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Doctors who receive pharma money prescribe more brand drugs

ProPublica studied five different specialties to compare the rates by which doctors who receive money from big pharma prescribe typically more expensive brand name medication, versus doctors who haven’t taken money from pharma.  The analysis found that doctors who receive $5,000 or more from pharmaceutical companies in a given year all prescribe more brand name… Read More

Did Studies Sponsored by Pharmaceutical Companies Hide Risks of Testosterone?

An article published in November in BioMed Central discovered serious differences between studies funded by pharmaceutical companies selling testosterone therapy drugs, and those that were independent of pharmaceutical companies pushing the drugs. Combined with the FDA warning1 in January on the risks of testosterone therapy, including heart attacks and strokes, this paints a troubling picture… Read More

Consumers Urged to Avoid Using Actos and Its Generic Equivalent

After over 1000 adverse event reports, several consumer watchdog groups have urged diabetics to avoid using Actos or its generic equivalent. Many have espoused that actos use may not be worth the associated health risks. A group by the name of “Consumer Reports” noted that Actos should only be used as a “last resort” diabetes… Read More

According to FDA reports, Actos Linked to over 1000 Bladder Cancer Diagnoses

According to a recent review of FDA adverse event reports, the FDA has received over 1000 reports from individuals reporting unexplained diagnoses of bladder cancer after Actos use. This comes after several prominent scientific reports linked Actos use to an increased likelihood of developing bladder cancer. The institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) recently analyzed… Read More

Lisinopril Liver Damage

Lisinopril (Prinivil & Zestril) Linked to Various Severe Adverse Effects Lisinopril is a drug of the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor class that is primarily used in treatment of hypertension, congestive heart failure, and heart attacks and also in preventing renal and retinal complications of diabetes. It was developed by Merck & Co. and is marketed… Read More