Tag Archives: Pharmaceutical industry

U.S. Government Starts its Own Drug Company

The U.S. government, faced with a diminished drug-development pipeline in the private sector, is starting its own federal drug development center. The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences will receive $1 billion in funding to conduct drug research, with the goal of attracting private investors. In the past, the National Institutes of Health have usually […]

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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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Medical Journal Becomes The First In The World To Ban Drug Ads

An Australian medical journal has become one of the first in the world to ban drug company adverts, and it is calling on other journal editors to follow suit.  Emergency Medicine Australasia has taken a stand against pharmaceutical advertising, with Emeritus Editor Professor George Jelinek saying: “doctors need to stop being used as agents of […]

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Oversea drug trials exploit and kill poor in developing countries and US consumers alike

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 by: Tony Isaacs   Over the past two decades, drug makers have increasingly shifted trials for drugs intended for the U.S. market to developing countries where it is easier and cheaper to recruit trial patients and where oversight is minimal. While outsourcing drug trials may save significant money for the pharmaceutical […]

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U.S. government launches pharmaceutical division

Monday, January 24, 2011 by Mike Adams   The U.S. government has decided to enter the pharmaceutical business. Apparently, the drug companies aren’t coming out with new “breakthrough” drugs quickly enough, and now the U.S. government plans to spend taxpayer dollars conducting research on drugs which will be turned over to Big Pharma. Those drug […]

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Federal Research Center Will Help Develop Medicines

Makes me gag… By GARDINER HARRIS   The Obama administration has become so concerned about the slowing pace of new drugs coming out of the pharmaceutical industry that officials have decided to start a billion-dollar government drug development center to help create medicines. The new effort comes as many large drug makers, unable to find enough […]

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WikiLeaks Exposes Pfizer's Strong-arm Tactics to Cover up Deaths of Innocent Children

U.S. diplomatic cables made public by WikiLeaks show that drugmaker Pfizer hired investigators to find evidence of corruption against Nigeria‘s attorney general, in an effort to convince him to drop legal action against the company. Pfizer was sued for $2 billion over testing of the meningitis drug Trovan. Nigerian authorities said the tests killed 11 […]

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WikiLeaks Exposes Pfizer’s Strong-arm Tactics to Cover up Deaths of Innocent Children

U.S. diplomatic cables made public by WikiLeaks show that drugmaker Pfizer hired investigators to find evidence of corruption against Nigeria‘s attorney general, in an effort to convince him to drop legal action against the company. Pfizer was sued for $2 billion over testing of the meningitis drug Trovan. Nigerian authorities said the tests killed 11 […]

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Documentary Reveals The Unhealthy Profits of the Pharmaceutical Industry

The United States healthcare industry is the world’s biggest – with $300 billion a year spent on prescription drugs alone, and rising. But recent months have seen health scandal after health scandal, with some of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies fined billions of dollars. These cases are beginning to reveal vast corruption in the drug […]

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Exposed: Drug companies skew trial data to trick the public

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 by: Jonathan Benson   Tampering with drug trials is nothing new for the pharmaceutical industry, but recent reports explain just how far drug companies are willing to go to make an ineffective, unsafe drug look safe and effective. A recent BBC report explains that in many countries, drug companies are not […]

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