Tuesday, July 13, 2010

AstraZeneca - Seroquel - The 5 billion dollar a year pathological lie

AstraZeneca - Seroquel - The 5 billion dollar a year pathological lie


Via Pharmagossip -


AstraZeneca (AZN) says it has lost a crucial internal document that would explain how an ad for its antipsychotic Seroquel misleadingly claimed there was “no weight gain” with the drug and described its “favorable weight profile.” But the company admits it kept the six-year-old envelope that once allegedly contained the ad’s approval certificate, according to a ruling by the U.K.’s Prescription Medicines Code of Practice Authority.

The drug industry watchdog also alleges AZ’s Seroquel management team “pressured and manipulated” executives around them in order to make sure negative data on Seroquel was buried. The PMCPA ruled that AZ had breached its code of practice, which requires companies to operate in “a professional, ethical and transparent” manner.

If there’s a lesson here for managers, it’s this: Simply winning the legal war isn’t good enough. Consumers — and your own employees, as the Seroquel case shows — expect companies to go above and beyond. (AZ has mostly won the litigation filed against it which alleges the company failed to warn patients that Seroquel causes weight gain and diabetes. It settled with the Department of Justice for $520 million.)

via industry.bnet.com

The Dog Ate AstraZeneca's Homework! Evidence on Misleading Drug Ad Disappears From Company's Files | BNET Pharma Blog | BNET

Tales from the PMCPA contd. - The case of the odd

http://www1.voanews.com/english/news/health/Antipsychotic-Drugs-Prescribed-For-Children-Linked-to-Weight-Gain---98013344.html

the complaint documents: PDF

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The resulting tragic outcome:


TOn Dec. 13, 4-year-old Rebecca Riley died a slow and painful death of a prescription drug overdose at her home in Hull.

The question:

How many more Americans have to be maimed or killed before these pharmaceutical giants are held accountable for their lies and crimes?



2 comments:

Sağlık haber said...

A beautiful page. I liked.

Mark p.s.2 said...

RE"How many will be injured or die?"
I think people need/want the legal drugs, so it will continue. The drug of alcohol was attempted to be banned but overwhelming demand brought it back into legality. Tobacco-nicotine is unhealthy but legal due to demand (and easy production). Marijuana is illegal , but is still under demand.
Psychiatric drugs-meds are needed to control people without an obvious sign of violence. This control can be legitimate or fascist . Control without a jury of 12. The cost of a few deaths will be ignored.

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