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:   […]


Stat!: All Doped Up in the USA

Posted on Friday, October 8th, 2010

Percent of US adults who took at least 1 prescription drug in the past month: 48 Percent who took at least 2 different drugs: 31 Percent who took 5 or more: 11   Percent of US children who took at least 1 prescription drug in the past month: 20 Percent of US seniors who did: […]


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 […]


More Doctors Saying “No” to the Drug Dealers

Posted on Monday, May 17th, 2010

Here’s some good, or at least promising news, as a recent WSJ Health Blog headline put it: “More Doctors Giving Pharma Sales Reps the Cold Shoulder”: The number of physicians who were “rep-accessible,” defined as meeting with at least 70% of salespeople who come calling, dropped by 18% from last year, according to sales and […]


Some Unsettling Truths About Western Medicine’s Drug “Cures”

Posted on Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

This week, we’re pleased to run the article “How to Fix Our Failing Health Care System?” by holistic dentist Dr. Steven Green. Part 1, “The Great American Drug Culture,” is available here, along with biographical info about Dr. Green.   How to Fix Our Failing Health Care System? Part 2: Some Unsettling Truths About Western […]


The Great American Drug Culture

Posted on Monday, April 12th, 2010

This week, we’re pleased to run the article “How to Fix Our Failing Health Care System?” by holistic dentist Dr. Steven Green, starting with today’s installment, “The Great American Drug Culture.” Besides providing general dental and health care, Dr. Green has been treating functional somatic facial syndromes involving fatigue, pain, inflammation and spasm for more […]


Privileging Drugs, Bashing Herbs

Posted on Monday, April 5th, 2010

Not long ago, we ran across a couple of hmmm-inducing headlines on news stories involving herbal medications. The first covered research published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology on problems that can arise from mixing “heart drugs” and some herbal supplements. According to WebMD’s report, [Researcher Arshad ] Jahangir says the danger […]


It Was a Merry Christmas for Big Pharma

Posted on Friday, January 8th, 2010

Brooks Elliott/Flickr   Wow, AstraZeneca got a sweet Christmas gift from the FDA this year: an advisory panel said that their statin drug, Crestor, should be allowed to be prescribed to “people who have no history of heart disease and don’t fit the traditional profile of an ‘at risk’ population,” according to an ABC News […]


20 More Health-Related Articles Worth Checking Out

Posted on Monday, December 14th, 2009

As mentioned, we check the web daily for health and wellness news and articles that we think may be of interest to you. Inevitably, we wind up with much more material than we can possibly write about yet find worth sharing. So, without further ado, here are 20 more articles that have stacked up over […]



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