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Tag: Drug Industry

Truthdiggers of the Week: All Those Who Piled on Martin Shkreli

The drug company CEO who announced a 5,000 percent increase in the price of a lifesaving drug was forced to back down after Twitter users, the industry and others exploded in outrage. We have three words for these sometimes rude commenters: Good for you.

Posted on Sep 26, 2015 READ MORE

Doctors Are Prescribing Powerful Antipsychotics to Many People With No Mental Illness

Large numbers of people with learning disabilities and no record of severe mental illness are being prescribed strong psychotropic drugs, possibly as a means of subduing and controlling uncooperative patients, research shows.

Posted on Sep 4, 2015 READ MORE

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FDA Opens Review of Rules for Over-the-Counter Drugs, Including Acetaminophen

Federal regulatorsā€™ announcement that they will examine the regulation of non-prescription drugs such as acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol, follows a ProPublica investigation.

Posted on Mar 1, 2014 READ MORE

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