February 18, 2016

Study Shows Babies Exposed To Paracetamol More Likely To Develop Asthma

A new study has provided further confirmation of a link between exposure to paracetamol and the risk of developing asthma in childhood. Published in the International […]
February 11, 2016

The Perils of Polypharmacy: Taking More Pharma Drugs Increases Risk of Death

A new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society describes how older people taking multiple pharmaceutical drugs face a significantly greater risk of […]
January 29, 2016

Elite Athletes Take Vitamin D Supplements to Maximize Performance

An article published in the Wall Street Journal described how professional and college sports teams think they have found a cutting-edge advantage in one of the […]
January 21, 2016

Pharma Drug Trial in France Results in Brain Damage and Death

A recent medical trial in France has left one person dead, three others with possibly irreversible brain damage, and a grim reminder of the dangers of […]
January 14, 2016

Mass media ignores conflicts of interest in pro-pharma high blood pressure study

A recent study claims that many more people should be taking “intensive blood pressure-lowering” drugs to reduce their risk of heart attacks and strokes. Published in […]
December 17, 2015

Freedom of speech and the communication of truthful scientific information

In George Orwell’s classic novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, Winston Smith, the main character, defines freedom as being the right to say that two plus two makes four. […]
December 3, 2015

World AIDS Day 2015: Growing Cobwebs And Ignoring Science

Since 1988, December 1st has been designated as World AIDS Day. One of eight annual global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO), […]
November 26, 2015

Holding Human Health to Ransom: Pharma Industry’s Annual Global Sales Forecast to Reach $1.4 Trillion by 2020

With criticism of soaring drug prices continuing to grow, health data firm IMS Health has forecast that the pharmaceutical industry’s annual global sales will increase by […]
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