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Illinois Suspends Michael Reinstein's Medical License

Michael Reinstein (Gerald Rich/ProPublica) Illinois medical regulators have indefinitely suspended the medical license of psychiatrist Michael Reinstein, who prescribed more of the most powerful and riskiest antipsychotic drug clozapine than any other doctor in the country. Show More Summary

Why might Alltrials be mired at the EMA one wonders?

Here are 30 million reasons. The report Divide & Conquer: A look behind the scenes of the EU pharmaceutical industry lobby is available at March 2012 DivideConquer.pdf and at


Dr. Frances Oldham Kelsey is 100

Happy 100th birthday to Dr. Frances Oldham Kelsey, the pharmacologist whose bold stance against inadequate drug testing saved countless newborns from the perils of thalidomide, a drug which caused severe birth defects in over 10,000 infants. Show More Summary

Poetry Corner - Cancer's a funny thing

J.B.S. Haldane retained his wit even while undergoing cancer treatments — he wrote this poem in a hospital in 1964: I wish I had the voice of Homer To sing of rectal carcinoma, Which kills a lot more chaps, in fact, Than were bumped off when Troy was sacked. Show More Summary

GlaxoChinaGate contd. - now GSK admit they had previous form

GlaxoSmithKline China: Company admits to bribery scandal in 2001 GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has admitted that members of its staff were caught bribing Chinese officials back in 2001, according to the Financial Times. The new information has...Show More Summary

AllTrials News - Out of 400 trials on, 30% haven’t reported results

A new study found that 118 of 400 clinical trials had not reported results four years later in either a journal or on The researchers randomly selected trials that were registered on and listed as completed in 2008. Show More Summary

Big Pharma pushes the Snake Oil approach

FDA has free-speech, safety issues to weigh in review of ‘off-label’ drug marketing rules Should a pharmaceutical sales rep be allowed to tell a doctor that Topamax, a drug approved to treat seizures and prevent migraine headaches, might...Show More Summary

Servier distort competition

BRUSSELS — The European Union's antitrust body is imposing a fine of 428 million euros ($580 million) on France's pharmaceutical company Servier and five producers of generic medicines for distorting competition. The 28-nation bloc's...Show More Summary

Advocate Groups Reach Out to President's Science Advisors Ahead of Antibiotics Meeting | Food Safety News

The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) will meet Friday to discuss its work on antibiotic resistance and nanotechnology and to hear from speakers about oceans policy. A group of public health, consumer, and environmental protection organizations have sent a letter to PCAST expressing concern that the U.S. Show More Summary

What is called "guolaosi" in Chinese and "karoshi" in Japanese?


Larry Husten writes

Merck Uses Legal Threats To Stifle Negative Advice About Zetia And Vytorin In Italy In response to repeated legal threats, a public health doctor in Italy has withdrawn advice to curtail use of a controversial drug. The drug, ezetimibe, is a key ingredient in Zetia and Vytorin, which is manufactured by Merck. Show More Summary

Tokyo prosecutor to charge Novartis Japan unit as well as ex-employee over manipulating data

(Reuters) - Tokyo prosecutors said on Tuesday they will charge the Japanese unit of Novartis AG and a former employee in connection with allegations of data manipulation in promoting its best-selling blood pressure drug Diovan. The prosecutors...Show More Summary

Investigators Face Trial Amid GSK Sex Tape Revelations

South China Morning Post’s Toh Han Shih reports that British/Chinese-American corporate investigator couple Peter Humphrey and Yu Yingzheng, who werearrested last summer during a bribery investigation into their clients GlaxoSmithKline, will stand trial in Shanghai on July 29th. Show More Summary

GlaxoChinaGate contd. - sex, lies and video - Who made and who leaked the Mark Reilly Sex Tape?

A covert sex tape involving a senior executive and his Chinese lover was the trigger for a major investigation into corruption at British drugs giant GlaxoSmith-Kline, it was revealed yesterday. The video of married Mark Reilly and his...Show More Summary

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