No E-news bulletin would be complete without some news about those bad, bad boys, the drug companies. This week we hear that GlaxoSmithKline has been paying doctors to switch patients to a newer, and more profitable, drug. This is common practice...
Depressing news for the manufacturers of Paxil (paroxetine): new studies suggest that the antidepressant increases birth defects - particularly of the heart - when taken by pregnant women during the first trimester.
The story so far: Serevent (salmeterol xinafoate) is a beta-agonist inhaler for asthmatics. Deaths were so quickly associated with the drug following its approval that the manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK),
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THE DRUGS DON'T WORK: And for once it's not us saying it, it's Glaxo
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ANTIDEPRESSANTS: They don't work (but don't tell anyone)
The US drugs regulator, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has approved a new booster shot of the DPT (diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus) vaccine, even though it is the vaccine with the most reported side-effects, according to the US Vaccine...
BRIBERY: Glaxo faces serious charges in Italy