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Monthly Archives: August 2009

Does Alli Cause Liver Failure?

Posted in Misc. Drugs

The FDA is investigating that very question: FDA notified healthcare professionals and patients that it is reviewing new safety information regarding reports of liver-related adverse events in patients taking orlistat. Orlistat is marketed in the United States as a prescription product, Xenical, and as an over-the-counter (OTC) product, Alli. Between 1999 and October 2008, 32… Continue Reading

NY Times Breaks Story on Pharmaceutical Ghostwriting

Posted in Ghostwriting

And the only reason these documents were revealed is because of a product liability lawsuit. Newly unveiled court documents show that ghostwriters paid by a pharmaceutical company played a major role in producing 26 scientific papers backing the use of hormone replacement therapy in women, suggesting that the level of hidden industry influence on medical… Continue Reading