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Science abandoned: New cancer drugs now being allowed to skip clinical trials


The regulatory framework that guides the approval process for new pharmaceutical drugs is becoming increasingly compromised, as drug companies continue to chip away at its core functions. And according to a new report by Reuters, new cancer drugs are among the worst regulatory offenders these days, with many of them now completely bypassing the normal clinical trial process, as they are rushed to market as quickly as possible.
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Pharmaceutical drugs now pollute Lake Michigan, study confirms


Following the release of several reports in recent years highlighting the presence of pharmaceutical contaminants in many of the nation's drinking water supplies, a new study published in the Elsevier journal Chemosphere reveals that pharmaceuticals are now turning up in large quantities in the Great Lakes as well. A summary of this new research recently put out by Environmental Health News reveals disturbing levels of undiluted pharmaceuticals just two miles from Milwaukee's main wastewater outfalls.

Nature wins the war on drugs: Low-cost, super-potent plants prevent addiction and treat withdrawal safely


ilizers, stimulants, analgesics), and inhalants'. Certainly there must be enough research to halt the impact of illicit drugs on American people. This would be one advisable path to restore the budget deficits across the 50 states as well as reducing the risk of the mentally ill affecting personal and national security. If nothing else, consuming alternative compounds would reduce the morbidity experienced by family members dealing with the progression of the addiction in loved ones.

Nature wins the war on drugs: Low-cost, super-potent plants prevent addiction and treat withdrawal safely


Addiction is a rampant problem in the United States, and in 1995 it was shown in the National Comorbidity Survey that 51% of individuals used drugs at some time in their lives, and 15.4% did so in the last 12 months. These drugs included the list 'marijuana/hashish, cocaine/crack, heroin, hallucinogens), nonmedical prescription psychotropic drugs (sedatives, tranquilizers, stimulants, analgesics), and inhalants'. Certainly there must be enough research to halt the impact of illicit drugs on American people. This would be one advisable path to restore the budget deficits across the 50 states as well as reducing the risk of the mentally ill affecting personal and national security. If nothing else, consuming alternative compounds would reduce the morbidity experienced by family members dealing with the progression of the addiction in loved ones.

New DPP-4 diabetes drugs linked to heart failure


Despite laughable attempts by the mainstream media to spin the study in a positive light, new research out of Massachusetts has confirmed that the novel dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) class of diabetes drugs can increase users' risk of developing heart failure. According to data compiled by researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, individuals who take diabetes drugs like AstraZeneca and Bristol-Myers Squibb's Onglyza could end up destroying their heart's ability to pump blood, resulting in death.

What to Do if Your Drug Has Too Many Dangerous Side Effects?


The manufacturers of two human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines, Merck (Gardasil) and GlaxoSmithKline (Cervarix), have found a new market: they struck a deal to offer their HPV vaccines to developing countries at much reduced prices. They hope that by 2020, 30 to 40 million girls in developing countries will be getting vaccinated.

Big pharma drugs are proven (scientifically) to wreck lives


No one knows how many lives are lost or ruined because of the side effects of pharmaceutical drugs. But we can make an educated guess. Prescription drugs taken as indicated by hospitalized patients cause an admitted minimum of 106,000 deaths per year – according to a report published by the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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Supreme court rules it’s o.k. for drugs to hurt you -


Just one month after denying us the right to know which foods contain GMOs, the U.S. Government does another grave service to Americans. A close 5-4 Supreme Court decision vetoed a jury verdict that awarded a New Hampshire woman named Karen Bartlett $21 million due to her being nearly blinded and because she suffered horrible skin burns over most of her body after taking a pill made by Mutual Pharmaceuticals to relieve shoulder pain.

Supreme court rules it’s o.k. for drugs to hurt you


Just one month after denying us the right to know which foods contain GMOs, the U.S. Government does another grave service to Americans. A close 5-4 Supreme Court decision vetoed a jury verdict that awarded a New Hampshire woman named Karen Bartlett $21 million due to her being nearly blinded and because she suffered horrible skin burns over most of her body after taking a pill made by Mutual Pharmaceuticals to relieve shoulder pain.