Big Pharma Taken To Task About Their Underhand Tactics

| September 17, 2013 | Comments (3)

It looks like finally our message is coming through. Today, UK Members of Parliament have warned that Big Pharma and medical researchers are putting patients’ lives in danger by failing to publish negative and unfavourable results from clinical trials. It’s a known fact that many drug trials are not registered before they have been completed. […]

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Pharmaceutical Companies Under Pressure To Publish Negative Trial Results

| September 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

The British Pharmacological Society (BPS) and the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET), have stepped forward in support of the growing pressure being put on pharmaceutical companies to publish the negative findings from early clinical trials—dating as far back as 2000. In their jointly published journal, Pharmacology Research & Perspectives, the BPS and […]

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Blood Pressure Drug Linked To Breast Cancer

| September 2, 2013 | Comments (3)

What do medical authorities actually do? Well, if you ask them, they’ll tell you they are responsible for protecting the public’s health by assuring the safety, efficacy and security of drugs. However, if you visit the website of the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA), you’ll see that they are also responsible for “advancing public […]

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Sixteen Years On And Fen-Phen Is Not Forgotten

| February 11, 2013 | Comments (5)

It may have been pulled off the market 16 years ago, but for some, Fen-Phen is still a scourge. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA ) issued a recall of the drugs Fenfluramine and phentermine in 1997 after these diet drugs were linked with heart valve damage and Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (PPH) or Fen-Phen PPH. […]

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Vioxx: The Worst Drug In History?

| February 4, 2013 | Comments (3)

  Back in 2004, the pharmaceutical giant Merck suddenly pulled its arthritis painkiller Vioxx from the US market. It was an unexpected move, considering that this blockbuster drug had been marketed in more than 80 countries with worldwide sales totaling $2.5 billion in 2003. Something was fishy… very fishy indeed. Vioxx was only on the […]

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