Month: August 2015

III Festival Internacional de cortos y fotografía – @Polimedlabs

Compañeros, Lanzamos la tercera edición de nuestro festival internacional de cortos y fotografía. Este año la temática es Atención primaria de salud, Uso seguro adecuado y prudente del medicamento y medicalización de la vida, animaros a participar, trastear, difundir, enredar y crear con nosotros. Hi folks, One more year, we launched the third edition of…

” Cuando no le daba medicamentos a todos, me gastaba $2500 millones, pero ahora me gasto $4500 millones, porque le doy a todos, eso hace que se me suba la deuda.” [ . . . ]

[ . . . ] “Una de las alianzas que más preocupa es la de la farmacia. Sindicatos denuncian que hay una deuda pendiente con Vallepharma de $30.000 millones y que por no pagarla hoy no hay entrega de insumos. ¿Dónde está la ganancia? Cuando yo llegué al hospital  no teníamos plata para darle el medicamentos…

The Man Who Closed the Asylums – El Hombre que Cerró los Manicomios | via The Guardian

“Franco Basaglia is still a household name in Italy. His name is always attached to Law 180 (“Basaglia’s law”), promulgated in 1978. It was a rushed compromise of legislation that effectively ended the era of detention and repression for the mentally ill. Basaglia knew it was imperfect, warning that “we should avoid a sense of euphoria”, but…

Re: Doctors face compulsory system to declare gifts and hospitality from drug companies

Originally published as a rapid response (letter to the editor) of The BMJ (Aug 9, 2015). URL: http://www.bmj.com/content/351/bmj.h4617/rr — A similar compulsory system to the US sunshine act has been recently proposed by the health ministry of Colombia. (1) However, I am uncertain about their usefulness: does disclosure of competing interests cure the existence of the…

ASAM/FSPHP/LMDs

Originally posted on Disrupted Physician:
ASAM/FSPHP/LMD   Blueprint   Front-Groups representing corporate (drug testing labs, EAPs, inpatient treatment industry) and political (prohibitionist, war on drugs, AA 12-step paradigm of addiction)  interests. American Society of Addiction Medicine ( http://www.asam.org )  –ASAM primarily a lobbying group/special interest group.  Origins can be directly traced to Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) and started…

Psychiatry and Torture

World Psychiatry. 2006 Jun; 5(2): 94–95. Daryl Matthews. University of Hawaii, Manoa, HI, USA See also the article “Forensic psychiatry: contemporary scope, challenges and controversies” (vol. 5 -p87) “I would like to add to Julio Arboleda- Flórez’s excellent discussion of the problem of psychiatric participation in interrogations. There is considerable international support for asking psychiatrists and…

Finding Solutions to Institutional Corruption: Lessons from Cognitive Dissonance Theory

Nota Editorial: Descender la página para leer el resumen de este artículo en Español “Buscando soluciones a la corrupción institucional: lecciones desde la teoría de la disonancia cognitiva” (texto completo en Español disponible en el blog postPsiquiatría). Artículo relacionado: Juicio a la Psiquiatría – NoGracias (Agosto 22 de 2015). “The young and the old are defenseless…