Dark pharma

By rolfmulder | Exploring the dark side of pharma

Theo Jansen @ the Exploratorium

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Do doctors really prescribe because of drug company marketing ?

In case you have been in hibernation for the last couple of years trust between physicians and drug companies is, to say the least, strained. Often …

Medicine

Drug makers need to disclose more clinical trial data

Pharmalot<p>Drug makers need to disclose more clinical trial data, study says<p>W<p>hen it comes to disclosing clinical trial data, some drug makers are still …

Pharma

Pharma's Bizarre Pricing Shrug - Bloomberg Gadfly

The drug industry is in denial about the seriousness of its pricing problem.<p>Throughout this autumn, as the issue of drug pricing erupted from a …

Pharma

The Pfizer–Allergan Merger Is a Disgrace

In an announcement on Monday morning, Pfizer, the big drug company, whose headquarters are on East 42nd Street, in Manhattan, said that it is merging with one of its competitors, Allergan PLC. Ian Read, a Scottish-born accountant who is Pfizer’s chairman and chief executive, said that the proposed …

Pharma

Why doctors overprescribe antibiotics — even in cases where they're useless

Colds and flus are caused by viruses. Antibiotics do not treat viruses; they're designed to treat bacteria. Taking an antibiotic for your cold or flu will not work. No one should ever do it.<p>Yet despite these very simple facts, many people continue to take antibiotics when they have a cold or flu. …

Plenary II: Information overload: Are we part of the problem or part of the solution?

Information Overload

How pharma keeps a trove of drug trials out of public view

A third of the clinical trial results that federal regulators reviewed to approve drugs made by large pharmaceutical companies in 2012 were never publicly reported, according to a new study that grades companies on their transparency.<p>To assemble the report, a handful of dogged researchers pored …

Research

Big Pharma Inconsistent with Disclosure of Information on Clinical Trials, New Study Finds

Despite legal and ethical requirements, information on clinical trials for drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) varied …

Research

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Common Antibiotics Cause Arrhythmias, Death And Everything Else

Shocking news—unless you are a physician or know healthcare—that commonly used antibiotics can cause death!<p>This time, the villains are macrolide antibiotics—Azithromycin (Zithromax), Clarithromycin (Biaxin), and Erythromycin.<p>In a large meta-analysis, studies involving 20,779,963 participants were …

Medicine

Malaria pill for forces is a risk, admit drug chiefs: Controversial treatment found to increase risk of depression, anxiety and psychosis

• <b>Drug Lariam 'have worse side effects than other common anti-malarials'</b>• <b><br>Lariam is issued to about 2,500 British military personnel every year</b>• <b><br>Defence</b> …

Drugmakers Kept One-Third of Trial Results Secret, Study Finds

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Clinical Trial Results Disclosure by Large Biopharmaceuticals Falls Below Legal, Ethical Standards: BMJ Study

Bioethics International, a not-for-profit organization focused on the ethics and governance of how medicines are researched, developed, marketed and …

Medicine

The corner of academia that would prefer science to be done behind closed doors is shrinking. #AllTrials https://t.co/U2A1vWeQFL

Doctors Earn $3.5 Billion in Kickbacks from Pharmaceutical Companies

Our First Dive Into the New Open Payments System<p><i>The government’s data on payments to doctors and hospitals by drug and device makers is incomplete</i> …

Health Care

Big Pharma Pushed Fraudulent Data To Sell Psych Drugs To Kids

Big Pharma Inconsistent with Clinical Trial Information

Despite legal and ethical requirements, information on clinical trials for drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) varied …

Pharma

Off The Grid: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Takes on Big Pharma & the Vaccine Industry

Off The Grid: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Takes on Big Pharma & the Vaccine Industry<p>“No TV network will allow you to talk about [vaccines],” says Robert F. …

Pharma

Sakura 2015

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Disease Mongering and Drug Marketing

January 22, 2012<p>The absolute, essential element for any business that wishes to succeed consists in discovering what the buying public needs and then …

Medicine

Big Pharma At It Again: Disease Mongering for Profit

As shameless as ever, Big Pharma is aggressively medicalizing the problems of living as they pursue obscene profits. Their latest disease mongering …

Pharma

Big Pharma & Medical Device Manufacturers

The pharmaceutical industry — nicknamed Big Pharma — is one of the most powerful industries in the world. The global revenue for pharmaceuticals was …

Pharma

Here's how often doctors get hit up by drug companies

In the inboxes and voicemail messages of doctors across the US are messages from pharmaceutical companies looking to make a connection and market their drugs.<p>A recent report by sales and marketing consulting firm ZS Associates found that, on average, doctors get contacted by employees in the …

Health Care

Pharma kickback claims lead to individual prosecutions

Two pharmaceutical powerhouses will have to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to address US government claims that they gave kickbacks to …

Corruption

Diagnosisgate: A Major Media Blackout Mystery

Remember “Colonel Mustard in the kitchen with the candlestick”? From the game called “Clue” in which you tried to solve a murder mystery? There’s a …

Psychiatry

How Drug Companies Game the Placebo Effect

Randomized controlled trials are supposed to be the gold standard of drug testing—but companies can easily tweak the system in their favor.<p>The …

Placebos

DR. PETER ROST: INFLUENCING THE MEDICAL ESTABLISHMENT - ONE MORE GIRL EXCERPTS

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