Friday, April 21, 2006

New Wonder Drug

On the lighter side, you'll love this article about a new wonder drug in The Onion.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Side Effect Blindness In Big Pharma

Aggressive marketing without regard for the safety of the public is a hallmark of the pharmaceutical drug industry. This poignant article by a former drug company rep illustrates the phenomenon.

After talking one doctor into prescribing a new drug against his better judgment, the rep wound up back in his office bringing a form for him to fill out regarding the life-threatening complications that occurred when he prescribed the drug for one of his patients. "Apparently the company's marketing strategy has been more thoroughly tested than the drug," he told her.

The rest of the site is also interesting.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Jeffrey Schaler

At the annual awards dinner of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), the Thomas Szasz (named after the famous critic of psychiatry) was given to Dr. Jeffrey Schaler. You must, must, must listen to his acceptance speech. It is at