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Clinical Trials: Show Us the Data

Too often our literature presents an oversimplified picture driven by some agenda, usually commercial. We prescribers, or, more accurately, “research consumers,” need a more complete and accurate description of what’s actually observed in clinical trials.

A Boatload of New Data on Stimulants and Cardiac Events

TCPR, ADHD

In 2006, an FDA panel recommended all manufacturers of stimulants to add a “black box” warning about an increased risk of “serious cardiovascular events.”

Hot Topics in Pharmaceutical Industry Ethics

The ethical practices of the pharmaceutical industry have recently come under scrutiny as never before. Here is a quick rundown of the main issues involved and what reforms have taken place, or may soon take place.