September 24, 2020

Patient Charities In UK Failing To Report Multimillion Donations From Pharma Industry

Hundreds of patient charities in the UK are failing to declare multimillion donations received from the world’s largest drug companies.
September 11, 2020

Common Drugs Tied To Increased Risk Of Cognitive Decline

Anticholinergics, a class of drugs used for conditions including allergies, colds, high blood pressure and depression, may be associated with an increased risk of developing mild thinking and memory problems, particularly in people who have genetic risk factors for Alzheimer's disease or markers of this condition, according to a new study.
September 11, 2020

Medical Waste In Rivers Raises Threat Of Antibiotic Resistance

High levels of antibiotics in rivers and other wastewater are putting people at increased risk of death from common infections as bacterial resistance to the drugs grows, research suggests.
September 3, 2020

AstraZeneca To Be Exempt From Coronavirus Vaccine Liability Claims In Most Countries

AstraZeneca has been granted protection from future product liability claims related to its COVID-19 vaccine hopeful by most of the countries with which it has struck supply agreements, a senior executive told Reuters news agency.
August 20, 2020

Pharma Industry Spent Nearly $250 Million Lobbying For US Government’s $3 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Package

Researchers say that in the first quarter of 2020 the pharma industry spent nearly $250 million on lobbying for the US government's $3 trillion coronavirus relief package.
August 14, 2020

Aspirin May Accelerate Progression Of Advanced Cancers In Older Adults

Results from a recent clinical trial indicate that for older adults with advanced cancer, initiating aspirin therapy may increase their risk of disease progression and an early death.
August 14, 2020

It’s Easy To Overdose On Paracetamol (Acetaminophen) If You’re Selenium Deficient, Says Research

A lack of the mineral selenium in the diet puts people at risk of paracetamol (acetaminophen) overdose, even when the painkiller is taken at levels claimed to be safe on the packaging, finds new research.
August 6, 2020

Statins Not Effective At Cutting Risk Of Dying From Heart Disease

New research has analyzed 35 studies looking at the effects of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs in cutting the risk of dying from heart disease. The researchers found three-quarters of the studies reported no reduction in mortality among patients taking the drugs.