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Drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline bribed doctors to boost sales, says whistleblower
April 16, 2014 – 2:50 am | No Comment
Drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline bribed doctors to boost sales, says whistleblower

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Britain’s biggest drug company, GlaxoSmithKline, allegedly bribed doctors in Poland using money that was meant to be spent on educating patients, according to new evidence revealed today by the BBC Panorama programme.

A GSK whistleblower claims …

Big Pharma Can’t Cure the “Mental Illness” Crisis
April 14, 2014 – 12:18 am | No Comment
Big Pharma Can’t Cure the “Mental Illness” Crisis

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I was told to lower my life expectations.
I am the Executive Director of a Connecticut mental health advocacy organization. Since the unspeakable tragedy at Sandy Hook, my colleagues and I have been working tirelessly to combat …

The Tamiflu scandal will be repeated, and people will die, unless drug companies release all their data
April 13, 2014 – 11:43 pm | No Comment
The Tamiflu scandal will be repeated, and people will die, unless drug companies release all their data

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Flu is actually a pretty nasty disease. People say they’ve got “the flu” when they’ve really only got a cold, but a genuine bout of influenza knocks you off your feet for several days, and …

Jury Orders Pharma Companies To Pay $9 Billion In Diabetes Drug Case
April 8, 2014 – 10:59 pm | No Comment
Jury Orders Pharma Companies To Pay $9 Billion In Diabetes Drug Case

 
 
 
 
 
 
Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. and Eli Lilly & Co. have been ordered to pay $9 billion total in punitive damages after a US jury found the two companies did not adequately inform people of the cancer …

Threatened pandemics and laboratory escapes: Self-fulfilling prophecies
April 7, 2014 – 10:44 pm | No Comment
Threatened pandemics and laboratory escapes: Self-fulfilling prophecies

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The public health danger from the escape, from laboratories, of viruses capable of causing pandemics has become the subject of considerable, well-merited discussion, spurred by “gain of function” experiments. The ostensible goal of these experiments— …

Fort Hood Gunman Was On A Cocktail Of Prescription Drugs
April 3, 2014 – 11:47 pm | No Comment
Fort Hood Gunman Was On A Cocktail Of Prescription Drugs

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ivan Lopez, the soldier who carried out a mass shooting at Fort Hood in Texas, had not been in combat during his tour of Iraq, but was being assessed for post-traumatic stress disorder

A US soldier …

How Big Pharma is slowing cancer research
April 1, 2014 – 11:28 pm | No Comment
How Big Pharma is slowing cancer research

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In a March 27 article in the New England Journal of Medicine, a team led by physicians at Massachusetts General Hospital revealed that a new cancer drug from Novartis has shown exciting clinical results in a small trial of lung …

Why young doctors are unlikely to use natural remedies
March 27, 2014 – 9:01 pm | No Comment
Why young doctors are unlikely to use natural remedies

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
You probably know that our medical system is the most corrupt medical system money can buy. I’ve detailed many of the corrupt deals that go on between our government and big business. But it goes …

Double Dip: Doctors Paid To Advise, Promote Drug Companies That Fund Their Research
March 26, 2014 – 11:02 pm | No Comment
Double Dip: Doctors Paid To Advise, Promote Drug Companies That Fund Their Research

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pharmaceutical companies pay for the clinical trials that Dr. Yoav Golan conducts on antibiotics at Tufts Medical Center.
They also pay him tens of thousands of dollars a year to give speeches and advice on behalf …

Taking ADHD Drugs as a Child Linked to Later Obesity
March 16, 2014 – 11:33 pm | No Comment
Taking ADHD Drugs as a Child Linked to Later Obesity

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
As recent data continues to show higher rates of attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among children, parents, doctors, and researchers have been eager to better understand what the rising numbers will mean for a generation of kids. With …