FDA Conflict-of-Interest Rules Apt to Loosen, & Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, August 12th, 2011

Lawmakers May Relax FDA Drug Conflict Rules (Reuters) U.S. lawmakers likely will change the criteria for advisers reviewing new medicines next year because of complaints that the rules meant to prevent conflicts of interest make it harder to find real experts. * * * Others say that the agency is not looking hard enough. A […]


Possible Antibiotics-Asthma Link & Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, May 20th, 2011

Antibiotic Use May Be Linked to Kids’ Asthma Risk (WebMD) Infants who take antibiotics during the first year of life may be at a slightly increased risk of developing asthma by age 18, a study shows. The study also suggests a similar risk of asthma for children whose mothers took antibiotics during pregnancy. The study […]


Tamiflu Effectiveness Overstated, & Other News of Note

Posted on Monday, April 11th, 2011

Tamiflu Effectiveness Overstated (CBC News) A University of British Columbia professor who specializes in researching publicly approved medicines is casting doubt on the effectiveness of the anti-pandemic drug Tamiflu. Dr. Barbara Mintzes says she’s looked at the manufacturer’s own clinical research and found that Tamiflu’s beneficial effects have been significantly overstated by the manufacturer Roche. […]


Healthy Gums May Lead to Healthy Lungs, & Other News of Note

Posted on Monday, March 21st, 2011

Healthy Gums May Lead to Healthy Lungs (Dental Tribune) Maintaining periodontal health may contribute to a healthy respiratory system, according to research published in the Journal of Periodontology. A new study suggests that periodontal disease may increase the risk for respiratory infections, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia. These infections can be […]


Not Only Do We Not Need More Fluoride…

Posted on Monday, February 7th, 2011

In a drug-saturated society such as ours, the last thing we need is more drugs. Or is it? The Obama administration has become so concerned about the slowing pace of new drugs coming out of the pharmaceutical industry that officials have decided to start a billion-dollar government drug development center to help create medicines. The […]


And the Money Kept Rolling Out in All Directions…

Posted on Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Ever since we began publishing our quarterly newsletter Biosis back in late 2004, we’ve periodically written on issues around Big Pharma’s quest for ever greater profits – an issue we’ve also looked at here on the blog since 2008. To our clients and regular readers, drug company corruption is no news. But this is:   […]


New Cancer-Inflammation Link & Other News of Note

Posted on Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Research Finds New Link Between Inflammation and Cancer (PhysOrg) Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center researchers have uncovered a new link between chronic inflammation and cancer. Although cancers do not always cause inflammation, chronic inflammation is known to help tumor cells grow. In an article published in the June issue of Nature, VCU Massey scientists […]



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