The Pharmaceuticle Industry

The pharmaceutical industries primary responsibility is to the interests of their shareholders, not the health of the nation.

Something for sceptics to get their teeth into.

August 13, 2009
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September 1, 2009, New York Times. Does Ibuprofen Help or Hurt During Exercise? By Gretchen Reynolds Several years ago, David Nieman set out to study racers at the Western States Endurance Run, a 100-mile test of human stamina held annually in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. The race directors had asked Nieman, a...

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Medical Papers by Ghostwriters Pushed Therapy (What a surprise)

August 1, 2009
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Medical Papers by Ghostwriters Pushed Therapy (What a surprise)

Technorati Tags: evidence based medicine,Ghost writers,New York Times. evidence based medicine,Ghost writers,New York Times. By NATASHA SINGER Ney York Times Published: August 4, 2009 Newly unveiled court documents show that ghostwriters paid by a pharmaceutical company played a major role in producing 26 scientific papers backing the use of hormone replacement therapy in women,...

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The Government should be promoting health, not pushing medicines.

August 1, 2009
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The Government should be promoting health, not pushing medicines.

This article by Professsor Hugh Pennington in todays Guardian, begs the question, if all chiropractors did was get people off unnecessary medication they would do wonders for their immune system and their health. Technorati Tags: swine flu. The guardian.,health promotion,immunity   Side effects of the race to beat swine flu The big worry is...

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Impugning the integrity of Medical Science Vioxx

April 18, 2008
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Impugning the Integrity of Medical Science The Adverse Effects of Industry Influence Editorial Journal of the American Medical Association April 16, 2008; Vol. 299 No. 15, pp. 1833-1835 Catherine D. DeAngelis, MD, MPH; Phil B. Fontanarosa, MD, MBA Dr. DeAngelis is Editor in Chief and Dr. Fontanarosa is Executive Deputy Editor, Journal of the...

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How to make friends and influence people

May 14, 2007
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Drugs adviser raises charity fear Concerns have been raised about the links between pharmaceutical firms and charity patient groups by the body that advises the NHS on which drugs to use. Sir Michael Rawlins, chairman of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, said charities had to be wary of pharmaceutical donations. And...

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Unethical Practice by drug companies

June 26, 2006
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Kickbacks, cartels and chatrooms: how unscrupulous drug firms woo the public · Companies violate own ethical codes, says study · Patient group promotions bypass ban on advertising Sarah Boseley, health editor Monday June 26, 2006 The Guardian Drug companies use unscrupulous and unethical marketing tactics not only to influence doctors to prescribe their products...

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