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Stop Using Vytorin!!!! by Dr. Matthew M. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 15 Nov 2009 10:00pm At the American Heart Association meeting in Orlando, FL they just released the results of the ARBITER 6 HALTS study. No Vytorin was used in the study, but I am sure that all the headlines will mention Vytorin... and for good reason. Here is the actual study published ahead of press online in the New England Journal of Medicine. Essentially, t ... Read on »
FDA backs Vytorin after finishin ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 11 Jan 2009 3:48pm FDA backs Vytorin after finishing study review By LINDA A. JOHNSON TRENTON, N.J., 09 jan 2009 – The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday patients should not stop taking Vytorin or other cholesterol-lowering drugs, based on its just-completed review of a controversial study that hammered Vytorin sales. A statement from the regulatory ... Read on »
Risky Business: How TV drug ads should talk about risk by Prescription Access Litigation Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 01 Jul 2010 2:03pm (This is the first in a two-part blog. Read tomorrow when we look at how industry and other stakeholders weighed in.) How clear does risk information need to be in direct-to-consumer drug ads? That’s the question the FDA is getting closer to answering as stakeholders weighed in this week on the agency’s proposed rules for presenting risk in ... Read on »
The brand-name pharmaceutical in ... by Prescription Access Litigation Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 30 Oct 2008 3:21pm The brand-name pharmaceutical industry constantly pushes the myth that its expensive blockbusters are breakthrough treatments that greatly increase people’s health and well-being, and thus are worth the high price-tag. That myth has more holes than a slice of swiss cheese, yet they keep pushing it on the American public like it’s one of the ... Read on »
Financial Ties Between Big Pharma and the Medical Establishment: 37 Selected Articles Published Between 2005 and 2008 by Julia S. Patient Expert Posted Sun 07 Sep 2008 8:40pm As I pointed out before ( “Is It Possible Some Doctors Still Don’t “Get” the Extent of Big Pharma’s Connection to ‘Standard of Care’ Research?” ), I believe that many physicians have somehow managed not to read the numerous articles exposing the financial connections between Big Pharma and the Medical Establishment. Many articles have appeared in ... Read on »
The FDA grants licence for another unproven cholesterol drug by Dr. John B. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 08 May 2013 6:41am Ezetimibe is a drug that lowers cholesterol levels by blocking its absorption from the gut. The drug is available under the brand name Zetia. Doctors can also prescribe ezetimibe in combination with the statin drug simvastatin. This combination medication is sold under the name Vytorin. Both Zetia and Vytorin have racked up billions of dollars ... Read on »
Financial Ties Between Big Pharma and the Medical Establishment: 37 Selected Articles Published Between 2005 and 2008 by Julia S. Patient Expert Posted Wed 22 Oct 2008 3:52pm As I point out in “Is It Possible Some Doctors Still Don’t “Get” the Extent of Big Pharma’s Connection to ‘Standard of Care’ Research?”, I believe that somehow (although I am not sure exactly how) many physicians have managed not to read the hundreds, if not thousands, of articles in the press –- articles exposing the financial connections betwee ... Read on »
This will only stand to increase ... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 4:20pm This will only stand to increase the desire for information in the areas of personalized medicine...genetics hopefully will soon offer more information to hopefully avoid this type of situation in the future....one drug is having one devastating effect...BD Shares of Schering-Plough have dropped 26% this week, and Merck's stock is down 15% ... Read on »
The JAMA Controversy, PART 2: VNRs -- How JAMA Publicized Its Two Controversial Articles/Studies by Julia S. Patient Expert Posted Sun 14 Sep 2008 6:04pm In Part 1 of this article ( The JAMA Controversy: Arrogance AND Stupidity?), I detailed the recent media flap created by Wall Street Journal writer David Armstrong's two superbly researched articles ( here and here ). The articles revealed that this past February, JAMA (the American Medical Association’s official publication) unknowingly publi ... Read on »
What happens when you release a ... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 4:21pm What happens when you release a controversial study...lawsuits...class action lawsuits...and it probably wouldn't be happening if the cost of the drugs were not so expensive...the only way anybody is going to win here is affordable healthcare and drugs...BD   TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The makers of popular cholesterol drugs Vytorin and Zetia ar ... Read on »