August 1, 2018

Use Of Statin Drugs Again Linked To Muscle Disorders

NEWS New research has found a link between statin drug use and the development of a rare disorder of the muscles known as idiopathic inflammatory myositis.  […]
July 30, 2018

Pharma Companies Ending Research Into New Antibiotics

NEWS While lethal bugs continue to develop resistance to existing antibiotics, pharmaceutical companies are ending research into new ones. Reports suggest these bacteria will kill 10 […]
July 27, 2018

British Doctors Lack Transparency Over Pharma Industry Payments

NEWS Half of British doctors who received payments from the pharmaceutical industry last year remained anonymous. COMMENT In many if not most countries around the world, […]
July 25, 2018

Over 70 Thousand Children In Britain On Antidepressants

NEWS More than 70,000 children, including almost 2,000 aged under 10, were prescribed antidepressants in England last year. COMMENT Who are the prime beneficiaries when tens of thousands […]
July 25, 2018

Babies Die After Pregnant Mothers Given Viagra In Dutch Drug Trial

NEWS A drug trial in the Netherlands has been stopped after 11 newborn babies died. In an apparent attempt to improve the growth of their unborn […]
July 19, 2018

More Doctors Blame Rising Healthcare Costs On Big Pharma

NEWS A new survey of hundreds of physicians, executives, and clinical leaders has found that while doctors feel responsible for the cost of care given to a patient, […]
July 16, 2018

Trump Attacks Pfizer Over Drug Price Increases

NEWS U.S. president Donald Trump has said that Pfizer should be “ashamed” for raising the prices of its drugs. COMMENT While Trump now talks openly about […]
June 29, 2018

Annual Global Pharma Sales To Reach $1.5 Trillion By 2021

NEWS The worldwide pharmaceutical market is projected to grow from approximately $1.1 trillion in 2016 to $1.5 trillion in 2021. COMMENT The pharmaceutical industry portrays itself […]
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