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Little Pharma: The Medication of U.S Children

Maggie Kozel, M.D.   The Wall Street Journal recently reported that a study of prescription patterns in 2009, conducted by IMS Health, showed that 25 percent of children in the U.S. were on regular medication. IMS Health is a firm that provides marketing intelligence to pharmaceutical companies. The firm’s job is to keep the $800 […]

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Blackwell on Health: Even the fish are on Prozac

Tom Blackwell January 21, 2011 There is more evidence of the impact that society’s ever-growing dependence on pharmaceutical products is having on the environment. A new study from the University of Montreal found deposits of anti-depressants in brook trout taken from the St. Lawrence River, the drugs having apparently entered the waterway through the sewage […]

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Big Pharma Scores Big Win: Medicinal Herbs Will Disappear in EU

It’s almost a done deal. We are about to see herbal preparations disappear, and the ability of herbalists to prescribe them will also be lost. by Heidi Stevenson 12 September 2010 Big Pharma has almost reached the finish line of its decades-long battle to wipe out all competition. As of 1 April 2011—less than eight […]

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