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That study — featured prominently by the journal BMJ — is a clear break from scientific custom and reflects a new era in scientific publishing, some experts said, opening the way for journals to post multiple interpretations of the same experiment. It comes at a time of self-examination across science — retractions are at an all-time high; recent cases of fraud have shaken fields as diverse as anesthesia and political science; and earlier this month researchers reported that less than half of a sample of psychology papers held up.
In an interview, Dr. Healy said that five of six adverse events labeled “emotional lability” in the original study involved suicidal thinking or behavior but were not presented as such. The patient-level files provided detail on what, exactly, happened in those cases: One teenager was hospitalized after taking 80 Tylenol tablets. Another overdosed on Paxil and other medications after a “disagreement with her mother.” Others suffered “severe suicidal ideation,” and one was “admitted due to severe suicidal and homicidal ideation, towards his parents.” No completed suicides occurred.
Major pharmaceutical fraud & settlements between Big Pharma (including vaccine manufacturers) and the United States Justice Department you probably didn't hear about:
In 2001 TAP Pharmaceutical Products was found in violation of medicare fraud and kick backs regarding the product Lupron and paid out 875 million.
In 2002 was found in violation of poor manufacturing processes involving the drug Clariton and paid out over $500 million.
In 2003 AstraZeneca was found in violation of medicare fraud involving the drug Zoladex and paid out over 355 million
In 2004 Schering-Plough was found in violation of medicare fraud and receiving kick backs over the product Claritin and settled in court for 345 million.
In 2004 Pfizer (vaccines) was found in violation of off label promotions and settled for 430 million in payouts over the drug Neurontin.
In 2005 Serono was found in violation of off label promotion, monopoly practices and kick backs. The drug in question was Serostim.
In 2007 Purdue Pharma was found in violation of off label promotion of Oxycontin and paid out 601 million.
In 2007 Bristol-Myers Squibb were found in violation of medicare fraud, off labeling and kick backs over the drug Abilify/Serzone and settled on 515 million.
In 2008 Merck (vaccines) was found in violation of medicare fraud and kick backs over the product Zocor/Vioxx/Pepsid and paid out 650 million.
In 2008 Cephalon was found in violation of off label promotion regarding the products Actiq/Gabitril/Provigil and paid out 425 million.
In 2009 Eli Lilly (vaccines) was found in violation of off label promotion and settled on a 1.4 billion dollar pay out.
In 2009 Pfizer (vaccines) was found in violation of off label promotions regarding Bextra/ Geodon/ Zyvox /Lyrica and kick backs and settled on a 2.3 billion dollar payout.
In 2010 GlaxoSmithKline (vaccines) was found in violation of poor manufacturing processes regarding Kytril/Bactroban/
Paxil CR/Avandamet and paid out 750 million.
In 2010 was found in violation of off label promotions and receiving kick backs and paid out over 520 million.
In 2012 GlaxoSmithKline (vaccines) was found in violation of Criminal: Off-label promotion, failure to disclose safety data.
Civil: paying kickbacks to physicians, making false and misleading
statements concerning the safety of Avandia, reporting false best
prices and underpaying rebates owed under the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program and regarding the drugs Avandia, Wellbutrin,Paxil, Advair,Lamictal, Zofran,Imitrex, Lotronex,Flovent, Valtrex and paid out 3 billion dollars.
In 2013 Johnson & Johnson was found in violation of off label promotions and kick back regarding Risperdal/Invega/
Nesiritide and paid out 2.2 billion.
originally posted by: JetBlackStare
Turn on the television at any time of day and you will be subjected to an onslaught of prescription med advertisments and - insanely - advertisements from personal injury lawyers seeking clients injured by some of those very same drugs.
How many times are we going to be led down the Yellow Brick Road by Big Pharma? Drugs are not always the answer. The answer, in most cases, is to be found naturally. The answers are already available for most common ailments.
One thing is for sure though, until such time as Doctors are uncoupled from Pharmaceutical companies, we are all at risk. Turn on the television at any time of day and you will be subjected to an onslaught of prescription med advertisments and - insanely - advertisements from personal injury lawyers seeking clients injured by some of those very same drugs.
Something is very wrong.
And for God's sake, don't medicate your child because you are too lazy to parent.
And don't medicate yourself because you are too lazy to change habits.
originally posted by: Metallicus
So I take it everyone on here that has spoken against Paxil has either been on it themselves or taken something similar? The reason I ask is that I have seen it help people over and over again and frankly anyone that thinks it doesn't work or at least CAN work for people with serious depression or anxiety are plain wrong.