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Drug firm fined for huge price rise that hit NHS

This specialisation, the Advanz website boasts, “provides essential cost-savings to the NHS and wider European healthcare”. The Competition and Markets Authority’s investigation found another motivation, at least when it came to the supply of one type of thyroid tablets, which contain the chemical liothyronine, to the NHS. BBC News – Health

How Aduhelm, an Unproven Alzheimer’s Drug, Got Approved

Advertisement Continue reading the main story Supported by Continue reading the main story How an Unproven Alzheimer’s Drug Got Approved Though some of its own senior officials said there was little evidence of benefit for patients, the F.D.A. nonetheless greenlighted Biogen’s Aduhelm, or aducanumab. The F.D.A. conducted an internal inquiry this year after allegations were… Read More »

It has come to this: ignore vaccines-in-animals drug industry PR & news

A long-haired male golden hamster (via Wikipedia & Creative Commons) Earlier this week, a powerful opinion piece, “It Has Come To This:  Ignore the CDC,”  co-authored by former National Institutes of Health director Harold Varmus,  was published in the New York Times. That’s on the science side. On the PR and journalism side, it has… Read More »

Transparency by drug companies, scrutiny by journalists, vital in vaccine news

Pfizer’s chairman and CEO proclaimed in a Pfizer company news release: “Today is a great day for science and humanity.” In that PR news release – but only in that format – Pfizer announced early results of “a vaccine efficacy rate above 90%, at 7 days after the second dose.” That’s about all we know… Read More »