posted on Apr, 8 2013 @ 09:18 PM
I love TED! I have a family member who used to work for Roche. I always found it interesting that just as the world was stocking up on Tamiflu and
Roche was raking in billions in sales, they suddenly and completely cut back their expenses, stopped employee functions, laid off employees, dropped
projects, etc... Roche handed out doses of Tamiflu to all of it's employees and their families, including children. Roche, clearly said they had not
conducted trials on children, I believe it was on the package insert. Here is a
to an article by Dr Mercola
who discusses the effects Tamiflu had on children.
This is a link
to an article which delves further
into detail about Roche's non-compliance about releasing all their clinical trial documents.
I don't mean to single out Roche here, every company that sells medications, prescription or over the counter, fudge their data. How many of you
regularly take Ibuprofen? I had an abscessed tooth a few years ago and was taking several a day for a few weeks. I showed up to work, sad and weepy.
My manager pulled me aside and after I told her what was going on with my tooth, she asked if I was taking Ibuprofen and when I told her how many I
had been taking, she told me to stop. She told me here is a link with Ibuprofen and depression. I went to my pharmacist and she looked it up. The
Compendium of Pharmaceuticals mentions that it is a rare side effect. I mentioned it to my doctor and she didn't seem to take it seriously. Here's
the problem. If doctors aren't reporting it, then it doesn't get recorded. Generally, people who are on long time Ibuprofen therapy are dealing
with a chronic issue, so when there are mood swings, or depression, the assumption is that it's from the physical condition, not the medication.
Now, when I am at my doctors and she prescribes a drug, I make her call up the product monograph, and we discuss it. I can't say this happens often,
I tend to use herbal remedies now but still take prescriptions for chronic conditions. What's the answer? I'm not sure. Talking about the issue
here is a start I suppose....