Drug industry

Drug industry

Amgen Canada Inc

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Organization Type: 
Business
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Clinical or health care services

Multinational pharmaceutical company with headquarters in California. Focusing on biotechnology, their research and product development programs aim to help patients in four critical areas: nephrology, hematology and oncology, bone and inflammation, and neurology and endocrinology. Produce breast and Ovarian cancer medication. Committed to dramatically improving people's lives.

Primary Telephone: 
(905) 542-7277
Fax Number: 
(905) 542-7450
Tollfree Phone Number: 
(800) 665-4273
Street Address: 
400-6755 Mississauga Rd
City: 
Mississauga
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
L5N 7Y2

Tales from the other drug wars

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
M.L. Barer, ed.
K.M. McGrail, ed.
K. Cardiff, ed.
L. Wood, ed.
C.J. Green, ed.
Publisher: 
The Centre for Health Services and Policy Research
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Explores how the pharmaceutical industry encourages certain types of research that do not cure but require patients to remain on medication long term.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0888652402
METH.B37 1999

No Free Lunch

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Advocacy

Forms an organization of health care providers who believe that pharmaceutical promotion should not guide clinical practice, and that over-zealous promotional practices can lead to bad patient care. Encourages health care practitioners to provide high quality care based on unbiased evidence rather than on biased pharmaceutical promotion. Informs health care providers as well as the general public about pharmaceutical industry efforts to promote their products and influence prescribing. Provides evidence that promotion does in fact influence health care provider behavior, often in ways that run counter to good patient care.

Email Address: 
comments@nofreelunch.org
Street Address: 
P.O. Box 151 Audubon Station
City: 
New York
Province: 
New York
Postal/ZIP Code: 
10032

Newly developed drugs pose more dangers for patients

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English
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Online
Author: 
Gordon Guyatt
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Explains that unexpected serious reactions often turn up after a drug appears on the market and that it can take years of use before doctors discover serious drug toxicity.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Menopause home test: save your $$$

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English
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Online
Author: 
Tony Scialli
Adriane Fugh-Berman
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Criticizes the usefulness of the Menopause Home Test, a newly marketed product aimed at midlife women to monitor their hormonal status.

Drugs in the news: how well do Canadian newspapers report the good, the bad and the ugly of new prescription drugs?

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English
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Paper
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Author: 
Alan Cassels
Merrilee Atina Hughes
Carol Cole
Barbara Mintzes
Joel Lexchin
James McCormack
Publisher: 
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - British Columbia
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Examines whether Canadians can rely on daily newspapers to provide them with accuracte, credible information about new drugs. Demonstrates that newspaper articles more often emphasized the benefits of new drugs, paying less attention to possible harms, regardless of the length of the article and often failed to distinguish between real clinical benefits of a drug and merely changes in some measurement that is only a risk factor for disease.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 088627284X

The making of a disease: female sexual dysfunction

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Ray Moynihan
Publisher: 
British Medical Journal
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
London, UK

Debates that researchers with close ties to drug companies are defining and classifying a new medical disorder at company sponsored meetings.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 14685833

Medical ghostwriting

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
CBC
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Originally aired on CBC's Marketplace, March 25, 2003. Discusses medical ghostwriting, where people with scientific backgrounds are paid to stay in the shadows and crank out favourable reports for drug companies. Reports that the drug companies then get doctors to put their names on the studies — for money, prestige, or perks.

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CBC

The global drug-pushers: globalization is not good for women's health. Here's why

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English
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Online
Author: 
Jackie Kennelly
Publisher: 
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Debates that women, in particular, are vulnerable to the changes being wrought in the name of globalization. Discusses the negative impact that the pharmaceutical industry has had on women's health.

Women and adverse drug reactions: reporting in the Canadian context

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Women and Health Protection (WHP)
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Colleen Fuller
Publisher: 
Women and Health Protection
Publication Date: 
2002, 2003
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Provides an overview of how Canada's program for reporting Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) supports-or doesn't support-an effective women's health strategy related to prescription drug use.

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Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.
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