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Bad Pharma, Bad Journalism
Cromwell, David
Article
2012
‘The drugs don't work: a modern medical scandal’, from Ben Goldacre's new book, Bad Pharma presents a disturbing picture emerges of corporate drug abuse.
Big Pharma Making a killing: New Internationalist November 2003
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2003
A look at big pharmaceutical companies and issues surrounding their pursuit for profit at the expense of peoples' health.
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Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on health.
Deception By Design: Pharmaceutical Promotion in the Third World
Lexchin, Joel; Kaur, Shila Rani
Book
1995
The authors discuss the workings of the pharmaceutical industry by exposing the unethical marketing practices, double standards and weak marketing codes.
Genocide by Prescription: The "Natural History" of the Declining White Working Class in America
Petras, James; Eastman-Abaya, Robin
Article
2016
The white working class in the US has been decimated through an epidemic of 'premature deaths' -- a bland term to cover-up the drop in life expectancy in this historically important demographic. This ...
HealthSources.ca
Website
2017
A web portal featuring information and resources about health, with articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and important arti...
Held hostage by Big Pharma: a personal experience
Marqusee, Mike
Article
2013
Mike Marqusee looks at how drug firms can make huge profits from their state-enforced monopoly on an essential good.
Killing 'Schizophrenics': Contemporary U.S. Psychiatry Versus Nazi Psychiatry
Levine, Bruce E.
Article
2017
In the United States in the earlier part of the twentieth century, there was widespread compulsory sterilization of those diagnosed with serious mental illness; and from the 1970s through the early 19...
The No-Nonsense Guide to HIV/AIDS
Usdin, Shereen
Book
2003
This book gives an overview of the origins of HIV, the ways in which it spreads, the profits made by drug companies, women's special vulnerability and the positive action being taken by people and com...
Outrage Against Big Pharma! Activists Protest "Obscene" Conference
Kinder, Chris
Article
2016
It was in their fancy tailored suits and with suspicious eyes that Big Pharma CEO's and investors got interrupted by protestors as they came and went from the (too-big-to-fail) JP Morgan-sponsored con...
Pfizer's Elixir of Youth?: Tamoxifen Makes Women Live Longer (Says Manufacturer of Tamoxifen)
Rosenberg, Martha
Article
2012
It was a great moment in Pharma funded physician “education.” At a symposium at the American Psychiatric Association’s 2010 meeting called “Mood, Memory and Myths: What Really Happens at Menopause,” t...
Pharma Greed Run Amuk
Hoover, James
Article
2016
Congress, especially its GOP members, created the Martin monster. Martin Shkreli is only one of the monsters the GOP Congress has created. Probably our best hope is that one or many, like Shkreli, wil...
Private Profits vs Public Policy: The Pharmaceutical Industry and the Canadian State
Lexchin, Joel
Book
2016
According to Joel Lexchin, "Given the central role that medicines play in keeping us healthy, it is essential that we understand the policy environment that governs drug development, from the initial ...
The Real Pushers: A Critical Analysis of the Canadian Drug Industry
Lexchin, Joel
Book
1984
A comprehensive analysis of the pharmaceutical drug industry in Canada.
Sources HotLink - June 30, 2016
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Articles about the FBI and the information it gathers, Donald Trump and the media, and the role of pharmaceutical companies in suppressing information.
South Africa's Deadly Decade of HIV Denial: Against The Current vol. 111
Bond, Patrick
Article
2004
The African National Congress has returned to power with an overwhelming majority in South Africa's third post apartheid democratic election. With millions of South Africans dying early because of AI...
TPP is "Worst Trade Agreement" for Medicine Access, Says Doctors Without Borders
Yakupitiyage,Tharanga
Article
2015
The TPP [Trans-Pacific Partnership] will…go down in history as the worst trade agreement for access to medicines in developing countries, said Doctors without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in...

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AK Press
AK Press is a worker-run collective that publishes and distributes radical books, visual and audio media, and other mind-altering material. We're small: a dozen people who work long hours for short mo...
Health Action International
Stichting Health Action International is a Dutch civil society Non-Government Organisation (NGO), with a coordinating office (HAI Global) in Amsterdam and partner regional offices Africa (Nairobi), As...
Healthy Skepticism
Concerned with the appropriate -- and inappropriate -- marketing of pharmaceuticals.
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Museum of the History of Science
The Museum of the History of Science houses an unrivalled collection of historic scientific instruments in the world's oldest surviving purpose-built museum building, the Old Ashmolean on Broad Street, Oxford. By virtue of the col...
Southern African Development Community
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has been in existence since 1980, when it was formed as a loose alliance of nine majority-ruled States in Southern Africa known as the Southern African Development Coordination Con...
World Health Organization
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, art...

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Drug
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Drugs & Pharmaceuticals Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to drugs and pharmaceuticals in the Sources directory for the media.
Healthcare in China: GSK claims prompt crackdown on corruption
Kaiman, Jonathan
2013
Fallout of bribery allegations against British company shows the state wants to be seen to act to clean up murky system.
Nootropic
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Pharmaceutical policy
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Pharmaceutical policy is a branch of health policy that deals with the development, provision and use of medications within a health care system.
Pharmageddon
Healy, David
2012
David Healy's comprehensive argument against the pharmaceuticalization of medicine is an indictment of problems in health care that are leading to a growing number of deaths and disabilities.
Pharmageddon: how the US got hooked on prescription drugs
White House declares prescription drug abuse in US 'alarming' as thousands flock to Florida – the home of oxycodone pill mills
Pilkington, Ed
2011
An investigation into the underground trade of oxycodone, a widely abused prescription drug. Ninety-eight percent of prescriptions in the United States come from southern Florida, where doctors at "pi...
Prescription drug
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
A prescription medication is a licensed medicine that is regulated by legislation to require a prescription before it can be obtained.
Survey shows varying prices at drug store
Diemer, Ulli
1976
It pays to shop around before you decide with which drug store to do business. This is the conclusion of a survey of Ward 7 drug stores carried out recently by Seven News staff.