CureZone
Old Format -> CureZone.INFO
FDA Drug Reviewers Paid by Big Pharma
  • FDA Drug Reviewers Paid by Big Pharma   R Educational Dr.Jeff   3y  611  
    This is my avatar. Click here to see my profile.
    Dr.Jeff
    Date: 3/13/2012 6:25:49 PM   ( 3y ago )   Hits:   611
    http://www.anh-usa.org/fda-huge-conflicts-of-interest-with-big-pharma/


    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/ten-miles-square/2012/01/the_yaz_men_members...


    "Yaz and Yasmin are among Bayer’s top selling pharmaceutical products. According to the German drug manufacturer, over 4 million women worldwide use Yasmin alone. But the drug has also sparked growing controversy in recent months. A series of studies published in BMJ have shown that users of pills containing drospirenone have an increased risk of blood clots, which can cause deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, stroke, heart attack and death. And thousands of women have filed a lawsuit against Bayer, saying they were injured by Yaz or Yasmin.

    Other Bayer products containing the hormone drospirenone are Beyaz and Safyral. In addition, four companies—Bayer, Teva, Watson and Sandoz—sell five generic versions of the drugs evaluated by the committee last month.

    The FDA’s decision not to reveal its advisors’ relationships with the drugs’ manufacturers and Bayer raises serious questions about the agency’s treatment of potential conflicts of interest, a historically problematic area for the department. In 2004, controversy erupted over another FDA advisory hearing—involving the painkiller Vioxx—when it became clear that advisors with financial conflicts of interest were more likely than those without conflicts to vote that Vioxx was safe and should be allowed to stay on the market. The drug was ultimately withdrawn after a study showed it was associated with approximately 60,000 deaths. In 2008, partly in response to this uproar, the agency issued a new guidance on how to handle conflicts of interest among its advisors, stating that it wanted to reduce “bias” and to be more “transparent.”
     
    Printer-friendly version of this page Email this message to a friend
  • How can I view entire discussion thread on a single page?

    How can I expand all forum messages on a single forum page?


     

    Donate to CureZone


    Terms of Service - Privacy Policy - Spam Policy - Disclaimer - Guidelines & Rules

    CureZone Newsletter is distributed in partnership with www.netatlantic.com


    Contact Us - About - Advertise - Stats

    Copyright 1999 - 2015  www.curezone.org

    0.063 sec, (1)

    Candida Cleanse
    If you want to destroy Candida, you have to know its weaknesses.


    My Liver Is Healthy
    According to this Free Liver & Gallbladder Health Test.


    Erectile Dysfunction?
    Cure ED without pills from home. Simple, easy and private.



    Parasites Cleanse
    Hulda Clark Cleanses


    Iodine Supports Thyroid Health
    #1 Rated Iodine Supplement! 180-Day Money Back Guarante...


    Clark Liver Flush
    Dr. Hulda Clark’s amazing Liver Flush available here. Pure products!...



    Detoxify and Cleanse Naturally
    Drink ionized alkaline waters medically proven health b...


    Natural Cancer Remedies


    What Causes Anger?
    Anger is all about control and/or not being in control. It is the o...


    Cancer Curing Water
    Millions of medically proven antioxidant ions eradicate cancer cel...


    The Basic Zapper
    Perfect for Beginners or Travelers! Only $35 With Free Shipping!


    Skin Therapy Soaps
    Silver Aloe-Aloe Gold-Copper Aloe Skin Therapy Soap. All Natural wi...


    Proven Parasite Diet
    The Only Legitimate Diet for Destroying Parasites in 30 Days or L...



    Em-Pro Probiotic
    2/3 of your immune system reside in your gut


    Lugol’s Iodine Free S&H
    J.Crow’s® Lugol’s Iodine Solution. Restore lost reserves.


    ProbiCell™
    Eradicate Candida with Probiotics, Prebiotics, Enzymes & Vitamins


    Rose Laurel OPC Plus
    Beat cancer and boost immunity with 100% pure oleander supplement...


    The Tesla Shield™
    The #1 Personal Energy Enhancement Device. Transformational Technolo...


    Your Ad Here