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Brett Emison

Report: 9 out of 10 Drug Companies Spend More on Marketing than Research

    John Oliver unleashed a scathing report on aggressive off-label marketing by giant drug makers on his HBO program, Last Week Tonight.  Oliver took a close look at the increasingly aggressive marketing by giant pharmaceutical [...]
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The Wrong-Doer’s “Silver Bullet”: Forced Arbitration

  When a corporation behaves badly… takes advantage of people… injures people… even breaks the law, AND if that corporation wants to avoid responsibility and accountability for its conduct, what does it do?  It asks [...]
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New Year’s Resolution Time: How Exercise Changes Your DNA

  Just in time for your New Year’s Resolution… a study published in in Epigenetics, confirmed that regular exercise actually changes our DNA, turning “on” certain genes. It turns out, our genome is far more complex [...]
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RICO Claims Brought in Testosterone Gel Lawsuit

The stakes for drug makers selling testosterone gel therapies just got a little higher as an insurance company – Medical Mutual of Ohio – has filed suit against a number of testosterone gel manufacturers alleging RICO conspiracy [...]
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Low T Sales Drop On Safety Concerns

Bloomberg has reported that sales of testosterone replacement gels (such as Androgel, Androderm, Axiron, Testim, and others) have dropped since an FDA advisory panel voted 20-1 to impose strict limitations on the off-label use of Low T gels [...]
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FDA Panel: AndroGel, Other Testosterone Ineffective, Dangerous

After a hearing yesterday, a panel of experts strongly urged the FDA to impose strict limitations on the off-label use of testosterone replacement gels in order to avoid prescribing testosterone to millions of men who have no medical need for [...]
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FDA Examines Testosterone Gel Dangers

  The FDA continues to review the risks and dangers of testosterone gel safety.  An FDA panel is considering whether to add restrictions to the $2 billion testosterone therapy industry.  The administration is expected to announce its [...]
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Court Upholds $9 Billion Actos Bladder Cancer Verdict

In a major victory for Actos bladder cancer victims across the country, a US District Judge upheld a $9 billion verdict against Japanese drug maker Takeda Pharmaceuticals after the jury found that Takeda and US-based Eli Lilly knew Actos was [...]
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New Book Explores Testosterone Link to Heart Attack and Stroke

Our office has published a new book, Testosterone therapy’s link to heart attack, stroke, and death: what you need to know.  The iBook is available for free through iTunes and is the first to be published on the dangers of testosterone [...]
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Actos Bladder Cancer Trial: More Sanctions Against Takeda

Takeda Pharmaceuticals – the Japanese manufacturer of diabetes drug Actos – has been hit with sanctions at a trial in Las Vegas over the drug’s link to bladder cancer.  The lawsuit was brought by two women, Delores Cipriano [...]