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Blog Profile / PharmaGossip

Filed Under:Medical / Pharmaceutical
Posts on Regator:10047
Posts / Week:28.6
Archived Since:March 4, 2008

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Dear Friends Last month, many of you supported the WHO’s plan to call for the results of all clinical trials to be reported. Now we all need to support proposals from the US Government to improve clinical trial transparency there. The...Show More Summary

Ben Goldacre: Pharma industry has destroyed its own reputation

Ben Goldacre [Scott Hurst/Flickr] EXCLUSIVE: The great tragedy for the pharmaceutical industry is that it keeps denying that it lobbies against transparency in clinical trials, says Ben Goldacre. Ben Goldacre is a British physician, academic and author of the best-selling books Bad Science and Bad Pharma. Show More Summary

Just as good as ever

Drug reps shift focus away from Doctors onto Administrators to Get on 'Formulary' -WSJ

SAN DIEGO—Kendall French used to pitch drugs to doctors who could prescribe them.But many of those doctors now work for hospitals that don't give them final say over what is on the menu of medicines they can pick. So when the GlaxoSmithKline...Show More Summary

A $56.5. Million Settlement for Adderall False Claims - NYT

The Justice Department said on Wednesday that the European drug maker Shire had agreed to pay $56.5 million to settle accusations of making false claims in the marketing of its attention deficit disorder drug Adderall XR and other medicines. Show More Summary

Farmaceuticals - Reuters

Documents reveal how poultry firms systematically feed antibiotics to flocksBy Brian Grow, P.J. Huffstutter and Michael ErmanFiled Sept. 15, 2014, 1 p.m. GMTPervasive use fuels concerns about impact on human health, emergence of resistant superbugsMajor U.S. Show More Summary

Which way now for the Cancer Drug Fund? by Andrew Jack

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 09 September 2014)Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5524Andrew Jack, deputy editor, analysis, Financial Times, London, UKandrew.jack@ft.comThe government has extended the Cancer Drug Fund for a further two years and increased its budget. Show More Summary

Health Blogs UK Top 10

Cancer Drugs Fund receives boost but will no longer fund “overpriced” drugs = BMJ

Cancer Drugs Fund receives boost but will no longer fund “overpriced” drugsBMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 01 September 2014)Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5382Nigel HawkesThe Cancer Drugs Fund has been...Show More Summary

Cargo Cult Science by Richard Feynman

From a Caltech commencement address given in 1974 Also in Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! During the Middle Ages there were all kinds of crazy ideas, such as that a piece of of rhinoceros horn would increase potency. Then a method...Show More Summary

Novartis fails to report side effects, fatality

6:52 pm, August 30, 2014 Jiji Press Novartis Pharma K.K. said it has failed to report to the health ministry at least 2,579 cases of serious side effects, including a fatality, from its drugs for leukemia and other diseases even though its employees were aware of the problems. Show More Summary

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