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Opioid Analgesics—Risky Drugs, Not Risky Patients Deborah Dowell, MD, MPH; Hillary V. Kunins, MD, MPH, MS; Thomas A. Farley, MD, MPH JAMA. 2013;309(21):2219-2220. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.5794.

"Med Schools Flunk at Keeping Faculty Off Pharma Speaking Circuit - ProPublica." Interesting article here - "A ProPublica investigation found that more than a dozen of the school’s doctors were paid speakers in apparent violation of its policy—two of them earning six figures since last year." So basically faculty members were paid to speak on behalf of certain drugs.

Drug Firms Say They’ll Take Closer Look at the Docs They Pay - ProPublica, pinned from http://www.propublica.org/article/pharma-payments-to-doctors-with-sanctions#

"Government Runs Late With Rules For Disclosing Drug Company Payments to Doctors - ProPublica." While being pushed various drugs for endometriosis I learned the hard way that some doctors care more about making money than my well being. Research is very important because one of the medications I was pushed has been called "overpriced poison" and is on Erin Brockovich's "watch list."

Drug company representatives write glowing articles about pharmaceuticals, which are then signed by physicians paid handsomely for their cooperation, though they may not know the adverse side effects of the drugs they promote. The most toxic substances are often approved first, while milder and more natural alternatives are ignored for financial reasons.

from america.aljazeera.com

Painkiller addictions worst drug epidemic in US history

"Painkiller addictions worst drug epidemic in US history. Fatal overdoses have reached epidemic levels, exceeding those from heroin and cocaine combined, according to the CDC."

"Docs on Pharma Payroll Have Blemished Records, Limited Credentials." OMG! This one drug company's 3rd highest paid speaker sexually abused his patients and exposed them during medical procedures! And this pervert's paid to speak on behalf of a drug company!? WTF. Read this article. It is scary!

from Reuters

FDA panel votes to relax Avandia restrictions

Diabetes Drug linked to Cardiovascular risks. Gotta be a better way.