Archive for February, 2007

FDA Directs ADHD Drug Manufacturers to Notify Patients about Cardiovascular Adverse Events and Psychiatric Adverse Events

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today directed the manufacturers of all drug products approved for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) to develop Patient Medication Guides to alert patients to possible cardiovascular risks and risks of adverse psychiatric symptoms associated with the medicines, and to advise them of precautions that can be taken. http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2007/NEW01568.html

Unsafe drugs given to children under investigation…

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

Testimony given on February 13th and 14th should have curdled the blood of Americans from coast to coast. The mainstream media, which receives several billion dollars a year in advertising income from Big Pharma, failed to report on the bone-chilling testimony that plainly depicts FDA fraud and collusion that is allowing thousands of our citizens to die at the hands of Big Pharma profiteering. Read this story here>http://www.newswithviews.com/Richards/byron21.htm

Woman awarded $1.25m for lack of FULL INFORMED CONSENT…

Friday, February 9th, 2007

Here’s where Human Rights and Patient Rights become the same. This woman was not given any alternative treatments for her condition during the consent signing, only surgery was offered. Judges rule for the plaintiff that she should have been informed of any alternative treatments that would include surgery. Today, millions of school children and their parents are not being given any alternatives to drugs when undergoing mental health screening like TeenScreen. Read this article and feel the full impact of this poor judgement by the medical personnel involved. We as nurses, should have caught this and not allowed poor consent. Patients, or their parents and families, have a right to know: http://www.theolympian.com:80/112/story/64433.html