[By Staff Writer Jay Belle Isle]

In a letter dated July 13, the FDA issued serious warning to C. R. Bard Inc. due to multiple violations. The company has been given fifteen business days to respond to the letter or else it may face “seizure, injunction and civil money penalties.” The warning is based on

U.S. District Judge Cynthia Rufe or the Eastern District of Pennsylvania made the only call she could on Tuesday: the postponement of Daubert hearing in Zoloft birth defects case until September. The multidistrict litigation (MDL) against Pfizer, claiming its popular antidepressant, Zoloft causes birth defects, came to a halt as the plaintiffs’ expert was disqualified

A subpoena is a court order telling someone to appear at a legal proceeding or to produce certain documents. Generally, if someone is subpoenaed, that person must comply. In other words, the person must appear at the place and time designated in the subpoena, and if the subpoena requires the production of certain documents, the

Between 2008 and 2009, a number of adverse events were reported to the FDA regarding second-generation (atypical) antipsychotic drugs Seroquel (quetiapine fumarate), Risperdal (risperidone), Zyprexa (olanzapine), Geodon (ziprasidone), and Abilify (aripiprazole) among children aged 6-17.

Click here to read the full FDA Adverse Event Report on Atypical Antipsychotics among children (2008-2009).

The report states

What is the “revolving door” I’m always talking about?  It’s this.  The former head of the FDA now is in private industry and he’s proposing drastic cuts to the clinical trial process.  Yet no one complains.

The council’s report establishes an ambitious, yet reachable, national goal: doubling the current annual output of new medicines for

coverNoted medical doctor and ethicist Carl Elliott is the author of White Coat, Black Hat, a book about the “dark side of medicine.”  The New York Times reviewed the book and highly recommended the entertaining and extremely readable essays regarding the way our for-profit health-care system really works.

He was interviewed at Pharmalot  regarding the

My name is Justinian Lane, and I’ve been writing about dangerous and defective drugs since 2003.  In fact, one of the reasons I went to law school is because two of my family members both needed liver transplants after receiving a contaminated batch of prescription drugs.  I graduated from Michigan State University College of Law