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Guidant Didn’t Disclose a Flaw in Defibrillator for 3 Years_NYT / FDA Wrong on Crestor Safety Tue, 24 May 2005 The New York Times reports that the maker a a heart defirillator knew for 3 years about a malfunction and failed to inform physicians about It because the company “had […]

Guidant Didn't Disclose a Flaw in Defibrillator for 3 Years ...


At FDA, Graham is still the whistle-blower – USA Today Thu, 17 Nov 2005 On Nov. 18, 2004, Dr. David Graham, FDA’s associate director for science and medicine, blew the whistle in testimony before the Senate Finance Committee, on FDA’s “profound regulatory failure” to protect the public against lethal prescription […]

At FDA, Graham is still the whistle-blower – USA Today


FDA says it Screened Panelists for Conflicts of Interest Tue, 1 Mar 2005 Bloomberg News reports that the Center for Science in the Public Interest had identified not 10, but 27 panelists on FDA’s advisory panel who had financial ties to drug manufacturers. Last week The New York Times reported […]

FDA says it Screened Panelists for Conflicts of Interest



British Medical Journal: Something is rotten at the heart of FDA / Glaxo faces class action suit Sun, 5 Dec 2004 “Something is rotten at the heart of the FDA.” That’s the opening of an editorial in the British Medical Journal. [1] Indeed, there is something rotten at the heart […]

British Medical Journal: Something is rotten at the heart of ...


Prescriptions And Profit_CBS News 60 Minutes Tue, 16 Mar 2004 “Americans pay far more for their prescription drugs than citizens of any place on Earth.” That’s because “The United States is the only industrialized country without some form of control on the prices of drugs.” No wonder the U.S. accounts […]

Prescriptions And Profit_CBS News 60 Minutes Tue, 16 Mar 2004


Pfizer PainKiller Bextra withdrawn from market, New Boxed Warnings for Celebrex Thu, 07 Apr 2005 Pfizer’s withdrawal of the COX-2 pain reliever, Bextra, from the market because of potentially lethal side effects, including increased risk of cardiovascular malfunction and severe rash, validates Dr. David Graham’s analysis. This FDA medical expert […]

Pfizer PainKiller Bextra withdrawn from market, New Boxed Warnings for ...



Paxil Protest at GSK US headquarters Sept. 26–Sept. 28 Sun, 18 Sep 2005 Families and victims who have suffered harm from SSRI antidepressants are heading for Philadelphia from the US and Canada for a “Paxil Protest.” Date: September 26 through Sept. 28. Place: GlaxoSmithKline US headquarters in Philadelphia The organizer of this event is […]

Paxil Protest at GSK US headquarters Sept. 26–Sept. 28


Merck Baby Vaccines Not Pure – LAT/ FDA Advisory-Crestor / Zyprexa Lawsuit charges Lilly concealed Diabetes risk Fri, 11 Mar 2005 The FDA’s failure to carry out its watchdog responsibility to protect the public from unsafe drugs, has encouraged the pharmaceutical industry to conceal the risks and deceive the public. […]

Merck Baby Vaccines Not Pure – LAT/ FDA Advisory-Crestor / ...


Worldwide Drug Industry Ailing – PhaRMA Giants Reeling Blockbuster Drugs Found Hazardous Sat, 18 Dec 2004 Daily headlines provide confirmatory evidence supporting what critics of the drug industry have been say:ing for years. First, as The New York Times notes in one of its 4 articles about the latest “unexpected” […]

Worldwide Drug Industry Ailing – PhaRMA Giants Reeling Blockbuster Drugs ...



How Did the Vioxx Debacle Happen? USA Today / Lancet Tue, 12 Oct 2004 Dr. Eric Topol of the Cleveland Clinic: “The senior executives at Merck and the leadership at the FDA share responsibility for not having taken appropriate action and not recognizing that they are accountable for the public […]

How Did the Vioxx Debacle Happen? USA Today / Lancet