Drug companies have been accused of conning the public by hyping up patented medicines with little new to offer while downplaying their potentially harmful side-effects.
A new study estimates that 85 per cent of new drugs offer few if any new benefits while having the potential to cause serious harm due to toxicity or misuse.
The author of the research delivered a damning attack on 'Big Pharma' at a meeting of sociology experts in the US. Read more
Friday, August 20, 2010
The Big Pharma Con Job
Drugs don't work. According to a new study, 85% of their new drugs can cause more harm than good.