May 30, 2019

Millions Taking Antidepressant Drugs ‘Must Be Warned Of Dangerous Side Effects’

NEWS The UK’s Royal College of Psychiatrists says patients seeking treatment for depression should be informed of the potential for “severe and long-lasting withdrawal symptoms.” COMMENT […]
May 27, 2019

New Analysis Exposes Drug Industry Funding Of UK Patient Organizations

NEWS Between 2012 and 2016 the drug industry donated over £57 million to UK patient organizations, a new analysis reveals. COMMENT Just as it does in most […]
May 23, 2019

Worldwide Study Finds Hundreds Of Rivers Containing Dangerous Levels Of Antibiotics

NEWS In the largest global study of its kind, researchers examined 711 river sites in 72 countries and found antibiotics in two-thirds of them. COMMENT Pharmaceutical […]
May 16, 2019

Demands For Prominent Warnings To Be Added To Powerful Asthma Drug

NEWS The makers of Montelukast, a powerful asthma medication that can trigger hallucinations, night terrors and suicidal thoughts, could be forced to put prominent warnings on the […]
May 14, 2019

Bayer Ordered To Pay $2bn Damages In Roundup Weedkiller Cancer Case

NEWS A jury in California has ordered Bayer to pay more than $2 billion to a couple who developed cancer after using Roundup, its glyphosate-based weedkiller. […]
May 9, 2019

US States File Lawsuit Accusing Drugs Firms Of Inflating Costs

NEWS More than 40 US states have filed a lawsuit accusing pharmaceutical firms of conspiring to artificially inflate the cost of common medicinal drugs. COMMENT Inflating […]
May 8, 2019

UK Health Charity Promoting Opioids Took Cash From Big Pharma

NEWS A UK health charity urging doctors to “carry on” prescribing opioid drugs was set up with funding from a pharmaceutical company that manufactures them. COMMENT While […]
May 7, 2019

Bayer’s Credit Rating Under Scrutiny Following Disastrous Takeover Of Monsanto

NEWS Bayer’s credit rating is coming under scrutiny following its disastrous takeover of Monsanto. Ratings agency Moody’s is warning that cancer lawsuit legal settlements related to […]