Drug Warnings: Are They Effective? USA Today Tue, 26 Apr 2005 How effective are drug warnings? USA Today reports that experts are unsure. For example, a study in the January issue of Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety focused on Ohio Medicaid claims for . . . Continue reading →
“The sale of the master file to drug companies hands the weapon to the drug company that the A.M.A. is saying is an illicit weapon." Continue reading →
A must read article by Carl Elliott, MD, Ph.D in the Atlantic Monthly provides the best insight into how pharmaceutical drug reps operate and the milieu in which today’s physicians practice
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ALLIANCE FOR HUMAN RESEARCH PROTECTION (AHRP) www.ahrp.org ***PRESS STATEMENT*** Re: The FDA & Concealment of Suicide-Related Risks of Antidepressants Date: September 14, 2004 Contact: Vera Hassner Sharav, President We are witnessing the unraveling of a system that was intended to ensure . . . Continue reading →
We are witnessing the unraveling of a system that was intended to ensure that marketed drugs met high safety standards; that physicians were informed about potential, serious adverse drug effects – so that they would prescribe judiciously; and that the integrity of the scientific literature was preserved. But that system has been hijacked by the drug industry – which has infected medical practice and medical research with detail men and informercials that make false claims while manipulating partial data to conceal adverse drug effects.