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In Defense of the Beta Blocker

Is this a performance drug that could actually increase the fairness of Olympic contests?

(…) “Beta blockers are banned in certain sports, like archery and pistol shooting, because they’re seen as unfairly improving a user’s skills.

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Now that we have a drug, let’s create a disease.

Here is a link to an excerpt from the book White Coat, Black Hat about how diseases are sometimes created to sell new drugs or rehabilitate old drugs. 170 palabras más

Jorge Ramírez reblogueó esto en Chaos Theory and Pharmacology y comentado:

White Coat, Black Hat -- Carl Elliot.

(...)"If a marketing campaign is really successful, it goes beyond hype to insinuate itself into the language and thought of the population as a whole, essentially remaking the way people think of themselves. Concepts such as reflux disease, erectile dysfunction, and irritable bowel syndrome have had considerable success, but the most remarkable changes have come in the language of psychiatry with the emergence of neurobiological concepts such as social anxiety disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and bipolar disorder. What is striking about this neurobiological language is the extent to which ordinary people have come to incorporate it into their identities. You may have erectile dysfunction or irritable bowel syndrome, but you are bipolar or ADHD. Your diagnosis is part of who you are." (...)

"Better a whore than a concubine"

“Better a whore than a concubine,” an industry thought leader oncetold me.  The University of British Columbia apparently agrees.  Only they prefer to call it 

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Governor Mark Dayton of Minnesota: Investigate psychiatric research misconduct at the University of Minnesota


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Governor Mark Dayton of Minnesota: Investigate psychiatric research misconduct at the University of Minnesota…

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FYI (1/2): Asociación Colombiana de Psiquiatría - @ACPPsiquiatria. ―cc @FearLoathingBTX @FedemedicaC

I. Information about psychiatric drugs

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“This story is the first in a two-part investigative special on problems in the clinical trials industry.

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