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  • Drip Drip Drip - Paxil Info Leaks Out
    Apr-25-06 Secrecy agreements in litigation hide information about defective products or a company's negligence, and sometimes go so far as to prohibit the parties from discussing that there ever was a lawsuit. Such is the case with Paxil and as a result, unwitting patients continued to take the drug long after its dangers were known to GlaxoSmithKline. Many lawsuit...
  • Lethal Defects Of Bjork-Shiley Heart Valve
    Apr-24-06 An estimated 25 million Americans have one kind of medical implant or another. However an analysis of implant recalls over 10 years show that the average number of recalls per year was 40 and by 2001, the number rose to 117. The FDA regulates the implant industry, but many products reach the market with insufficient clinical testing, followed by very litt...
  • Autism - Worst Welfare Disaster In History
    Apr-20-06 Scientist and medical experts say that unless the government forces the pharmaceutical industry to pay for the damage caused by mercury-laced vaccines, in the not too distant future, Americans will experience the worst welfare disaster in the history of this country. No doubt with that in mind, eight members of Congress are calling for a new investigation...
  • Reviewing ADHD Drugs - FDA Goes Through the Motions
    Mar-12-06 Some of the top-selling drugs of all time are those prescribed to treat attention deficit disorders. Drug companies have physicians in every field of medicine pushing these medications and dole out millions of dollars worth of free samples each year to make sure they are passed out like candy. A new ADHD drug is set to come on the market that supposedly c...
  • Genentech and Biogen Legal Troubles - When It Rains It Pours
    Mar-7-06 Rituxan gained FDA approval in 1997, as a treatment for a certain type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Roughly 12,760 patients in the US have the form of cancer Rituxan was approved to treat. Yet by 2005, sales of the drug grew to $1.8 billion in the US. A lawsuit filed by a former Rituxan salesman explains how this happened. On January 11, 2006, Dow Jones r...
  • FDA Grants Guinea Pig Status To US Citizens
    Feb-28-06 "It is outrageous that, for all intents and purposes, the FDA allowed a clinical trial to proceed, which makes every citizen in the United States a potential "guinea pig," without providing a practical, informative warning to the public." The statement of outrage above was included in a letter to acting FDA Commissioner, Dr von Eschenbach, from Senator Ch...
  • Sex Crimes: A Tragic Story of Physical and Mental Abuse
    Feb-27-06 Lisa Tri, from Buffalo, Minnesota was sexually and physically abused by her mother's ex-fiance when she was 10 years old. "He had me so scared that I didn't tell anyone," says Lisa. "Besides, nobody would believe me - he worked for a minimum security correctional facility in Redwing, Minnesota and had me so brainwashed I didn't even tell my Mom until we m...
  • Psych Drugs - Doctors Serve As Middle-Man Pushers
    Feb-21-06 Although peddling psychiatric drugs for off-label treatment of every ailment known to man is highly profitable, it is also illegal. Marketing schemes that increase the rates at which drugs are prescribed for off-label use, result in the sale of drugs that have not been proven safer or superior to FDA approved medications already on the market. That said,...
  • ADHD Drugs - Cash Cow For Pharma
    Feb-13-06 "Our society viewed with loathing those who 'pushed' stimulant drugs on children," says child psychiatrist Dr Peter Breggin. "Yet today, there are more children taking Ritalin and amphetamines from doctors than ever received them from illegal pushers," he says. "Parents and teachers and even doctors have been badly misled by drug company marketing practic...
  • Auto Manufacturers: Is Safety Secondary?
    Feb-9-06 Rebecca Bond, from Orange Park, Florida was driving her 1997 Ford Explorer last June, 2005 when she ran off the road. The car rolled over five times after hitting a signpost. "The airbag didn't inflate and my wife was knocked unconscious when it flipped," says husband Mackenzie Bond. "She hit her head on top of the steering wheel and hi...
  • Poisoning In the Womb - SSRIs
    Feb-9-06 New research has linked the use of SSRIs during pregnancy to a complication in newborns of a rare but life-threatening lung problem, according to this month's New England Journal of Medicine. Infants born to women who took the drugs in the second half of their pregnancy, had 6 times the risk of developing the disorder, the researchers reported. Only a cou...
  • Stock Options and Your Retirement Fund: Is Your Employer Obeying ERISA?
    Jan-26-06 A number of lawsuits have been launched against companies who don't follow the laws around stock options, 401k plans and retirement funds. ERISA, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, has special rules for companies that offer stock options as a retirement plan investment. This includes a company's fiduciary duties to their employees. Simply put,...
  • Depo Provera lawsuit
    Dec-29-05 Four women in Canada have filed a class action lawsuit against Pfizer Canada and Pfizer Inc. seeking relief of general damages for the sum of $500,000,000. The plaintiffs have all been long-term users of Depo-Provera, an injectable method of birth control, and they have all been diagnosed with bone mass density (BMS) problems including fractures, hip and spi...
  • Stock fraud: A beginner's guide to knowing your rights
    Dec-23-05 Investors - especially small investors - have lost millions upon millions of dollars due to stock fraud. The scandals of recent years are still fresh in the minds of anyone with even a small stake in the stock market. While we're all familiar with the scandals of Enron, most of us don't know the fine print. If you've got money in the stock market, now is the...
  • Employees often Unpaid for Overtime, Unaware of Overtime Laws
    Dec-14-05 Many people, from restaurant workers and managers, to computer programmers aren't paid all that they're entitled to. If you have worked more than eight hours a day, or more than 40 hours in one week, you may be entitled to overtime. Some employers rely on you not knowing your rights. Trying to understand laws regulating overtime, who gets it, and how it's pa...
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