America’s Healthcare Crisis–Part II–What Do We Get for $$$ ?

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Part II.  What Do We Get for All That Money?  A preventable epidemic of injury and death from prescription drugs; FDA’s contribution to the epidemic;  Big Pharma’s business model: manufactured myths, propaganda and a hidden agenda;

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Safety Issues: FDA Scientists Collide with FDA Managers

Since 1995 FDA scientists have been at odds against FDA managers who routinely override sientists’ safety concerns to approve dubious prescription drugs.

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FDA Scientists Collide with FDA Managers Re: Safety Issues

Since 1995 FDA scientists have been at odds against FDA managers who routinely override sientists’ safety concerns to approve dubious prescription drugs. 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 →

FDA’s Lethal Weakness Requires More than Committees

FDA’s Lethal Weakness Requires More than Committees Sun, 7 Nov 2004 Bloomberg News reports that New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer requested information from Pfizer about the promotion of some of its drugs for unapproved uses – the recalled diabetes drug, . . . Continue reading →

FDA Underhanded Tactics Against Medical Officer Who Blew the Whistle

FDA Underhanded Tactics Against Medical Officer Who Blew the Whistle Mon, 29 Nov 2004 The Food and Drug Administration is the epicenter of a collision between medical officers in the drug safety office and senior officials in managerial positions whose focus is . . . Continue reading →

How Did the Vioxx Debacle Happen? USA Today / Lancet

How Did the Vioxx Debacle Happen? USA Today / Lancet Tue, 12 Oct 2004 Dr. Eric Topol of the Cleveland Clinic: “The senior executives at Merck and the leadership at the FDA share responsibility for not having taken appropriate action and not . . . Continue reading →

Trial Lawyers Are Taking Aim at the Drug Industry_NYT

Trial Lawyers Are Taking Aim at the Drug Industry_NYT Sun, 18 May 2003 It appears that trial lawyers will produce the results that government oversight agencies–in particular, the FDA–have failed to do. Namely, to protect the public against an increasing number of . . . Continue reading →