Thursday, August 25, 2005

Big Pharm Strategy Backfires?

I'm sure many drug companies thought they had it made when the Bush Administration got the prescription drug bill passed. Just think, now the US Government would be paying billions in tax-payer dollars to Big Pharm. However, it doesn't seem that it's going to be that easy for them. Hopefully this story portends greater oversight of a corrupt industry: California sues 39 drug makers for inflated prices.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Merck loses Vioxx lawsuit: jury awards $253.4 million to widow

It seems there is some justice in this world: Merck loses Vioxx lawsuit: jury awards $253.4 million to widow

Monday, August 22, 2005

Psychiatric Drugs: An Assault on the Human Condition

Here is a fascinating interview with investigative journalist Robert Whitaker. In the interview Mr. Whitaker has this to say. "If you think about it, as long as we draw as big a circle as possible, and expand the boundaries of mental illness, psychiatry can have more clients and sell more drugs. So there's a built-in economic incentive to define mental illness in as broad terms as possible, and to find ordinary, distressing emotions or behaviors that some people may not like and label them as mental illness."

Read the complete interview here: Psychiatric Drugs: An Assault on the Human Condition.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Merck hid Vioxx dangers for a decade

The story below talks about Merck hiding the dangers of Vioxx for a decade. If one drug company had no problem hiding the fact that their "miracle drug" killed people then do you think others will? Antidepressants have been blamed for years for suicides and murders, the evidence is mounting, yet the drug companies continue a PR and marketing barrage to protect the vast profit they make from these drugs. I just hope that soon I'll be reading an article about how Eli Lilly, Pfizer, GSK and the rest are going bankrupt due to the huge amount of money they are having to pay out in damages to the relatives of the people their drugs have killed.

Merck hid Vioxx dangers for a decade-lawyer

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

New Drug cures Love

The newly FDA approved drug "Miserexa" will cure you of that terrible disease known as "Love": New study declares Love a disease; medication may be available (satire)

Friday, August 12, 2005

Arjen Lucassen does it again

Arjen Lucassen is without doubt one of the greatest musicians and composers of our time. You'd think he'd be daunted trying to follow his masterpiece "The Human Equation". But no, he just gets on with it and forms a new band around the incredible vocals of Marcela Bovio who he discovered two years ago. This girl has the voice of an angel but with the power of the Metatron. They have an album out on Sept 26th, so mark your calendar. Check out the website for the new band: streamofpassion.com.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Protest About Dangerous Psychiatric Drugs

On August 24, 25, and 26, between 9 am and 5 pm, prominent activists from all over the nation will join victims and family members who have lost love ones due to dangerous psychotropic drugs to raise public awareness about their potential dangers. They will specifically target the class of antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), which include: Paxil, Prozac, Zoloft, Wellbutrin, Luvox, Citalopram, Celexa, Lexapro, and Paroxetine. Here is an article all about it: SSRI Protest - Activists Fed Up With FDA.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Drug Companies

What do you think of this quote from a business report for Drug company executives? "The coming years will bear greater witness to the corporate sponsored creation of disease." What is this talking about? Germ warfare? No, it's talking about Drug companies marketing non-existent diseases so they can sell drugs to cure them. Here is another quote from the article: "... But it's hard to ignore the fact that eight of the nine experts who wrote the 2004 guidelines also serve as paid speakers, consultants, or researchers to drug companies - companies that stood to reap billions from overnight changes that relabeled healthy people as sick ...." I recommend you read this for your own good as well as the good of those you love: Licensed to Ill - Increasingly, drug companies aren't just selling cures. They're also marketing disease.

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