Making a Killing–Marketing Exercises by Dr. Carl Elliott

The catalyst for Dr. Elliott’s article was the tragic case of Dan Markingson, a 26-year old who committed suicide in May 2004, while enrolled in the CAFE trial, prescribed Seroquel. This case encapsulates the tragic consequences of a broken system which is not designed to detect the hazards for human subjects posed by market-driven research. Continue reading →

ACRE–A High Powered Harvard Stealth Pharma Front Group

ACRE’s mission is to persuade  physicians that MORE rather than less industry involvement in Continuing Medical Education programs is good for patients–much as industry’s "Harry and Louise" ads were aimed at convincing the public that universal healthcare was BAD for them. Continue reading →

Army Doctor Accused of Research Fraud Takes Leave From University

Given the serious charges against Dr. Kuklo–including fraud, forgery, and conducting an unapproved experiment on soldiers–the University of Washington’s failure to take action until a series of articles in The New York Times and pressure brought to bear by Sen. Charles Grassley, speaks volumes about a pervasive culture of arrogance in academia. Continue reading →

Guidant Didn’t Disclose a Flaw in Defibrillator for 3 Years – NYT / FDA Wrong on Crestor Safety

Guidant Didn’t Disclose a Flaw in Defibrillator for 3 Years_NYT / FDA Wrong on Crestor Safety Tue, 24 May 2005 The New York Times reports that the maker a a heart defirillator knew for 3 years about a malfunction and failed to . . . Continue reading →