The decision to suspend the trial is viewed as highly questionable, raising disturbing questions about the role that marketing played–especially in light of the fact that Zytiga’s patent is due to expire in 2017. 

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The latest area of controversy focuses on the proposed revision of the definition "behavioral addiction disorder" extending the addiction diagnosis to include drug, alcohol and gambling.  It is estimated that the change would expand the number of people labeled as "addicts" by 20 to 30 million who would be entitled to treatment and disability payments costing taxpayers many hundreds of millions of dollars.

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The primary promoters–inventors, one might say– of diagnosing children with "bipolar" disorder, who for over a decade, aggressively promoted the biopolar diagnosis and use of antipsychotics in children, were disciplined by Harvard University and its affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital.

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The Tribune and The Deccan Herald report (below) that a report submitted by a high level committee appointed by the government of India, after seven girls died while enrolled in an HPV vaccine trial testing the safety of vaccines manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, and Dohme, brought out “shocking findings” about gross violations in the project,…

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