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Psychiatry textbooks are filled with errors and propaganda

Published on August 3, 2022

Students of medicine, psychology and psychiatry, and allied health professions learn about psychiatry by reading psychiatric textbooks. They generally believe what they read and reproduce it at their exams. University textbooks are therefore a powerful tool for indoctrination – for arriving at the “right opinion” even when it is wrong. When I read the five psychiatric textbooks in Denmark most commonly used by medical and psychology students, I uncovered a litany of misleading and erroneous statements about the causes of mental health disorders, if they are genetic, if they can be detected in a brain scan, if they are caused by a chemical imbalance, if psychiatric diagnoses are reliable, and what the benefits and harms are of psychiatric drugs and electroshocks. Much of what is claimed amounts to scientific dishonesty. I also describe fraud and serious manipulations with the data in often cited research. Read more.

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ADHD is BS

Published on July 5, 2022

Watch 6 min satire with American “ADHD expert” Professor Chip Cash, have a laugh, and then get serious and do something to help end this profitable, hypocritical, pseudoscientific, 21th century form of child abuse.

Anonymous authorship may reduce prescription drug deaths

Published on June 12, 2022

I just published the article, Anonymous authorship may reduce prescription drug deaths, in Ind J Med Ethics, online first. I argue why the current peer review system is unfair and invites abuse and give examples of misconduct at the FDA and in drug companies which has caused hundreds of thousands of deaths we could have avoided.

I very much hope you will read my paper and open a much needed discussion of why we not only need anonymous whistleblowers but also anonymous authors to protect public health and scientific freedom and freedom of speech. Please also look up upcoming articles about this subject in the journal,

The decline in scientific freedom has been particularly visible during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Institute for Scientific Freedom in Copenhagen and Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine in Oxford will therefore hold a joint conference with the title above in Copenhagen 24-25 October 2022. We hope to see you.

Book review of “The Chinese virus: killed millions and scientific freedom”

Published on June 9, 2022

Written by Dr. Dick Bijl, President, International Society of Drug Bulletins.

Peter Gøtzsche continues to be productive. The Danish doctor and researcher is publishing articles and books at a rapid pace. His latest book is about the impact of the pandemic on science. According to Gøtzsche, truth, science, honesty, decency, and respect for human rights were among the first victims of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

When will the COVID-19 follies stop?

Published on April 6, 2022

I wonder when the authorities will think outside the “perpetuum mobile” (more of the same, indefinitely) box and conclude that we are in a situation that is not much different to flu seasons and allow us to live normally … And why did Sweden do relatively well, with fewer deaths per million than in France, Italy, Spain, the UK, and USA, despite having very little lockdown and not recommending face masks, which very few people used? Read more

The pervasive financial and scientific corruption of psychiatric drug trials

Published on March 23, 2022

We assessed the 7 FDA approved psychiatric drugs 2013-17. All pivotal trials and subsequent review articles were scientifically corrupt. Key psychiatrist authors and speakers received huge amounts of money from the manufacturers. Read our article

The decline and fall of the Cochrane empire

Published on January 28, 2022

I published this book on 8 January 2022. It can be downloaded for free. It is the story about institutional corruption and the rapid transformation of a prosperous democracy into a brutal tyranny. It explains why one of the most important organisations ever in healthcare, the Cochrane Collaboration, now seems to be doomed because the wrong man was employed as CEO in 2012. He systematically destroyed Cochrane, particularly the highly respected Cochrane centres, and a weak Governing Board let him do it. In April 2021, he suddenly left without a farewell message, seven days before the UK funder announced a major budget cut. Many of the things he did were highly bizarre and difficult to understand. Journalists have therefore asked: Did he have powerful friends in the drug industry? Was he planted to destroy Cochrane? I hope you will read my book and recommend others to download it. What one man did to a once magnificent and idealistic organisation should not be forgotten but should become widely known.

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Experts weigh in after suing FDA for access to Pfizer trial data

Published on December 21, 2021

Read Maryanne Demasi’s article about Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine: The Department of Justice lawyers representing the FDA asked the federal judge to allow them 75 years to process the Freedom of Information Act request, which takes the end date for the final release of documents to 2096. “It is dystopian for the government to give Pfizer billions, mandate Americans to take its product, prohibit Americans from suing for harm, but yet refuse to let Americans see the data underlying its licensure.”

Open letter from BMJ to Facebook about inappropriate censoring of serious data integrity issues in Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine trial

Published on December 18, 2021

Dear Mark Zuckerberg,

We are Fiona Godlee and Kamran Abbasi, editors of The BMJ, one of the world’s oldest and most influential general medical journals. We are writing to raise serious concerns about the “fact checking” being undertaken by third party providers on behalf of Facebook/Meta.

Wuhan lab leak ‘now the most likely origin of Covid’, MPs told

Published on December 17, 2021

Dr Alina Chan says there is also a risk that Covid-19 is an engineered virus

By Sarah Knapton, Science Editor, The Telegraph, 15 December 2021

A laboratory leak is now the more likely origin of Covid, MPs have heard, because after two years of searching an animal host has never been found. …