Drug giant Eli Lilly has been accused of sending out free samples of the antidepressant Prozac (fluoxetine) through the post to former patients,
Anyone who thought that the ‘gifts’ from pharmaceutical companies to doctors was a thing of the past needs to think again.
Two lawsuits have been filed, in California and New Jersey, asserting that Novartis, the makers of Ritalin, and the American Psychiatric Association (APA) conspired to create a market for the comp ...
The recent attack by UK health authorities on vitamin and mineral supplements was astonishing largely because of the flimsiness of the evidence of so-called dangers.
DRUG WARS: Making it up as they go
If I had more money than morals, the first thing I’d do is plough every last red cent of mine into a drug company. No other profession, to my mind, has such total success in inventing a dubious solution, manufacturing the market to peddle it to and...
Pharmaceutical company Sandoz has come up with a means of controlling the distribution and monitoring of an anti-psychotic drug. Under this system, called 'bundling', drug distribution and
The American Heart Association (AHA) accepted an $11 million donation from a drug company that produces a thrombolytic - a drug that breaks down blood clots - while preparing its guidelines on stroke management.
NEW DRUGS FOR OLD: When to say ‘no’ to your GP
The pharmaceutical industry is the only industry in the world enjoying an enormous increase in revenue of 15-20 per cent, year on year on year, during an economic cycle when the rest of global industry has been enduring flat growth.