The World Health Organization may of caused thousands of unnecessary TB deaths

Public Release: 23-Jun-2016 WHO’S TB care advice violated standards, researchers say Poor countries told to follow cheaper, untested treatments Duke University DURHAM, N.C. — The World Health Organization (WHO) violated sound standards of medical care and human rights by nudging poorer countries to follow less expensive, untested and largely ineffective treatment protocols for tuberculosis patients,…

Pharma Firms may of got caught manipulating data, resulting in agony and profit ?

“misleading marketing caused some lung-cancer patients “to die earlier and faster, with more pain.”  “This settlement, however, allows the company to avoid the burden, disruption, cost and distraction of protracted civil litigation and to focus instead on our business of developing medicines that extend and improve human lives.” Pharma Firms Reach $67M Deal With Feds…

FDA approved devices were not effective in clinical trials

Public Release: 20-May-2016 Flawed data behind regulation of high-risk women’s health devices Some FDA approved devices were not effective in clinical trials Northwestern University CHICAGO — Some high-risk medical devices used in obstetrics and gynecology were approved by the FDA based on flawed data, according to a recent study from Northwestern Medicine. The investigators assessed…

Physicians Lack knowledge about FDA approval standards for ‘breakthrough therapy’

73 percent incorrectly believed FDA approval meant comparable effectiveness to other approved drugs; 70 percent incorrectly believed approval required both a statistically significant and clinically important effect. Among the 3 breakthrough knowledge questions, 52 percent incorrectly believed that strong evidence (randomized trials) is needed to earn the breakthrough designation. Public Release: 12-Apr-2016   The JAMA…

The 8 Assertions of Scientific Misconduct by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation – Full 45 Page (FOIA) Document from the University of British Colombia’s Lucija Tomljenovic, PhD

Editor’s Note (Ralph Turchiano) Requested Repost from March 2011 BSEM March 2011 The Health Hazards of Disease Prevention The vaccination policy and the Code of Practice of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI): are they at odds? Lucija Tomljenovic, PhD Neural Dynamics Research Group, Dept. of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of British…

China police arrest 37 over vaccine scandal

  Source: Xinhua   2016-03-23 02:12:33 JINAN, March 23 (Xinhua) — Police in east China’s Shandong Province have detained 37 suspects implicated in a vaccine scandal that has shocked the nation and raised questions over vaccine safety. Shandong police announced last month that they had arrested a mother and daughter alleged to have illegally sold improperly…

Allegations of Scientific Misconduct by GACVS/WHO/CDC Representatives et al

An open-letter of complaint to the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Margaret Chan chanm@who.int Cc:        The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan, www-admin@nhlw.go.jp              Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan, shiozaki@y-shiozaki.or.jp              Thomas Frieden, Director CDC, tomfrieden@cdc.gov  Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stuart McCutcheon, The University of Auckland, s.mccutcheon@auckland,ac.nz   From: Sin…

Parents accused of shaking their baby to death by ‘medic who branded herself TV’s Dr House’ clear their name and now file lawsuit against hospital for ‘series of fatal blunders’

Sara and Padraig Keenan claim daughter Lana died after ‘medical errors’ Couple were then wrongly accused of child abuse leading to her death Doctor branded herself as TV’s Dr House claimed they’d shaken infant Parents were barred from seeing daughter as she lay dying in hospital Social workers also took their two sons away from…

Vaccine and blood product maker Kaketsuken raided over decades of alleged faked records, illegal additives

  “the panel said that the institute added substances not authorized by the government to flu vaccines and blood products for hemophilia patients” KYODO DEC 3, 2015 The health ministry inspected the premises of a major manufacturer of blood products and vaccines Thursday, a day after an investigative panel accused it of using unauthorized additives…

Concern over drug industry involvement at India’s ‘health camps’

Public Release: 2-Dec-2015   Unchecked screening and conflict of interests have experts worried, says report BMJ Pharmaceutical sales representatives are screening people in India in return for prescriptions for their products, finds a special report published by The BMJ today. Free ‘health camps’ for poor people in India have grown popular, writes author Frederik Joelving,…

Skin cancer drugs increase an average of 1,240% in price over 6 years

Public Release: 25-Nov-2015 Changes in retail prices for prescription dermatologic drugs from 2009-2015 The JAMA Network Journals Prices among 19 brand-name prescription dermatologic drugs increased rapidly between 2009 and 2015, with prices for topical antineoplastic drugs to prevent the spread of cancer cells increasing an average of 1,240 percent, according to an article published online…

Big pharma inconsistent with disclosure of information on clinical trials, new study finds

Public Release: 12-Nov-2015   ‘Good Pharma Scorecard’ ranks drugs based on their transparency and ethical practices NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine Despite legal and ethical requirements, information on clinical trials for drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) varied widely among some of the world’s largest…