in office, be it the will of the people or not. There needs to be a recount in Minnesota, that's true. But someone needs to step in and make this thing happen clean. So far, it's just plain dirty.