Being Fined for Illegal Acts All A Part of Doing Business in the Pharmaceutical Industry

No sooner does the news break that pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline deliberately withheld critical data which revealed that their diabetes drug Avandia significantly increased the risk of heart attacks amongst its largest users – senior citizens, today we received word that the company is paying $750 million to settle criminal and civil complaints linked to the … Continue reading

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Topiramate: A Jack Of All Trade Drug, But Effective Treatment For None?

As you already know, there is no shortage of newsworthy information that crosses my virtual (and even physical) desk on a daily basis.  When combined with my undeniably insatiable curiosity, this usually means that I could spend 25 hours a day and 8 days per week writing, or on the radio talking with a notable … Continue reading

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Addicted To Happiness and Other Factors that Have Fueled the Anti-Psychotic Drug Controversy

AstraZeneca $520 Million Settlement Underlines the Greed Over Good Mentality Within the Pharmaceutical Industry (PI Window on Business Blog – May 2, 2010) Antipsychotic Drug Misuse Lands Johnson & Johnson on the Wrong End of Federal Suit (PI Window on Business Blog – Mar 25, 2010) Antipsychotic Prescriptions . . . for Children: Is the … Continue reading

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HP “Buyer Incentives” and Off-Label Prescription Sales: Are there any good apples left to spoil the maleficence barrel?

“In many foreign countries, particularly in those with developing economies, it is common to engage in business practices that are prohibited by laws and regulations applicable to us, such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Although we implement policies and procedures designed to facilitate compliance with these laws, our employees, contractors and agents, as well … Continue reading

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Illegal Sales & The Overprescribing of Antipsychotic Drugs: Is A New “Drug War” Brewing?

AstraZeneca $520 Million Settlement Underlines the Greed Over Good Mentality Within the Pharmaceutical Industry (PI Window on Business Blog – May 2, 2010) Antipsychotic Drug Misuse Lands Johnson & Johnson on the Wrong End of Federal Suit (PI Window on Business Blog – Mar 25, 2010) Antipsychotic Prescriptions . . . for Children: Is the … Continue reading

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AstraZeneca $520 Million Settlement Underlines the Greed Over Good Mentality Within the Pharmaceutical Industry

Talk about a story having legs, in a December 2009 post titled “Antipsychotic Prescriptions . . . for Children: Is the Medicaid Story Today’s Version of Go Ask Alice?” I  wrote about the startling revelation that the prescription of anti psychotic drugs to children between the ages of 3 and 17 was at an all time … Continue reading

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