GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has repeatedly showed that it will go to any lengths to keep its dangerous diabetes drug Avandia on the market, and more evidence of its unethical and immoral conduct has just emerged.
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This story might seem amusing, if it were not frightening. More than anything, it’s an indication of the power of Direct-To-Consumer Advertising (DTCA) for prescription medications. These are the ads that always end with “Ask your doctor about…”, and drug companies spend billions on them every year.
A driver talking on a handheld cell phone threatens everyone on the road with severe personal injuries and wrongful deaths. A study by Harvard University in 2003 estimated that drivers distracted by cell phones caused 330,000 car accidents, thousands of spinal cord injuries and brain injuries, and 2,600 wrongful deaths a year.
If a researcher would announce tomorrow that she’s discovered a cure for a harmful condition that afflicts 59% of the world’s population, the world would hail her as one of the greatest heroines of all time. The scientist would be even more heroic if her cure would free people from the dangers of some widely […]