Monthly Archives: February 2011

New study dismantles myth of high drug development costs

Share I’m embarrassed to admit that when I was a medical reporter for The Boston Globe in the ’90s, I (along with many other journalists) would unthinkingly use the $800 million that the pharmaceutical industry said it cost to develop … Continue reading

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Are we seeing a concerted drug industry campaign against the FDA?

Share There must be something in the air. Either that, or the drug and medical device industry has embarked on a concerted campaign to improve its tattered public image and bully the FDA into backing down from recent efforts to … Continue reading

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Psychiatric journal refused to retract flawed antidepressant study

Share The Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry has refused to retract a study finding that the antidepressant Paxil was safe and effective in adolescents despite evidence of fabrication, plagiarism and failure to disclose conflicts of … Continue reading

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