"It is simply no longer possible to believe the
clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgement of trusted
physicians or authoritative medical guidelines.
I take no pleasure in
this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as
an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine." - Marcia Angell,
"Drug Companies and Doctors: A story of Corruption" 1/09
"The atrocious system of poisoning, by poisons so
slow in their operation, as to make the victim appear, to ordinary observers,
as if dying from a gradual decay of nature, has been practiced in all ages." -
Friedrich Jacob Merck
purchases an apothecary shop in Darmstadt, Germany by the name of
Engel-Apotheke, also known as the Angel Apothecary.
2002 The New England Journal of Medicine announces it
will now use advertisements from PHRMA as it is too difficult to find
Investigative journalists are referred to a PHRMA
press liaison officer for info.
Press liaison officers
refer the journalist to experts
with favorable opinions and to patients whose opinions have been carefully
The Embrace Award for reporting on urinary incontinence
consists of trips to Washington, DC and Paris is offered by Eli Lilly and Boehringer
Television programming playing in doctor waiting rooms
serve as platforms for
yet this television programming is presented as
New England Journal of Medicine editorial notes 1 in 4 patients suffer
side effects from the over 3.34 billion
The drugs with the worst record
of side effects were
serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs),
drugs (NSAIDs), and calcium-channel blockers (decrease blood pressure or
One-in-20 autopsies uncover problems that could have
been averted - saving the patients' lives - but were not, owing to
physician errors are diagnostic.
50% of misdiagnoses is deemed
Lawsuits for misdiagnoses are about twice as common as for
drug-related errors and result in the biggest payouts by insurance
Bayer pleads guilty to
violating the federal Prescription Drug Marketing Act, paying $257
million including a
criminal fine for its marketing of Cipro®.
|Generic Name (BRAND
||Date Withdrawn in
| Tegaserod (ZELNORM®)
| Rofecoxib (VIOXX®)
| Cerivastatin (BAYCOL®)
| Cisapride (PROPULSID®)
| Troglitazone (REZULIN®)
"In the broader area of adverse drug reaction data,
the 250,000 reports received annually probably represent only 5% of the actual
reactions that occur." - Jerry Phillips, associate director FDA Office of Post
Marketing Drug Risk Assessment
"Doctors are taught that mistakes are unacceptable.
2004 Pfizer admits criminal
marketing of Neurontin® and signs a settlement stating it will no
longer market drugs for non-FDA approved uses and pays a fine of $430 million
in criminal fines and civil
Medical mistakes are therefore viewed as a failure of character and any
No one is taught what to do when medical errors do
occur." - Gary Null, PhD; Martin Feldman, MD; Debora Rasio, MD; Dorothy Smith,
PhD; Carolyn Dean
18 US Senators and 62 US Represenatives own stock in Pfizer.
Pfizer offers physicians up to
$1,000 a day to allow a salesperson to 'share' time according to a
whistleblower lawsuit filed by John Kopchinski.
medical system is headed for multiple failures.
The spiraling cost of
healthcare is well known: $7,100 per person this year, projected to increase to
$12,000 in 2015 and compounding at more than double the rate of inflation.
Medical care gobbles up one-sixth of the GDP.
only 60% as much per person on healthcare as America.
Since 1980, the
longevity of all Canadians has improved more rapidly than that of white
Americans, who were thought to have the best health care.
Britain spends only 40% as much as we do on health care.
According to the Journal of the American Medical
Association, middle-class insured Americans "are much less healthy than
their English counterparts".
Americans spend twice as much per person
on healthcare as the other 21 wealthiest countries and yet data from the World
Health Organization show that we live the shortest amount of time in good
America wasted more than $650 billion in 2005 on unnecessary
and often harmful care.
show that the more a healthcare system relies on primary care, the better the
outcomes and the lower the cost.
American medicine is heavy on
specialists and getting heavier.
In just the last eight years, the
number of graduates of American allopathic medical schools choosing
careers in family practice and adult primary care has plummeted by more than
Our healthcare system is designed to maximize
US now relies entirely on market based, pro-business
No politician wants to be tarred with promoting "socialized
Even our nonprofit medical instiutions shape the care they
offer based on their own bottom lines instead of the health needs of the
communities they serve.
The Food and Drug Administration is much
better at protecting the interests of the drug and
than those of patients." - John Abramson, clinical research, Harvard Medical
School, Overdosed America
PHRMA spending on advertising has more than
doubled from $11.4 billion in 1996 to $29.9 billion.
Eli Lilly pleads
guilty and pays $36 million for its illegal marketing of Evista® for
"It's an unbearable cost to a system that's going
and Lilly cases involved the illegal promotion of drugs that have been
shown to cause substantial harm and death to patients." - Jerry Avorn,
Harvard Medical School
2009 Pfizer settles for
$2.3 billion with the government over
off-label marketing for
non-FDA approved uses.
$1.3 billion criminal fine for kickbacks and
$1 billion is paid under the False Claims Act.
The drugs involved are Bextra® (an anti-inflammatory drug),
Geodon® (an antiPsychotic drug),
Lipitor® (a cholesterol
drug), Norvasc® (anti-hypertensive drug), Viagra® (erectile
dysfunction), Zithromax® (antibiotic), Zyrtec® (antihistamine),
Zyvox® (an antibiotic), Lyrica® (an anti-epileptic drug), Relpax®
(anti-inflammatory drug), and Depo-provera® (birth control).
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