Category: Drugs

Pharmaceuticals Added to Pollution Watchlist

Considering that it’s been reported globally for many years that pharmaceutical drugs –particularly the widely popular, often prescribed, marginally helpful kinds — are polluting water bodies at significant levels and affecting amphibian health and fish behaviours, it’s as much disturbing…

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The Antidepressants Charade

Global TV News has released an encore presentation of its investigation into how antidepressants got into the marketplace despite glaring flaws in evidence that they even worked, and their terrible side effects.

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7 in 10 People Taking Prescription Drugs

A collection of stunning statistics about the extent of prescription drug use in this press release from the Mayo Clinic about a forthcoming study: Nearly 70 percent of Americans are on at least one prescription drug, and more than half…

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Good Doctors Forced to Follow Corrupt Guidelines

This British Medical Journal editorial presents a chilling, not-often-discussed view of how conflict of interest in medicine endangers even those of us with good doctors. The author recounts the story of how a group of doctors, all of whom had…

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Antipsychotics in Kids Skyrocketing in BC

Several articles explore dramatically rising rates of antipsychotic prescribing in BC children. Watch out for a mixed bag in terms of who’s being quoted and numbers getting muddled up and incomprehensible at times, but the overall message is clear that…

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Questions about Statins Hitting Mainstream Media More

The medical usefulness of cholesterol-lowering statin drugsĀ  has been largely debunked in the medical literature for a decade or more, but thanks to heavy promoting by pharmaceutical companies that produces some dubiously positive studies and sucks in gullible media, ill-informed…

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Conflicts within the US FDA Over Drug Safety

This Wall Street Journal Article about popular blood pressure drugs possibly causing cancer provides an interesting glimpse into growing conflicts between scientists within the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over the agency’s whole mission with respect to drug safety regulation.

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Antipsychotic Contamination Linked to Chinese Factory

While there are certainly growing problems with drug contamination around North America, this brief Canadian Press story is one of relatively few mainstream articles I’ve seen that explicitly names three companies and links them to manufacturers in China. This situation…

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Health Canada Reports Children Dying from Antipsychotics

Postmedia News reports that children are dying from antipsychotic drugs which Health Canada hasn’t even approved for doctors to be prescribing to children in the first place. Once reserved for schizophrenia and mania in adults, the drugs are increasingly being…

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