A Prescription from Hell — OxyContin 12-hour

A sensational investigative report by by Harriet Ryan, Lisa Girion and Scott Glover in the Los Angeles Times (May 5, 2016) exposes the irresponsible, corrupt practices of Purdue Pharmaceuticals, the company that manufactures and aggressively markets OxyContin at a dosing schedule that some . . . Continue reading →

Activists Take on Eli Lilly Over Off-Label Marketing & Harm Caused by Zyprexa

The deceptive marketing of antipsychotic drugs has prompted new advocacy group to launch "The Just Say "Know" to Prescription Drugs Campaign."  Its goal is to get one million people to stop and reevaluate the medications they are taking. Continue reading →

Court Ruling: Injunction on Release of Zyprexa Documents

A federal Judge of the Eastern District (Brooklyn) issued a ruling upholding a seal on documents that contain evidence linking Zyprexa, Eli Lilly's antipsychotic drug to diabetes Continue reading →

SEC Filings: Eli Lilly Admits Problems Getting Liability Insurance For Zyprexa

These illegal practices are the secret behind this toxic drug–Zyprexa– becoming a blockbuster seller. Continue reading →

Role of Litigation in Defining Drug Risks_JAMA / BMJ

Documents uncovered during the course of litigation shed light on real risks of drug-induced harm that would not otherwise be known. Continue reading →

Eli Lilly Lies About Zyprexa_NYT Editorial Calls for CongressionalHearings

The question is: will Eli Lilly succeed, once again, to divert public attention from the revelations contained in its internal documents about the company's illegal marketing practices and its failure to warn about lethal risks posed by its product?

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The Prison as Laboratory_2002

"The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential," reads the Nuremberg Code of 1947, which was drafted in direct response to the sheer barbarity of Nazi-era medical experiments on Jews and other captive groups. Continue reading →