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 […]
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