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  • Benzene Litigation Similar to Early Days of Asbestos and Tobacco
    Nov-1-06 Los Angeles, CA: Legal analysts say that the recent surge of benzene lawsuits is beginning to resemble the early days of asbestos and tobacco litigation. CFO Magazine reports that company CFOs and corporate attorneys "foresee a flood tide of benzene suits, including cases that have nothing to do with occupational exposure." CFO quotes Insurance Inf...
  • Life After Depo-Medrol - Sheer Hopeless Hell
    Mar-10-06 Complaining of a sudden localized hip pain, in January 2002, Dennis Capolongo, was diagnosed with a disc herniation and given 2 epidural injections of the steroid Depo-Medrol that resulted in two trips to the ER, a stint in the hospital, and horrific back pain that continued nonstop for months. A short time later, when reviewing his original MRIs, new doc...
  • FDA Needs To Ban Accutane
    Sep-20-06 Austin, TX: Unfortunately hundreds of parents already know that Accutane can cause some teenagers to commit suicide. But new evidence of a link between the acne drug and depression in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology , will hopefully put an end to the years of claims by Hoffman-LaRoche that its drug is not responsible for the suicides. Scien...
  • Merck keeps right on pushing Fosamax
    Aug-11-06 New York, NY Merck's second-best selling drug, Fosamax , has been linked to jaw bone death, although sales of the drug remain steady with no decrease whatsoever. Jaw bone deth is a condition that can involve severe pain, infection, loose teeth, exposed bone, loss of function and disfigurement, according to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofa...
  • Big Pharma Research Racket Is Killing People
    Jun-23-06 Over the past six years, ten FDA approved drugs have been withdrawn from the market due to deaths and injuries, leading lawmakers to accuse the FDA of not doing its job in protecting the public from unsafe drugs and to call for measures of improvement. On June 20, 2006, the New York Times reported that "two influential senators are expected within weeks t...
  • Kaiser Kidney Transplant Program Gets Reprieve From Medicare Officials
    Sep-25-06 San Francisco, CA In August 2006, Kaiser Permanente , the nation's largest Health Maintenance Organization, agreed to pay a $2 million fine and donate $3 million to a charity group after numerous government investigations determined that the HMO caused harm, and in some cases death, to hundreds of kidney transplant patients. Two months earlier in Ju...
  • Drug Marketing Scheme Hits Nation's School System
    Jan-26-06 TeenScreen, the elaborate drug marketing scheme concocted by the pharmaceutical industry and a front group operating out of Columbia University, is being promoted by the Bush administration's recommendation to screen the nation's school population for mental illness. The Bush appointed New Freedoms Commission on Mental Health issued a report in July 2003...
  • Zyprexa Sales Show No Amount of Lawsuits Will Deter Lilly
    Sep-28-06 Indianapolis, IN Scores of new lawsuits are being filed by patients who say they took Zyprexa without knowing the risks after Eli Lilly promoted the drug to doctors as a treatment for conditions other than schizophrenia and bipolar disorder that the drug is approved to treat. In June 2005, Lilly announced plans to settle roughly 8,000 claims by pati...
  • Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline Help Send Kids To Prison
    May-29-06 In 2003, the pharmaceutical industry passed out $16.4 billion worth of free drug samples to doctors. These so-called free samples are literally killing people. Two young lads who were lucky enough to get free samples of Zoloft are now sitting in prison. After visits to their family doctors, Christopher Pittman and Zachary Schmidkunz were both sent home wi...
  • Roche puts Accutane profits over Lives of Consumers
    Aug-31-06 In 1985, Accutane's package insert directed at doctors first mentioned reports of depression in patients taking the acne drug, which means that more than 20 years ago, Hoffman-LaRoche at least suspected there might be a risk of depression and suicide by persons taking the drug. However, Roche's financial records show that the company is not about to let a...
  • 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...
  • Pfizer Celebrex Lawsuits - 1500 and Counting
    Sep-4-06 The first Celebrex trial, originally set for June 6, 2006, has been delayed indefinitely, reportedly to give attorneys more time to gather information. Although no new trial date has been set, legal analysts now predict that Celebrex trials will begin in early 2007. The delay was requested by a federal judge in San Francisco, where Pfizer is facing around...
  • Fen-Phen May Cause Rummage Sale of Wyeth Assets - Fen-Phen Trial Resources
    Aug-23-06 On August 18, 2006, Bloomberg News reported that Wyeth has faced more than 175,000 claims since fen-phen was removed from the market, and that over the past 9 years, the company has settled many claims without forcing fen-phen users to file a lawsuit. All total, the company has set aside more than $21 billion to cover legal costs and settlements since...
  • Vaccinating For Profit - From Cradle to Coffin
    Feb-2-06 Due to the flooding of special education classrooms, along with the rising medical costs of treating injured children, local taxes will soon go through the roof, at which time the public will be forced to face the unthinkable truth about the poisoned generation. And when that happens, government officials had better not even think about trying to feign i...
  • Neurontin Deal - Slap On The Hand To Pfizer
    May-25-06 The off-label prescribing of drugs has become a serious problem over the past decade. Doctors are adjusting dosage levels and prescribing drugs for medical indications and treatment durations for which the drugs were never approved or intended. When the FDA approves a drug, it also approves the labeling for the drug, which explains the manner in which the...
  • Pfizer Makes List of Worst Corporate Evildoers
    Mar-13-06 On January 3, 2006 the Global Exchange Report named the top fourteen "Worst Corporate Evildoers" in the world for 2005. Pfizer, one of the most profitable drug companies on earth, with sales over $52 billion in 2004, made the list of Evildoers. Pfizer's participation in the cover-up of the deadly side effects of Bextra surely contributed to its membership...
  • Glaxo gets Hit with another Paxil Birth Defects Lawsuit
    Oct-17-06 Denver, CO Two years ago, little Eric Jackson was born with persistent pulmonary hypertension, a life-threatening lung disorder in which an infant's arteries to the lungs remain constricted after birth, limiting the amount of blood flow to the lungs and oxygen in the bloodstream. Persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN) is associated with substantial in...
  • Merck Not Losing Sleep Over Vioxx Disaster
    Jul-16-06 Merck's top management team reportedly remains unphased by Vioxx litigation woes. In fact, Prudential Equity Group analyst, Timothy Anderson, says Merck's Chief Executive, Richard Clark, specifically told him that "Vioxx does not keep him up at night." According to Mr Anderson, "the company believes that lower court cases will be overturned on appeal, and...
  • Bush's Mental Illness Screening Squad On the Move
    Jul-9-06 The tax dollar funded mental health screening programs popping up in every corner of the nation represent an enormous gift to Big Pharma from the Bush administration. After all, drug companies can't push drugs without a lucrative customer base, so the screening programs are a great solution for that little problem. On April 29, 2002, Bush kicked off th...
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