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Five years ago, in February of 2010, there was a news story that really caught my eye. "With 1,521 cases, the mumps outbreak is the largest in the U.S. since 2006 , when nearly 6,600 cases ...
by nuclear winter solstice
Comment Count 116 comments on Tue Feb 17, 2015 at 12:07 PM PST with 7 Recommends
This past week, I read a new article published in Pediatrics that described how educating either teenagers or their parents about HPV vaccinations had little effect on the overall vaccination rate ...
by SkepticalRaptor
Comment Count 16 comments on Thu Sep 25, 2014 at 01:42 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
Big money. Two trillion dollars. If you could touch it, it would reach...oh, I dunno, I'm not going to tell you how high that stack would go and, actually, the point is, you can't touch it: it's ...
by Tasini
Comment Count 23 comments on Tue May 20, 2014 at 09:28 AM PDT with 34 Recommends
OK, let’s connect the dots. Merck produced and marketed Vioxx. Vioxx is bad. Merck produces and markets Gardasil. Gardasil is bad. Yes, this is the logic of the vaccine deniers–associate Big ...
by SkepticalRaptor
Comment Count 13 comments on Fri May 16, 2014 at 10:53 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
Earlier this week, the Supreme Court of India which rejected the patent application of Novartis for their cancer drug Glivec. The Supreme Court of India agreed with the Patent office of India that ...
by InfiniteThoughts
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 07:31 AM PDT with 19 Recommends
Betty Sutton (D-Ohio) used databases from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' "Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages" to compute the following statistics: There were 398,887 private manufacturing ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 5 comments on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 08:52 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
This is a short diary, but here's a bit of good news that I haven't seen reported here today. The Merck Foundation, the charitable arm of the pharmaceutical giant Merck, has officially suspended ...
by Chrislove
Comment Count 16 comments on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 06:22 PM PST with 36 Recommends
Oooh, better get the pesky CEOs to sign one of the FDA's 5-year "Integrity" agreements! $3 billion fines and agreements do not prevent Pharma from their criminal, for profit, deeds. CEO's need to go ...
by Gorette
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Jul 10, 2012 at 10:05 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
From the Houston Chronicle Blog ... If Rick Perry’s life is a winding stream, its course bound and ...
by cassandracarolina
Comment Count 28 comments on Mon Sep 26, 2011 at 09:22 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
During Monday's Tea Haters debate, Rick Perry announced to the world that he could not be bribed for $5,000. Left unstated by the Texas Governor was how much it would take to bribe him, or whether ...
by Tortmaster
Comment Count 24 comments on Wed Sep 14, 2011 at 01:10 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
After dodging US tax laws by stashing cash offshore, corporations have been using accounting tricks to repatriate their “
by The Anomaly
Comment Count 47 comments on Thu Dec 30, 2010 at 09:23 AM PST with 20 Recommends
As the nation's health care debate/debacle (debatecle?) crescendos into to a high-pitched whine, one champion's advances threaten to trump all the efforts of the medical community, pharmaceutical ...
by MepReport
Comment Count 23 comments on Thu Sep 03, 2009 at 03:24 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
Tooling around town on chores this morning, I heard a news item on NPR news that made me sit up and take notice (well, OK, sit up a little straighter, anyway). The item--the details of which can be ...
by rfall
Comment Count 14 comments on Fri Apr 24, 2009 at 01:34 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
By Lindsay Beyerstein, TMC MediaWire Blogger This week, we bring you news of drugs, sex, and single-payer health insurance, including a fun video clip on Obama's new drug czar ...
by The Media Consortium
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed Mar 18, 2009 at 09:23 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
In 24 states, this issue is being fought out as a conservative versus liberal battle. The vaccine, Gardasil, helps prevents the spread of genital human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV can cause cervical ...
by nodular
Comment Count 6 comments on Thu Aug 21, 2008 at 03:31 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
(Crossposted at Old Man McCain ) To date, John McCain has not released his medical records. His campaign has recently bowed to pressure and will ...
by existenz
Comment Count 38 comments on Thu Apr 10, 2008 at 11:08 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
Studies funded in part by drug companies claim that every dollar spent on drugs results in more ...
by Eunomia
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon Mar 31, 2008 at 06:20 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
"I said, 'why is it I'm ordering one drug and a totally different drug is being given?'" LaCorte said. "And I was told 'therapeutic interchange.'" Therapeutic interchange meant the ...
by a gnostic
Comment Count 21 comments on Fri Mar 07, 2008 at 05:58 PM PST with 18 Recommends
The U.S. nailed Merck down with Medicare fraud last week. The news hit the wires and ...
by JDWolverton
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Feb 11, 2008 at 06:25 PM PST with 21 Recommends
Every night like five million other people world wide, I take Vytorin- at least until tonight. My cholesterol is high and my family history is one of cardiovascular problems. I control my blood ...
by murrayewv
Comment Count 52 comments on Tue Jan 15, 2008 at 12:40 AM PST with 21 Recommends