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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