Why didn’t Barbara Starfield’s Findings (JAMA 2000) cause a major overhaul of US medicine?
List of FDA-licensed prescription drugs withdrawn from US market for safety issues:
Between 1973 and 1991 (18 years) —16 drugs were withdrawan; Between 1992 and 2011 (19 years)—28 drugs were withdrawn.
"Shocking as it may seem, U.S. government doctors once thought it was fine to experiment on disabled people and prison inmates." Associated Press, Feb 27, 2011Read More
"The strategy of big companies when they are dealing with smaller opponents is to stretch the process, to overwhelm us until we are ready to accept whatever they want to offer."Read More
THE CONSTANT GARDENER–John le Carre’s novel about Big Pharma gets rave reviews Sat, 3 Sep 2005 Constant Gardener, the movie based on the novel by John le Carre, about the pharmaceutical industry’s immoral and even criminal activities, opened nationwide. It has already received rave reviews. Below are two reviews from The New Republic and…Read More
Marcia Angell: The Body Hunters & The Constant Gardner Mon, 19 Sep 2005 Marcia Angell’s insightful and informative review of the film and John le Carre’s book, The Constant Gardner, needs no additional commentary: "On the basis of the research I did for my book I believe that most of the background facts about drug…Read More
One day following a rport in The New York Times, Sanifo-Aventis, manufacturer of Ketek, suspended the trial in children. The FDA has not announced any action.Read More
The Washington Post reveals that a shocking secret investigative report by a Nigerian government panel of medical experts concluded that Pfizer Pharmaceuticals conducted an unethical drug experiment in Nigeria in 1996.Read More
WSJ: Court Revives Suit Against Pfizer On Nigeria Study Tue, 14 Oct 2003 Follow up to earlier AHRP Infomail on this case. The Wall Street Journal reports: “The suit against Pfizer is part of a growing trend in international law to try cases against multinational corporations in developed countries for alleged misdeeds committed in the…Read More
Appeals Court reinstates Nigerian research case against Pfizer Tue, 14 Oct 2003 On Oct. 8, 2003, The US Court of Appeals for the Second District (NY) vacated and remanded the lower District Court decision (Sept. 26, 2002) that had dismissed a lawsuit brought on behalf of Nigerian children and guardians against Pfizer. The plaintiffs in…Read More