Weekly Update December 15th 2011
December 15, 2011
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|December 15th, 2011 ||
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| Drug Company Faces Hurdles From US Senators |
Last week, three senators asked a large pharmaceutical company (and five other health companies) to spill the beans and reveal why want to block generic versions of the cholesterol drug Lipitor.
Read More... Warning On Gastric Band Weight-Loss Claims
One of the latest ways to promote weight loss is the application of a gastric band. These devices are implanted around the upper part of the stomach to create a ‘pouch’ which effectively reduces the amount that you can eat at one time.
Read More... He Who Pays the Piper Calls the Tune
Drug companies have long kept secret payment details they make to medical professionals for promoting their drugs. This practice, though legal, raises many questions about potential conflicts, and whether the interests of patients may be compromised.
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