Methland: The Death and Life of a Small American Town by Nick Reding is one scary book. It is the only book I'm aware of that understands at a fundamental level that meth isn't a drug problem, it is a symptom of our current societal and economic problems.
Doctors don't know, pharmacists barely know, and patients have almost no choice of what they're allowed to buy. Do you really think any of these bizarre prices would survive the light of day if people knew? Well, now you do know. Let's find out.
Forget everything you've heard about the benefits of Tamiflu, the Roche corporation's blockbuster influenza drug. A new analysis that includes previously-unpublished trials offers a fresh, and very unflattering, perspective.
Given the influence on prescribers that the J & J and other cases reveal, there are just too many ways that care can go awry. It is thus essential that patients and families become informed and vocal advocates for their care.
Once the FDA forces drug manufacturers to directly contact consumers who have been prescribed or are taking recalled medicine, it will send a strong message that patient safety is more important than corporate profit.
The Sunshine Act will curtail the incestuous love affair enjoyed by the triumvirate of pharmaceutical companies, healthcare providers, and the insurance industry, by curbing any inappropriate influence on research, education, and clinical decision making.
"I firmly believe bio tech start-ups have to network globally -- both in a business and a scientific sense. Also, they need to work with externals -- business leaders, mentors, coaches, consultants -- to ramp up their sales, management and marketing skills."
Branded drug companies appear to have squeezed quite a bit more money out of their products by paying off generic drug companies to stay out of their markets. Now, you might be thinking, that sounds like a violation of antitrust law.