Archive for August, 2016

journal articles are forever…


In spite of the way drug company advertisements are often written, FDA Approval is not meant to be a medical recommendation. It simply means that a compound is safe for human use and that it has statistically significant medicinal properties demonstrated in two well conducted Clinical Trials. The FDA certified document [package insert] included with […]

that little thing at the top…


After being stationed together in the UK, five couples have been vacationing together for a week every summer all over North America. We got to be sort of a family back in those days, and that continues, honorary aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews – now over 40 years. Back then we were two internists, […]

a time for change…


blog to follow soon Maria A. Oquendo, M.D. President, American Psychiatric Association Columbia University Medical Center 300 West 72nd Street Suite 1F New York, NY 10023 RE: CIT-MD-18, Wagner et al., ‘A randomized, placebo-controlled trial of citalopram for the treatment of major depression in children and adolescents.’ Am J Psych 2004; 161 (6): 1079-1083. Dear […]