July 12, 2019

Almost 1 Million Australians Aged Over 70 Now Taking 5 Or More Drugs A Day

The number of Australians over the age of 70 taking five drugs or more a day has risen to nearly one million people and is still increasing, according to a new study led by The University of Western Australia in collaboration with The University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney.
June 26, 2019

New Study Shows Statins Double Risk Of Developing Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers looking at the health records of 4,683 men and women found that those prescribed statin drugs for lowering cholesterol had at least double the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
June 24, 2019

Anticholinergic Drugs Could Increase Risk Of Dementia By Almost Fifty Percent

Researchers have found that anticholinergic drugs, used to treat people with epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, depression and incontinence, could increase the risk of dementia by almost 50 percent.
June 19, 2019

UK’s National Health Service Criticized For Failing To Warn Cancer Patients That Chemotherapy Can Kill

Following the death of a female cancer patient after a single dose of chemotherapy, the UK’s National Health Service has been criticized for failing to warn patients that the toxic treatment can kill them.
June 18, 2019

Pharma-Funded Article Claims Reports Of The Demise Of Chemotherapy Have Been ‘Greatly Exaggerated’

With research increasingly confirming that chemotherapy encourages the spread of cancer, a new article funded by a pharmaceutical company and published in The American Journal of Managed Care has claimed that reports of the demise of the toxic cancer treatment are ‘greatly exaggerated’.
June 17, 2019

Desperate To Repair Its Shattered Image, Bayer Announces $5.6 Billion Weedkiller Research Investment

Desperate to repair its shattered image, pharma company Bayer has announced it will invest $5.6 billion for research into new weedkillers.
June 7, 2019

Opioid Drug Firm Files For Bankruptcy After Bribery Probe

NEWS Pharma company Insys Therapeutics has become the first opioid manufacturer to file for bankruptcy. This follows it agreeing a $225 settlement with the U.S. Department […]
June 4, 2019

First Cancer Lawsuit Over Roundup Weedkiller Filed In Australia

NEWS In the first Australian case to link Bayer’s Roundup weedkiller with cancer, a Melbourne gardener has launched legal action against the multinational pharma company. COMMENT […]