Tagged: Pharmaceutical Companies

New Drugs approved in 2012 - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Feb 17, 2013

According to a recent article in Chemical & Engineering News written by Lisa Jarvis, 2012 was a bountiful year for the pharmaceutical industry, with 39 new products approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These include new drug therapies for drug resistant tuberculosis, cystic fibrosis and various forms of cancer. Apart from the benefits to patients that these drugs will … Read More

A plea to fund a drug - Kidney Punch

John Pickering Jan 24, 2013

Quite a coup this morning for a group of 8 sufferers of a rare disease to get a plea for Pharmac to fund a new drug in to both the Herald and the Press.  I’ve since discovered that Radio NZ and TV3 have picked up the story.  There are also some slick videos on vimeo.com These people … Continue reading » … Read More

Time to get rid of drug advertising - Kidney Punch

John Pickering Jan 17, 2013

New Zealand is one of the few countries in the world where pharmaceutical companies are allowed to advertise to consumers directly.  I believe this is detrimental to our health and I call on the government to ban the practice immediately. Drugs are not like any other consumer product. There is one reason and one reason … Continue reading » … Read More

Newsflash! Advertisers Lie! - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Feb 28, 2010

Yes, I know it is almost impossible to fathom such depravity, but some pharmaceutical advertisers make unsubstantiated claims in medical journals! (/SARCASM OFF) Such is the conclusion of Ben Goldacre of the Guardian, writing on the Bad Science Blog. Goldacre is writing about a recent research article in the Netherlands Journal of Medicine “Are claims of [...] Related posts: … Read More