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Drug-Research Scandal: Patients Lose Again

Posted on 11/26/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthIsn’t anyone looking out for patients’ welfare these days? Last week we read about how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration was hampered from investigating problems at the compounding pharmacy accused of supplying tainted drugs linked to the recent meningitis outbreak that sickened nearly 500 and killed 34. Then on Sunday a Washington Post investigation charged that the drug industry’s growing influence over research on new medications has resulted in studies being manipulated to obscure dangerous side effects so the …