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Are Criminal Medical Interventions Damaging Everyone?

By Catherine J. Frompovich | Activist Post

I find it hard to imagine that a system this corrupt can be a good thing, or that it is worth the vast amount of money spent on it.

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Editorial: Misleading on drug safety

Published in The Hindu on May 20, 2009

The spectre of Vioxx, the blockbuster non-steroidal anti inflammatory drug (NSAID), continues to haunt pharmaceutical giant Merck even five years after the drug was withdrawn from the market due to its cardiovascular risk. 336 more words


Vioxx: drug promotion in guise of research

Published in The Hindu on October 16, 2008

Phase IV trials for postmarketing surveillance of drugs are common and are permitted by the regulators. But it is a different matter when trials are done primarily to promote prescriptions of the drug. 623 more words

Clinical Trial

Vioxx safety data manipulated

Published in The Hindu on April 24, 2008

The ghost of Vioxx is coming to haunt the pharmaceutical company Merck four years after it withdrew the drug from the market. 755 more words


Vitamins and You in the New Year

Welcome to 2016 may you achieve all the outcomes you desire in this new year! Many folks have set their intentions on changes they wish in the new year and I am no exception. 379 more words


Regulations have improved since thalidomide but drug scares are still possible

Wendy Lipworth, University of Sydney

The thalidomide tragedy, which resulted in thousands of deaths and disabilities in the late 1950s and early 1960s, changed medicine forever. 1,037 more words

Pharma Ethics

Science Shows Marijuana Is MUCH Safer Than Prescription Drugs

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Many prescription drugs are known to be dangerous. Pharmaceuticals in general are among the leading causes of death in the US, and some drugs have killed tens of thousands of individuals. 740 more words