December 2011 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Why boycott Pfizer? For starters: illegal drug testing on children

this point, you may be suffering from outrage fatigue. If so, I’ve got just the thing for that: a good old-fashioned boycott.

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Mainstream medicine reached two enormous and shameful milestones in 2011

As for mainstream medicine, 2011 brought two huge milestones — marking the end of two eras that prompted plenty of outrage. As I mentioned just a few days ago, Merck executives have agreed to pay out nearly $1 billion in civil and criminal fines to finally settle the deadly controversy over Vioxx — the arthritis drug whose name will forever define Big Pharma greed and negligence. The shame of Vioxx is obvious. Much less obvious is the shameful outrage of a nearly useless pill that produced billions of dollars for Pfizer and completely transformed the way doctors treat heart conditions. I’m talking about Lipitor, of course.

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Well THIS is refreshing...a mainstream doctor comes over to the light side

Well THIS is refreshing…After years of warning against the dangers of sunlight, at least one mainstream researcher has caught up to reality.

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Heartbreaking, but true -- some cancer patients are exploited in the worst possible way

I want to think that many oncologists are simply offering treatments they know are ineffective in order to give some hope and to make their work just a little bit less heartbreaking. But sadly, that’s probably not the primary reason why desperate patients are being subjected to needless — and worthless — chemo treatments. No, it’s much more likely that it’s all about the billing in most cases…and it’s a national disgrace.

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If you have a loved one in a nursing home you need to know these 3 shocking secrets

I have an urgent warning today for anyone who has a loved one living in a nursing home or any type of assisted living facility.

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Big bucks and lavish gifts -- building relationships the Big Pharma way

Pharmalot reports a growing scandal in Australia. It seems that drug companies have been wooing health department workers with gifts and meals.

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Drug labeling problems start with a shocking list of side effects

It’s a stubborn problem that has drug company executives and FDA officials befuddled. They can’t quite figure out how to organize drug product labels to make them easy to read and understand.

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