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Gary G. Kohls – 14 Lies That Our Psychiatry Professors in Medical School Taught Us – Part Two

The following contains the second half of that long column, slightly updated. Myth # 1: “The FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) tests all new psychiatric drugs” False. Myth # 2: “FDA approval means that a psychotropic drug is effective long-term” False. Myth # 3: “FDA approval means that a psychotropic drug is safe long-term” Read More  

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Rishma Parpia – New Law Aims to Expose Big Pharma Influence on Physicians

Story Highlights Financial relationships between physicians and drug companies have existed for decades. Ties between doctors and the pharmaceutical industry have raised conflicts of interest concerns. The Physicians Payment Sunshine Act has stirred controversy around conflict of interest policies. It is no secret that the medical field is heavily influenced by the pharmaceutical industry. For many decades, health care professionals and …

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Scott Klinger – The Tax-Dodging Marriage of Viagra and Botox

Throughout the fall, Pfizer, the maker of Viagra, has been courting Allergan, the manufacturer of Botox. Pfizer was not attracted by Allergan’s wrinkle-free face or full lips, but by its Irish “citizenship.” In its proposal to Allergan, the Viagra-maker whispered, “If we get together, we can really stiff the tax man.” In order to fulfill this goal, Pfizer would renounce …