FDA issued an advisory stating that the concealed study results demonstrate "that use of Trasylol may increase the chance for death, serious kidney damage, congestive heart failure and strokes."
Dr. Sanghavi provides us with a statistical reality-check by which to gauge for ourselves whether or not we should–or need not–take a octor’s advice about starting a medical treatment for a speculated risk–rather than evidence of illness. Continue reading →
“The Drug Trial That Went Wrong” is an investigative report by Chanel 4 (UK) about the circumstances surrounding the near fatal drug trial testing the safety of TGN1412, a monoclonal antibody drug, conducted in March 2006 at London’s Northwick Park Hospital.  http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/1/hi/health/5377226.stm It airs momorrow. Continue reading →
"As long as we continue to manipulate biology in new ways, we probably cannot prevent all such events from occurring. We must do what we can to minimize risk, but the future health of the world population demands that we not let adverse events put an end to medical progress." Continue reading →
Success in academic psychiatry is not measured in the improvement of patients' mental health, but rather in quantifiable commercial tender.How many grants one brings to the university, how many publications one churns out each year, and how many corporate and professional advisory . . . Continue reading →
A report by the Institute of Medicine is sharply critical of FDA’s drug safety monitoring system: "The report’s conclusions are striking and often damning – particularly when discussing the agency’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, known as C.D.E.R."
"This is really an ethical Potemkin village, where a hollow system appears to provide the illusion of integrity, but transgressors never leave." Continue reading →
Pharmaceutical industry corrupt practices are in evidence again, and again, and again.
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Stanford University announced that it is adopting a strict conflicts of interest policy. Continue reading →
Evidence of an association between violence and widely prescribed antidepressant drugs is the focus of this Infomail. Continue reading →
The Los Angeles Times has uncovered yet additional evidence of financial misconduct and corrupt practices at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Continue reading →
AIR: America’s Investigative Reports, is a new Public Broadcasting System (PBS) series whose first report, "A Bitter Pill," airs Friday, Sept. 8.
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