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THE PSYCHIATRIC DRUG CRISIS

THE PSYCHIATRIC DRUG CRISIS

It’s been just over twenty-five years since Prozac came to market, and more than twenty per cent of Americans now regularly take mind-altering drugs prescribed by their doctors. Almost as familiar as brands like Zoloft and Lexapro is the worry … Continued

African nations come together to spread the immunization message (WHO – World Health Organization)

African nations come together to spread the immunization message (WHO – World Health Organization)

(Source: WHO – World Health Organization) BRAZZAVILLE/DAKAR/NAIROBI, 22 April 2013 – Reaching more people and strengthening immunization on the continent is the aim of the third African Vaccination Week (AVW) being celebrated from 22-28 April 2013 unde…

The Newest, High-Tech Pill Will Text When Swallowed

The Newest, High-Tech Pill Will Text When Swallowed

In the 1966 film Fantastic Voyage, a crew of five, including stars Raquel Welch and Donald Pleasance, hopped into the submarine Proteus and were shrunk to microscopic size. Then they were injected into the body of the scientist who had perfected the miniaturization process. Their mission: save him from a blood clot in the brain, the result of an assassination attempt.

Manufacturing Consent: Pharma Lobbying Letter to Congress Lists Opponents as Supporters

Manufacturing Consent: Pharma Lobbying Letter to Congress Lists Opponents as Supporters

“Dear member of Congress,” begins the March 18 letter purportedly sent by various organizations across the country to U.S. legislators. The letter argues against a proposal to let the U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary use the purchasing power of Medicare to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies for lower prices on prescription drugs used by Medicare patients through the Part D program. The names of 353 organizations appear after the letter as signers.

CANADA: Tories block bid to make cheaper medicines for poor nations

CANADA: Tories block bid to make cheaper medicines for poor nations

OTTAWA — The New Democrats are accusing the Tories of playing partisan politics with a bill that would give the world’s poorest countries easier access to Canadian generic drugs. But Industry Minister Christian Paradis said Tuesday private-member’s bill C-398 wouldn’t … Continued