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General practitioners get lots of mail : Comments

By Andrew Gunn, published 12/12/2007

Fortunately, the pendulum in medical circles seems to be swinging away from the solicitations of Big Pharma.

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It might have been in the early 90's or late 80's when the current affairs program started promoting this wonder drug for the treatment of arthritis. The drug had not been approved for release in Australia but was used in the UK and US.

The current affairs program questioned the process through which a drug needed to go through before it became available to the australian public.

A few years after the program went to air, another program discovered that this miracle drug had been implicated in the deaths of patients taking it in both the UK and the US. Fortunately for Australians the drug was never approved for sale in this country.

In a strange and rather distorted way, current affairs programs firstly criticise the government for not making drugs available and then criticise the government for not protecting australians from medications that have undesirable effects.
Posted by JamesH, Thursday, 13 December 2007 5:31:02 AM
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