Posted on PediatricSuperSite The FDA’s Pediatric Advisory Committee met this week and reviewed data relating to several medications currently being used in children, in accordance with the Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act. The committee heard data on a number of medications and vaccinations that encompassed a variety of conditions, including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, asthma and human papillomavirus […]
Would You Take a Drug Because of Celebrity Advertising? Some Regret That They Did.
By Martha Rosenberg There’s nothing like a celebrity endorsement to move a drug off the shelves and into the nation’s medicine cabinets. TV personality Joan Lunden and former baseball star Mike Piazza stumped for the allergy pill Claritin, ice skater Dorothy Hamill and track star Bruce Jenner for the pain pill Vioxx, and Sen. Bob […]
Four Creepy Ways Big Pharma Peddles its Drugs
By Martha Rosenberg, AlterNet | News Analysis Big Pharma uses ads that sow hypochondria, raise health fears and sell diseases to adults and their children. It’s no secret that advertising works. Big Pharma wouldn’t spend over $4 billion a year on direct-to-consumer advertising if it didn’t mean massive profits. What is more unknown is why drug ads […]
12 TB Vaccine Candidates Answer the Global Demands for New TB Vaccines
By: Babs Verblackt 21 November 2010 Louder voices and more demand for new tools against tuberculosis (TB) from people and communities are needed to push the fight against the airborne disease. These were the common demands of the participants of the 41st Union World Conference on Lung Health in Berlin, Germany last November 11-15. […]