FDA OKs Schering-Plough Drug Saphris (asenapine) for Schizophrenia, Bipolar
All those greedy PhRMA folks have to show our great Health Agency and Government Body is some trumped up data, pay off the right people over at the FDA, have some ghost writers cook & publish data, just show even with known horrendous side effects it works better than simply nothing, and another poison pill in on the market for the American Public to consume.
So you know, Merck is looking to buy out Schering-Plough in the near future. So they will now become a huge player in the killer Anti-Psychotic market place; competing with Zyprexa, Seroquel, and like drugs for the highest American Public Body Count.
So what does this have to do with Health Reform Legislation?
PhRMA is committed to spending millions of dollars backing Obama's Health Care Plan after holding close door meetings at the White House.
This tells us and sends HUGE WARNING SIGNALS out that Big Phrma has bought and paid it's way inside the White House with some back room shady deals; and that means a bad deal pretty much each and every time for the American Public.
If the FDA is an example of what this administration has in store in the way of health care reform. In my personal opinion you take your plan and shove it!
Read a lot more of the dirt on this new poison pill just approved by your PhRMA owned FDA @ soulful sepulcher on Saphris
As a follow up to this post:
Over @ http://www.ahrp.org/cms/content/view/628/67/ there is a good read questioning how this drug could possibly get approved with such a horrible track record and no real benefits. Alliance for Human Research Protection