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Pharmaceutical giant Wyeth arranged ghost-written articles in medical journals on its hormone replacement therapy, U.S. Sen.
Researchers argued on Tuesday that quicker drug approvals and sophisticated marketing campaigns may be putting more patients at risk of dangerous side-effects, but the same techniques might be put to use to protect them.
Dynavax Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:DVAX) and Merck & Co., Inc. have received communication from the U.S.
Researchers said on Monday that a long-term analysis of people who took the arthritis drug Vioxx confirms it doubles the risk of strokes and heart attacks, but this risk goes away a year after people stop taking it.
By Johnson, Linda A TRENTON, N.J. - Just about every segment of the medical community is piling on the pharmaceutical industry these days, accusing drugmakers of deceiving the public, manipulating doctors and putting profits before patients.
For the sake of greater transparency, pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly has just announced that it will begin making public certain payments to doctors. The practice will begin next year and will apply to fees of $500 or more paid for advising or speaking.
Merck & Co has announced that it will not seek regulatory approval for taranabant, an investigational medicine, to treat obesity and is discontinuing its Phase III clinical development program for taranabant for obesity.
By Brezis, Mayer Belmaker, R H Mayer Brezis, MD, MPH Center for Clinical Quality & Safety, Hadassah Medical Center & School of Public Health, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel Abstract: A landmark paper on Game Theory showed that individual maximization of profit necessarily endangers the public good, and since the problem has no technical solution, "it requires a fundamental extension in morality" (1).
By Lisa Smyth Cases of heart disease and strokes could be cut by simply taking an aspirin a day, medical experts have said.
The primary purpose of a 1999 clinical study that Merck & Co Inc said was done to test side effects of Vioxx, was actually to support a marketing campaign before the now-withdrawn painkiller's launch, according to U.S. researchers.
- totally perplexed and mixed up.