According to the Washington post Nov. 2nd 2005, ’President Bush yesterday asked Congress for $7.1 billion to help prepare the country for a global epidemic of influenza, telling a high-powered gathering of scientists and public officials at the Natio
In a major setback for business groups that had hoped to build a barrier against injury lawsuits seeking billions of dollars, the Supreme Court said state juries may award damages for harm from unsafe drugs even though their manufacturers had satisfi
Pharmaceutical products could be employed to boost the performance of one army's soldiers while undermining the minds of those on the other, according to a National Research Council report drafted for the US Defense Intelligence Agency.
In 2004, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ordered drug makers to put a strong "black-box" warning on antidepressant labels, saying the medications can lead to suicidal thoughts in children. (Buuuut Marijuana must be illegal)
The Goliath-sized Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Food and Drug Administration have launched an attack on a small radio program and its accompanying website for recommending natural remedies to health problems, but in this case, David is fighting b
Drug companies are quietly pushing through price hikes of 100% — or even more than 1,000% — for a very small but growing number of prescription drugs, helping to drive up costs for insurers, patients and government programs.
ig Pharma is busily applying for -- and has already received -- multiple patents for the medical properties of pot. These include patents for synthetic pot derivatives, cannabinoid agonists like HU-210 and cannabis antagonists such as Rimonabant.
Senator Ted Kennedy is putting forward a brave face following his recent surgery but the sad reality remains. Even with successful surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy treatment, gliomas -- a highly aggressive form of brain cancer that strikes approx
Should medical marijuana be kept from minors at all costs? Why is it that pharmacists can dispense amphetamines without getting busted, but legal operators who dispense medical marijuana face prison time? Why do armed federal agents persist in raidin
Hear the confessions of an RX drug pusher! Gwen Olsen spent fifteen years as a pharmaceutical sales rep working for such healthcare giants as Johnson & Johnson, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Abbott Laboratories.
A new law being considered in the U.S. Congress would attempt to prevent postpartum depression in new moms by drugging them with SSRI antidepressant drugs while they're still pregnant... Good idea, Congress, you win.
If the 41 committee members do their jobs, maybe we'll also hear some honest answers. Otherwise, the whole day will be nothing more than a taxpayer-funded, dog-and-pony photo op. [author obviously doesn't pay attention to congress]
There I stood at the pharmacy counter, with a head cold, sniffing away, and begging for some product that contains pseudoephedrine, which works like a magic nose unclogger. The stuff you can get off the shelf now contains the similar-sounding drug ca