May 7, 2018

Antidepressant drugs linked to dementia

NEWS A new study suggests that patients taking antidepressant drugs may be at high risk of developing dementia. COMMENT Stakeholders for the pharma industry invariably claim […]
April 26, 2018

Polypharmacy and cancer patients – the dangers of long-term multiple drug use

NEWS A new study shows patients who survive cancer are likely to be prescribed five or more different medications on a long-term basis, and that this […]
April 26, 2018

U.S. senator introduces bill to jail pharma executives over opioid crisis

NEWS WASHINGTON — United States Senator Bernie Sanders will introduce a bill that would impose jail time for pharmaceutical executives whose companies engage in manipulative practices […]
April 24, 2018

Taking paracetamol during pregnancy may make grandchildren infertile

NEWS A new study has found that women taking common painkillers such as paracetamol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen during pregnancy could make their grandchildren infertile. COMMENT These […]
April 19, 2018

Goldman Sachs questions whether curing patients is a ‘sustainable business model’

NEWS A recent biotech report issued by Goldman Sachs questions whether curing patients is a ‘sustainable business model’. Writing to clients of the multinational investment bank, […]
April 19, 2018

Selection of cancer drugs by doctors linked to payments received from pharma

NEWS A U.S. study suggests that oncologists may be more likely to prescribe particular cancer drugs when they receive payments from the companies that make them. […]
April 18, 2018

Antidepressants during pregnancy increase newborn’s risk of depression and anxiety

NEWS New research has found mothers who take antidepressants during pregnancy could harm their child’s future emotional development. COMMENT All drugs are dangerous, but when taken […]
April 18, 2018

Pharma Cartel funding patient organizations and advocacy groups

NEWS A new online database has revealed that drug companies gave at least $116 million to patient advocacy groups during 2015. COMMENT Drug companies give money […]