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Open letter to Brown University re journal article misrepresenting efficacy and safety of paroxetine

The following letter to the president of Brown University requests that she writes to the editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry supporting our request for retraction of a journal article that misrepresented the efficacy and safety of paroxetine for depressed adolescents. The letter was written by Healthy Skepticism members Jon Jureidini and Leemon McHenry and signed by additional Healthy Skepticism members and others. Jon and Leemon's campaign for retraction of the misleading article has been endorsed as a Healthy Skepticism campaign by the Healthy Skepticism international management group.

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Dispute re Ghostwriting

Today we publish a letter to the editor of Psychiatric News that that publication refused to publish. Psychiatric News is owned by the American Psychiatric Association. The letter was in response to an article in Psychiatric News denying that a book published by the American Psychiatric Association titled "Recognition and Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders: A Psychopharmacology Handbook for Primary Care" was ghost-written.
See also:
The New York Times report about ghost-writing of the book.
The denial published by Psychiatric News
Pharmalot report
The rejection letter from Psychiatric News
Project on Government Oversight blog entry
Health Care Renewal blog entry
Alison Bass blog entry
Carlat Psychiatry blog entry

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Mother Guilty of Murder—Pediatric Bipolar Disorder Innocent

Doctor Innocent in Massachusetts, Guilty Everywhere Else

by Lawrence Diller

Originally posted on The Last Normal Child blog at the Psychology Today website on February 20, 2010

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