March 7, 2018

Former pharma CEO faces up to 20 years in prison

NEWS A U.S. judge has ruled that former pharma company CEO Martin Shkreli was responsible for nearly $10.5m in losses in a securities fraud scheme. He […]
March 5, 2018

Ten Greek politicians allegedly linked to drug company bribery scandal

NEWS In Greece, the Supreme Court’s Public Prosecution Office is to submit a case file to the Greek Parliament concerning an ongoing probe into charges that […]
March 4, 2018

UK government health secretary admits drug errors cause ‘appalling harm and deaths’

NEWS Jeremy Hunt, the UK government health secretary, has admitted that drug errors in England cause ‘appalling harm and deaths’. COMMENT Evidence suggests that errors in […]
March 2, 2018

Study claims antidepressant drugs should be given to a million more people in UK

NEWS A new review published in The Lancet medical journal claims that at least a million more people in the UK should be put on antidepressant […]
February 28, 2018

Commonly prescribed medication linked to stroke

NEWS Medication routinely prescribed for common complaints including allergies, heart disease and Parkinson’s has been linked to an increased risk of stroke according to new research […]
February 26, 2018

Painkiller may disrupt sex hormones, placing unborn babies at risk

NEWS Use of the painkiller acetaminophen during pregnancy may cause harmful sex hormone abnormalities, according to a study led by San Diego researchers. COMMENT There is […]
February 22, 2018

Ibuprofen can damage men’s endocrine systems

NEWS New research shows ibuprofen can reduce the production of testosterone in men. COMMENT Largely due to the sheer volume of pro-pharma propaganda that is circulated […]
February 21, 2018

Antibiotics in pregnancy linked to baby’s increased risk of serious infection

NEWS Children whose mothers were prescribed antibiotics during pregnancy face up to a 20 per cent higher risk of being hospitalised for infections, a new study […]
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