It’s been just a few short months since Avastin (bevacizumab) was being hailed as the great new breakthrough drug for cancer therapy. It is the first drug designed to stop angiogenesis, the development of new blood vessels to carry vital nutrients...
SMALLPOX VACCINE: Shots for all
At least one in 10 elderly people is prescribed a drug they should not be taking - and the true figure could well be twice as bad. Worse, many of the drugs that are being inappropriately prescribed have a high risk of causing side-effects.
STATIN ALERT: It's new, and it may be dangerous
Women who are very young or pregnant are two population groups who should almost never be prescribed general pharmaceuticals. This is because trials have never been carried out on the biochemical effects of drugs on a small and developing body or on...
SUFFER THE CHILDREN: Drugs that kill and harm the very young
DRUGS FOR THE ELDERLY: They're a health hazard (the drugs, that is)
If you worry that drugs cause enough serious adverse reactions and side-effects even after passing through a supposed draconian approval process, you’ll be even more concerned about a subtle lobbying that could lead to a relaxation of the licensing...
Imagine it. You’re a typical drug company.
THE STATE OF THE DRUGS INDUSTRY, PART III: Anyone at home at the Medic