big pharma

  1. N

    Has Your Doctor Received Drug Company Money?

    The site below provides a database for searching a doctor's name and finding what kinds of payments they've received from a drug company or medical device maker. I looked up my neuro. He only received a few hundred, and none related to the medication...
  2. Bernard

    [News] Big Pharma price gouging

  3. Bernard

    [News] Medtronic caught ghostwriting 'scientific' articles published in medical journals

    ... and downplaying risks of its products: Medtronics also manufactures devices for epilepsy:
  4. N

    [News] "Bad Pharma"

    There's a new book out by Ben Goldacre called "Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors And Harm Patients." His previous book was "Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks". I hope to read both books soon. They seem pretty relevant... For folks who want a sample of what they're...
  5. KarenB

    [Research] Who pays for epilepsy research? And why?

    OK, folks, scuze me while I hop up on my soapbox for a minute:soap: Research into epilepsy therapy is largely funded (at least 70%) by private corporations (i.e. drug companies). A small amount is funded by government and charitable institutions, and that research is generally carried out in...
  6. Bernard

    [News] GlaxoSmithKline $3 billion settlement
  7. Endless

    [News] Epilepsy drug Cinical Trial was to promote drug and increase prescribing

    Clinical Study Involving Epilepsy Drug May Have Served Primarily To Promote The Drug And Increase Prescribing A phase 4 clinical trial...
  8. epileric

    [Research] How Big Pharma & Big Herba lie

    This article is by Ben Goldacre, a doctor who has written books on how science is manipulated to show desired effects. This article shows one of the ways it's done. The Studies he's using as examples here are for neurontin & gabapentin...
  9. P

    [News] Pfizer Told to Pay $142.1 Million Over Marketing of Epilepsy Drug

    From BLOOMBERG NEWS Published: January 28, 2011 “Pfizer, the drug maker, has been ordered to pay a total of $142.1 million in damages for violating federal racketeering laws in the marketing of its epilepsy drug Neurontin. Kaiser officials claimed they were duped into believing that migraines...
  10. Bernard

    [News] GlaxoSmithKline to Pay $750 Million for Sale of Bad Products

  11. P

    [News] Drug Companies Hire Troubled Doctors As Experts

    This from NPR: "Drug companies say they hire the most-respected doctors in their fields for the critical task of teaching about the benefits and risks of the companies' drugs. But an investigation by ProPublica has uncovered hundreds of doctors receiving company payments who had been accused...
  12. flinnigan

    Qnexa - I'm pissed

    What does everyone think about spending time and money researching the use of anti seizure drugs for obesity. Qnexa is being reviewed by the FDA, It is a combination of topiramate (Topomax) and phentermine. Personally I'd rather like to know why I gained 8 pounds in 6 weeks on Depakote and...
  13. Bernard

    [News] Johnson & Johnson Settles Charges Over Epilepsy Drug
  14. Birdbomb

    [News] Pfizer Gives Details on Payments to Doctors Pfizer Gives Details on Payments to Doctors
  15. Birdbomb

    [News] When drug makers' profits outweigh penalties

    When drug makers' profits outweigh penalties Across the United States, pharmaceutical companies have pleaded guilty to criminal charges or paid penalties in civil cases when the Justice Department finds that they deceptively marketed drugs for unapproved uses, putting millions of people at...
  16. batman

    Ticked Off, once again.

    My being "ticked off" was just increased while watching a public awareness commercial on TV about 'Adult ADHD'. The website for it is I'm sure that commercial will be beneficial for everyone who has been diagnosed with ADHD. But for the people who do have and who do not...
  17. Birdbomb

    [Research] What Can We Learn from Medical Whistleblowers? Part 1

    What Can We Learn from Medical Whistleblowers? Citation: Lenzer J (2005) What Can We Learn from Medical Whistleblowers? PLoS Med 2(7): e209. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.0020209 Published: May 27, 2005 Copyright: © 2005 Jeanne Lenzer. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of...
  18. Dutch mom

    FDA Details Access to 'Investigational' Drugs!ut/p/c0/04_SB8K8xLLM9MSSzPy8xBz9CP0os3gXDzcPZz8fI0MLLzNjAyNzMzcfCx8zQ5MQE_1wkA6zeAMcwNFA388jPzdVvyA7rxwAsn1kPA!!/dl2/d1/L0lDU0NTSUpKZ2tLQ2xFS0NsRUtDbEVBIS9vUG9RQUFJUUpBQU1ZeGlsTVFad1hCTTVKVWxNbG8yak0wQSEvWUJKSnc0NTQ1MC01RjRrc3V5dDBzanlyMHNueXZ3ISEvN19ESEZIQ05...
  19. Bernard

    Merck and Co drew up doctor hit list

    Vioxx maker Merck and Co drew up doctor hit list
  20. RobinN

    Pharmaceutical Companies on Campus

    NY Times - 3.2.09 NY Times - 3.3.09
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