April 16, 2018

Patients prescribed antidepressant drugs discover they are highly addictive

NEWS Patients who try to stop taking antidepressant drugs often say they cannot. In a recent survey of 250 long-term users of psychiatric drugs — most commonly antidepressants […]
April 9, 2018

US senators question cancer drug’s 1,400% price rise

NEWS A bipartisan group of US senators has asked the head of a pharmaceutical company why the cost of a 40-year-old cancer drug has risen 1,400 […]
April 5, 2018

Big pharma under fire for marketing stronger painkillers to doctors

NEWS Drug companies have come under fire for allegedly using a crackdown on codeine sales as an opportunity to market stronger painkillers to doctors. COMMENT Painkillers […]
April 3, 2018

Patients not being told about doctors’ pharma conflicts of interest

NEWS Hospitals in the UK are failing to inform patients when doctors responsible for choosing their drugs have received money from pharmaceutical companies, finds a new study […]
March 30, 2018

As antibiotics fail, their global use skyrockets and drug resistance increases

NEWS Despite the threat of a global health crisis in antibiotic resistance, worldwide use of antibiotics in humans soared 39 percent between 2000 and 2015, fueled […]
March 22, 2018

Statin exposure during pregnancy increases risk of hole in the heart in infants

NEWS According to information presented at a recent American College of Cardiology Scientific Session, babies born to women taking statin drugs during the first trimester of […]
March 21, 2018

U.S. FDA fails to fine drug companies for not reporting clinical trial information

NEWS The U.S. government could impose more than $11.2 million in fines on pharma companies for failing to report study results on ClinicalTrials.gov, but has so […]
March 8, 2018

Big Pharma thriving from flu pandemic

NEWS As the flu pandemic is killing and sickening scores of Americans, Big Pharma companies’ profits are soaring.  COMMENT As its profiteering from the flu pandemic […]
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