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Op-Ed: Sometimes fatal side-effects to be revealed after Tor. Star probe

After an ongoing Toronto Star investigation exposed the fact that Health Canada was scrubbing crucial information from public view, the federal regulator will make public information it has kept secret regarding serious, sometimes fatal side-effects.

Op-Ed: Medical cannabis the safe competition to pharmaceutical drugs

The cannabis plant is a safe alternative to a wide variety of pharmaceutical drugs, especially for mood and anxiety disorders. Because of this, medical cannabis is clearly competition to the pharmaceutical industry.

GlaxoSmithKline loses appeal in French 'gay sex addict' case

A Frenchman suffering from Parkinson's disease who claimed he developed addictions to gambling and sex following treatment with a drug made by pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), has been awarded substantial damages.

Ron Paul condemns close ties between FDA and Big Pharma

Keene, NH - GOP Presidential candidate Ron Paul rebuked the relationship between the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the pharmaceutical industry during a press conference, stating that "the FDA and the drug companies are in bed together."

Op-Ed: Marijuana — The substance, the medicine and the legacy

Marijuana has been touted as an astounding way to help anxiety and treat disease by those who use it and many medical professionals. It is seen by politicians as a means to sap their power so in turn they make it out to be an evil, terrible drug.

FDA approves Benlysta, first Lupus drug in over fifty years

Rockville - The Food and Drug Administration announced its approval of the intravenous drug Benlysta, to treat patients with active auto-antibody-positive lupus, making it the first new drug approved for the debilitating condition since the 1950's.

Pharmaceutical group adopts moratorium on gifts to doctors

New guidelines banning purely promotion gifts to physicians were adopted by pharmaceutical and biotech companies and took effect January 1. Will it make a difference?

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