The FDA reports
that between 1998 and 2005 deaths and serious injuries from drugs has doubled, a rate of injury significantly faster than the increase in prescriptions. 51 drugs are responsible for the increase, with new biotech drugs that modulate the immune system at the top of the list. 85% percent of those suffering did not have any label warning that the drug they were taking could produce the serious health problem, injury, or death....
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, injuries from drugs
, prescription drugs
, warning label
The lawsuits over Vioxx have forced very uncomfortable documents into public view, exposing that Big Pharma has massively corrupted the scientific database with what amounts to promo pieces written by its own employees who then pay for prestigious doctors to attach their names to the studies as if they are legitimate – hiding the fact the drug companies wrote their own studies and conclusions in the first place.
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The Annals of Internal Medicine
has followed up on a study published earlier this year in JAMA
by the same authors, detailing a specific account of how Merck fraudulently concocted a major Vioxx study as a marketing campaign. Vioxx left tens of thousands of Americans dead.
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