A Bad Judicial Decision Undercuts Drug Safety Law

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"I’m as big a fan of the 1st Amendment as anyone, but this decision strikes me as fundamentally flawed.  We’re not talking about a right to express yourself. We’re talking about selling stuff — stuff that could harm or even kill you if used improperly."  David Lazarus, LA Times Continue reading →

Recycled drugs: failed antidepressants– Stratera marketed for ADHD; Cymbalta for incontinence

Recycled drugs: failed antidepressants– Stratera marketed for ADHD; Cymbalta for incontinence Mon, 26 Apr 2004 A front page article in The Wall Street Journal (excerpt below) provides a roadmap of failed Eli Lilly drugs which the company repackaged for a different condition . . . Continue reading →

How Health Care in America Became Big Business–And Bad Medicine – OpEd NYT – Zoloft NYT Ad Fails to Disclose Suicide risk

How Health Care in America Became Big Business–And Bad Medicine – OpEd NYT Zoloft NYT Ad Fails to Disclose Suicide risk Mon, 25 Oct 2004 An Op-Ed in Sunday’ New York Times by Time magazine editors, Donald Barlett and James Steele, is . . . Continue reading →

UK: Drugs firms ‘creating ills for every pill / US ‘Bioshield’ Drug-Patent Plan Draws Fire

UK: Drugs firms ‘creating ills for every pill / US ‘Bioshield’ Drug-Patent Plan Draws Fire Mon, 04 Apr 2005 Following the public revelations about the concealed safety hazards of antidepressant drugs whose risks of violence, drug dependency, and suicide, were hidden from . . . Continue reading →

Selling Sickness: Pharma Industry Turning Us All Into Patients

Selling Sickness: Pharma Industry Turning Us All Into Patients Mon, 12 Sep 2005 Related Link: Selling Sickness Prologue Selling Sickness: How the World’s Pharmaceutical Companies Are Turning Us All Into Patients, by Ray Moynihan, an international health journalist, and Alan Cassels, a . . . Continue reading →

UK reports the FDA Conceals Vital Data on Prescription Drugs – Independent

UK reports the FDA Conceals Vital Data on Prescription Drugs – Independent Sun, 12 Jun 2005 The entire world has trusted the FDA to ensure that only safe and effective drugs are approved for marketing–other agencies, lacking the necessary resources often followed . . . Continue reading →

Whistleblowers: Dangerous Pursuit for Profits at the Expense of Patients’ Lives

Whistleblowers: Dangerous Pursuit for Profits at the Expense of Patients’ Lives Sat, 12 Mar 2005 Several prescription drug sales reps have come out of the shadows. They’re blowing the whistle on the pharmaceutical industry’s corrupt practices’ sales reps view doctors’ offices as . . . Continue reading →

NEJM Vioxx Safety Correction / Consumers International Accuses Industry–Unscrupulous Marketing

Once again, the New England Journal of Medicine (July 13, 2006) has had to eat crow after it published false and misleading clinical trial findings.
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