March 1, 2019

Polypharmacy Decreases Quality Of Life For Palliative Care Patients

NEWS New research from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine suggests that taking a large number of medications is associated with a worse quality of […]
February 22, 2019

It’s Time For Pharma Companies To Have Their ‘Tobacco Moment’

NEWS Elected officials in the U.S. Congress have recently made a lot of noise about the cost of prescription drugs. Now they must demand answers from […]
February 15, 2019

Pharma Company Used Rap Video To Push For Higher Doses & Sales Of Highly Addictive Opioid Drug

NEWS Employees at a drug company accused of bribing doctors rapped and danced around a person dressed as a bottle of fentanyl spray, a highly addictive […]
February 13, 2019

Study Finds Too Many Older People Given Antidepressants

NEWS Doctors are giving too many older people antidepressants, researchers say in a new study. COMMENT Still unknown to most doctors, there is growing evidence that […]
February 4, 2019

New Study Promotes Statins For Over 75s, Ignores Fact That Cholesterol Theory Of Heart Disease Is Discredited

NEWS A new study is claiming that more people over the age of 75 should be taking statin drugs to lower their cholesterol. COMMENT For many […]
February 1, 2019

‘Digital Pills’ Raise Privacy And Cybersecurity Fears

NEWS Ethicists and medical experts have expressed concerns about the use of ingestible technology, also known as digital pills, used by doctors to remotely monitor patients’ […]
January 29, 2019

Big Pharma Said To Have Spent Record Amount On U.S. Lobbying Activities In 2018

NEWS The pharmaceutical industry’s lobbying group in the United States spent a total of around $27.5 million on its activities in 2018, federal filings show. COMMENT […]
January 23, 2019

Daily Aspirin Could Lead To Serious Risk Of Bleeding

NEWS Taking daily Aspirin tablets can increase the risk of serious bleeding by 43 percent, new research reveals. COMMENT It is hardly news that taking daily […]