"500 people would need to be treated with Crestor for a year to avoid one usually survivable heart attack. Stroke numbers were similar…At $3.50 a pill, the cost of prescribing Crestor to 500 people for a year would be $638,000 to prevent one heart attack." Continue reading →
The US government is initiating several radical medical experiments that will ensure widespread, increased use of mostly toxic drugs whose adverse effects trigger chronic, debilitating illnesses.
Dr. Diane Harper advises AGAINST proposed NYS HPV legislationwithout parental consent. Continue reading →
Given multiple prior investigations of Dr. Wakefied’s 1998 paper, why did it take the Lancet editors 12 years to discover a lack of proper IRB approval? Continue reading →
Vaccines against cervical cancer and shingles “don’t fit into the whole public health spirit of outbreak prevention.” Continue reading →
…instead of informed patient consent, doctors too often promoted trial treatments as superior to standard approaches, even when there was no supporting evidence.
Unless the overall treatment and services provided to schizophrenia patients in Finland is unique and especially protective—which the authors do not suggest—their claimed findings of lowered mortality rates for antipsychotic drug users are belied by a consistent body of evidence.
So far as I can tell, the panel that I was asked to participate in was the only one that focused on the pharmaceutical industry.
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"The story’s pretty clear, and pretty embarrassing for the profession of psychiatry, which has allowed itself to be led by marketing," says Dr. Robert Rosenheck, Yale. Continue reading →
Merck is reported to have created a fake "peer-reviewed" journal to present favorable data that made its potentially fatal drugs–Fosamax and Vioxx–look good. Continue reading →
The FDA is sliding rapidly down the slippery slope, abandoning widely accepted, international ethical research standards articulated in the internationally accepted, Declaration of Helsinki–to facilitate commercial medical experiments.
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Even a seemingly harmless topical ointment may pose unanticipated lethal risks which are undisclosed on the FDA-approved label. Continue reading →