Tag: "Big Pharma"

Data Fabrication Could Be Rife In Drugs Trials

| June 30, 2017 | Comments (0)

These days, the gold standard of evidence-based medicine is the double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial. If a drug or natural compound doesn’t show a positive effect in such a trial, it is unlikely to be approved as a conventional treatment. But a bombshell paper now claims the results and data of such trials may often be […]

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Pro-Statins Study Have Multiple Links With Big Pharma

| February 18, 2017 | Comments (0)

In my last blog post, I told you how Big Pharma is attempting to persuade doctors and patients alike that their statin drugs are safe, that their benefits outweigh the side-effects, and that they need to be prescribed more, not less. In a recently-published article in the prestigious American Journal of Medicine, two eminent medical […]

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Big Pharma: Top Doctors Slam Drugs Industry’s ‘Murky’ Practices

| March 12, 2016 | Comments (0)

I have been saying for years that the image of Big Pharma dedicated to ending human suffering and improving people’s quality of life is no more than a public relations mirage. Like all big business, Big Pharma’s focus is firmly on the bottom line – its profits and shareholder dividends. But unlike most industrial sectors, […]

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Big Pharma’s Marketing Machine

| January 2, 2016 | Comments (0)

In a recent television documentary, aired on NBC in the US and entitled “Your Money or Your Life”, a pharmaceutical company CEO was asked why drugs come with such high price tags, especially in America. His answer was that it was all down to research and development costs. “Do we want cheap drugs now, and […]

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