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Let Them Eat Pillsnew

If you think bankers are corrupt, be sure you give doctors their due.
Jackson Free Press  |  Brian Johnson  |  03-06-2009  |  Commentary

Big Pharma is After Your Confidential Medical Recordsnew

A state bill that would have eroded California's strong medical privacy laws nearly passed last month. The Mental Health Association of California, the National Association of Cancer Patients, and other important health advocacy organizations supported the measure, saying they believed it would improve compliance and save lives. But the bill's opponents, which included the California Medical Association and many consumer groups, asserted that the legislation was not really about helping patients.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Jake Whitney  |  07-02-2008  |  Science

One Doc Reveals Big Pharma's 'Dirty Little Secret'new

In January, Erick Turner published a paper in the New England Journal of Medicine that revealed antidepressants are not as effective as we've been led to believe. For years, he implied, pharmaceutical companies such as Pfizer and Forest Laboratories have vastly exaggerated the performance of their drugs.
Willamette Week  |  Philip Dawdy  |  04-02-2008  |  Science

Anxious Times: Big Pharma Clouds What It Means to be Sick

Disease mongering is big pharma's not-so-subtle way of increasing their grip on a scared and anxious populace. What's a worried person to do?
Monday Magazine  |  Jason Youmans  |  02-01-2008  |  Drugs

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