Tag: GlaxoSmithKline

WHO and the pandemic flu “conspiracies” – The BMJ and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism report that was covered up

Conflicts of Interest – A joint investigation by the BMJ and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism has uncovered evidence that raises troubling questions about how WHO managed conflicts of interest among the scientists who advised its pandemic planning – The secrecy of the committee is also fuelling conspiracy […]

Are you Big Pharma’s new target market?

  Taking a cue from Apple and Coca-Cola, pharmaceutical firms are humanizing their brands       Version française Montreal, February 4, 2014 — By 2018, it is estimated that the global pharmaceutical market will be worth more than $1.3 trillion USD. To corner their share of profits, […]

Video Health Research Report 27 JAN 2014

Topics: Mouthwash is a Disaster for health Raises Blood Pressure and Stroke Risk * Journal of Free Radical Biology and Medicine JAN 2014 Fever Reducing Medications increase virus activity/load and transmission * Proceedings of Royal Society B Today JAN 2014 Medical Treatments now 3rd leading cause of death […]

GlaxoSmithKline finance head banned from leaving China

The BBC’s Martin Patience in Beijing: “Business leaders say foreign companies operating in China have never faced a tougher time” Related Stories China media: GSK case Chinese GSK executive ‘confesses’ Peston: GSK’s Chinese lesson Chinese authorities looking into alleged bribery by GlaxoSmithKline have banned the UK drugmaker’s British […]

‘Medical stocks are down by 90 percent’: Greece accuses pharma giants of slashing imports

Published time: February 28, 2013 01:36                                                                             AFP Photo / Louisa Gouliamaki The Greek government has reportedly accused 50 leading pharmaceutical companies of cutting off supplies of key medications to the country, sparking a run on pharmacies. Drug companies say the cheap medicines they supply merely get re-exported […]

Increased risk of sleep disorder in children who received swine flu vaccine : Up to 16-fold increased risk

Contact: Emma Dickinson edickinson@bmjgroup.com 44-020-738-36529 BMJ-British Medical Journal Results consistent with findings from Finland and Sweden, but may still be overestimated The results are consistent with previous studies from Finland and Sweden and indicate that the association is not confined to Scandinavian populations. However, the authors stress that […]

Study finds that ‘Big Pharma’ fails at self-policing ED drug advertising: Sex, lies and television?

“The mechanism set up by PhRMA for consumers to make complaints does not function: the FAX machine is typically not connected and complaints go unanswered.”   Contact: Buffie Stephens buffiestephens@uncc.edu 704-687-5830 University of North Carolina at Charlotte CHARLOTTE, N.C. –Feb. 14, 2013– The pharmaceutical industry’s efforts to self-regulate […]

Insight: Evidence grows for narcolepsy link to GSK swine flu shot : Doctors are fearful of having their reputations ruined by reporting possible links

By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent | Reuters – 8 mins ago STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Emelie is plagued by hallucinations and nightmares. When she wakes up, she’s often paralyzed, unable to breathe properly or call for help. During the day she can barely stay awake, and often misses school […]

WHO and the pandemic flu “conspiracies” – FULL report from the BMJ and The Bureau of Investigative Journalism 2010

2010 report posted for filing Conflicts of Interest WHO and the pandemic flu “conspiracies” Deborah Cohen, features editor, BMJ, Philip Carter, journalist, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, London dcohen@bmj.com Key scientists advising the World Health Organization on planning for an influenza pandemic had done paid work for pharmaceutical […]

Study suggests too much risk associated with SSRI usage and pregnancy: Elevated risk of miscarriage, preterm birth, neonatal health complications and possible longer term neurobehavioral abnormalities, including autism

Contact: Kelly Lawman klawman@bidmc.harvard.edu 617-667-7305 Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Antidepressants should only be prescribed with great caution BOSTON – Elevated risk of miscarriage, preterm birth, neonatal health complications and possible longer term neurobehavioral abnormalities, including autism, suggest that a class of antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake […]

Most heart attack patients’ cholesterol levels did not indicate cardiac risk: half of the patients with a history of heart disease had LDL cholesterol levels lower than 100 mg/dL

Contact: Rachel Champeau rchampeau@mednet.ucla.edu 310-794-2270 University of California – Los Angeles A new national study has shown that nearly 75 percent of patients hospitalized for a heart attack had cholesterol levels that would indicate they were not at high risk for a cardiovascular event, according to current national […]

FDA ties pneumonia deaths to infant vaccine

Repost from 2008   WASHINGTON – GlaxoSmithKline Plc’s rotavirus vaccine is associated with increased pneumonia-related deaths and other adverse reactions, U.S. regulatory staff said in documents posted on Friday. The review comes ahead of a Food and Drug Administration advisory meeting next Wednesday to consider approval of the […]

In the Age of Anxiety, are we all mentally ill?

NEW YORK (Reuters) – When Cynthia Craig was diagnosed with postpartum depression eight years ago, she told her family doctor she felt anxious about motherhood. She wondered whether she had made a catastrophic mistake by quitting her job, whether she could cope with the long, lonely hours stay-at-home […]