images Billeder Peter Goetzsche tager effektivt til genmaeleVi Støtter Peter Gøtzsche!

Peter Gøtzsche er blevet fritaget fra sin stilling som chef for Det Nordisk Cocrane Center - indtil videre. Dette er baseret på "ødlæggende og upassende opførelse gennem flere år" = Peter har været et synelig og markant kritiker af psykiatrien og medicinalindustrien og det kan de ikke lide. Vi har derfor skrevet følgende til sundhedsministeren:


Dear Minister of Health of Denmark Ellen Trane Nørby:

We the Danish Hearing Voices network are writing to express our serious concern at the dismissal of professor Peter Gøtzsche from his position at the Nordic Cochrane center. By dismissing this very well respected researcher sends a strong and powerful message to the world that freedom of academic speech is no longer a protected right. Peter Gøtzsche is a well known critic of psychiatry based on sound research. Yet history has shown that those who do not condone the ideology of psychiatry risk their very livelihood and reputation. This is happening to Peter Gøtzsche and we are therefore asking you to please reconsider his position at the Cochrane center and reinstate him.

We are doing this because we can as so many others from around the world, vouch for his integrity, honesty and passion. But even more importantly Peter Gøtszche is the protector of the Danish Hearing Voices Network something we value highly. The Hearing Voices movement is found in 35 countries and is a powerful psychiatric survivor and user movement. It was the Danish Hearing voices movement that put recovery firmly on the table of Danish psychiatry through our self help programs and activism. Peter is a powerful voice with regards to psychiatry, a voice that reflects so many of the experiences of voice hearers. Experiences which rarely get heard. But because of Peters fearlessness in being the critical voice with regards to psychiatry he could speak on our behalf in places our voices could never reach. Likewise we could acknowledge his enormous contribution in pushing forward the voice of critical psychiatry, by giving him this prestigious position of trust. Peter plays a huge role for 1000’s and 1000’s of psychiatric patients around the world and to dismiss this is tragic.

We realize that our voice is easy to be ignored as this is unfortunately the norm when it comes to ex-patients and patients who critic psychiatry. Yet over the years our critic has been seen and heard and invoked much research and change to the better of many patients in psychiatry. Peter is before his time. He has through the research literature been able grasp a much fuller picture of psychiatry reflecting many of our experiences and has invoked much anger from many established psychiatric circles by being so vocal in his critic. Since then he has had his integrity challenged and efforts to get him removed from the Cochrane center have been ongoing. We will end this letter of appeal representing the many voices of the ex-psychiatric patients and patients by asking you please respectfully reconsider Peter Gøtzsche’s dismissal
Thank you


Professor Peter C Gøtzsche er Stemmehørernetværkets protektor.

Det ønskede vi da Peter's tænkning vedrørende psykiatri er i tråd med vores. 

Taget fra Peter Gøtzsche's hjemmeside
Professor Peter C Gøtzsche graduated as a Master of Science in biology and chemistry in 1974 and as a physician 1984. He is a specialist in internal medicine; worked with clinical trials and regulatory affairs in the drug industry 1975-1983, and at hospitals in Copenhagen 1984-95. With about 80 others, he helped start The Cochrane Collaboration in 1993 with the founder, Sir Iain Chalmers, and established The Nordic Cochrane Centre the same year. He became professor of Clinical Research Design and Analysis in 2010 at the University of Copenhagen and became elected for the Cochrane Governing Board in 2017.

Peter has published more than 70 papers in “the big five” (BMJ, Lancet, JAMA, Ann Intern Med and N Engl J Med) and his scientific works have been cited 30,000 times (his H-index was 63 according to Web of Science in June 2017).


Peter is author of these books:

Deadly psychiatry and organised denial (2015).

Deadly medicines and organised crime: How big pharma has corrupted health care (2013) (Winner, British Medical Association’s Annual Book Award in the category Basis of Medicine in 2014).

Peter has an interest in statistics and research methodology. He is a member of several groups publishing guidelines for good reporting of research and has co-authored CONSORT for randomised trials (, STROBE for observational studies (, PRISMA for systematic reviews and meta-analyses ( and SPIRIT for trial protocols ( Peter was one of the editors in the Cochrane Methodology Review Group 1997-2014.