Rezulin


Drug Warnings: Are They Effective? USA Today Tue, 26 Apr 2005 How effective are drug warnings? USA Today reports that experts are unsure. For example, a study in the January issue of Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety focused on Ohio Medicaid claims for Rezulin prescriptions – the diabetes drug had been […]

Drug Warnings: Are They Effective? USA Today


Intimidation, Politics and Drug Industry Cripple U.S. Medicine – FDA Permits Dr. David Graham to publish Vioxx Report Wed, 5 Jan 2005 FDA officials could not maintain their iron grip in an effort to suppress evidence of far reaching lethal effects of Vioxx when their actions were in full public […]

Intimidation, Politics and Drug Industry Cripple U.S. Medicine – FDA ...


Cash Interests Taint Drug Advice – NATURE / Death a Risk of Antipsychotics – AP Sun, 23 Oct 2005 An investigation by the journal, NATURE (the largest of its kind) reveals that not only do conflicts of interest taint the conduct and outcome of clinical trials, the authors who formulate […]

Cash Interests Taint Drug Advice – NATURE / Death a ...



Mosholder Suppressed Report Posted/ Bush Moves to Block Medical Suits – NYT Mon, 26 Jul 2004 The New York Times reports that the Bush administration is actively blocking individual citizens who have been seriously harmed from drug-related hazards from suing drug manufacturers. The administration argues that “if a local judge […]

Mosholder Suppressed Report Posted/ Bush Moves to Block Medical Suits ...


Congress & the White House must remedy a prescription for danger – LA Times / CBS News Thu, 1 Apr 2004 For those who missed the CBS evening News broadcast (Tues March 30) about FDA’s suppression of evidence, a video of that powerful report can be viewed online. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/03/30/eveningnews/main609491.shtml CBS […]

Congress & the White House must remedy a prescription for ...


Forbes: Face of The Year: David Graham Mon, 13 Dec 2004   Forbes magazine has named Dr. David Graham the Face of the Year’ for his “steadfast advocacy of drug safety and his willingness to blow the whistle on his bosses.” Dr. Graham took a courageous stand as a responsible […]

Forbes: Face of The Year: David Graham



FDA’s Double Standard Re: Advisory Committee Membership Mon, 15 Nov 2004 FDA’s inexplicable actions–the latest being the removal of Dr. Curt Furberg from an FDA advisory committee for alleged "intellectual conflict of interest" – demonstrate hypocracy and intellectual dishonesty. Dr. Furberg independently analyzed the scientific data, concluding: "The result is […]

FDA's Double Standard Re: Advisory Committee Membership


FDA’s Lethal Weakness Requires More than Committees Sun, 7 Nov 2004 Bloomberg News reports that New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer requested information from Pfizer about the promotion of some of its drugs for unapproved uses – the recalled diabetes drug, Rezulin and the antidepressant, Zoloft were named. In […]

FDA's Lethal Weakness Requires More than Committees


FDA Underhanded Tactics Against Medical Officer Who Blew the Whistle Mon, 29 Nov 2004 The Food and Drug Administration is the epicenter of a collision between medical officers in the drug safety office and senior officials in managerial positions whose focus is on facilitating new drug approvals. Officials at the […]

FDA Underhanded Tactics Against Medical Officer Who Blew the Whistle



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