H7N9 Bird Flu May Be Developing Drug Resistance

Some strains of the H7N9 bird flu in China are becoming resistant to the only antiviral drugs doctors have left to treat the infection, a new study suggests. The study, which examined the viruses in a single person infected with H7N9, found that a portion of the H7N9 viruses lurking inside the person were resistant […]

Woman pepper sprayed at close range, loses her eyesight

  (KABC) – A woman, who says she was blinded when a police officer used pepper-spray at close range, is speaking out for the first time. Monique Hernandez has been blind since the Feb. 21 incident and doctors say she’ll probably never see again. She was undergoing a field sobriety test in her Beaumont neighborhood when […]

Big Pharma’s shame: emerging markets bribery

Borojevic had been one of Serbia’s most eminent doctors, a director of the Institute for Oncology and Radiology. Now he was due in court in five days to face charges brought by the public prosecutor that he had taken bribes from international drug companies as incentives to use their products. The electronic tag was a […]

FDA staffers sue agency over surveillance of personal e-mail

By Ellen Nakashima and Lisa Rein, The Washington Post The Food and Drug Administration secretly monitored the personal e-mail of a group of its own scientists and doctors after they warned Congress that the agency was approving medical devices that they believed posed unacceptable risks to patients, government documents show. The surveillance — detailed in […]

FDA secretly surveilled e-mail of scientists and doctors, intercepted communications with congressional staff

ShareThis FDA secretly surveilled e-mail of scientists and doctors, intercepted communications with congressional staff 29 Jan 2012 The Food and Drug Administration secretly monitored the personal e-mail of a group of its own scientists and doctors after they warned Congress that the agency was approving medical devices that they believed posed unacceptable risks to patients, […]

Florida sued over ban of doctors asking about guns

The Associated Press, The Sacramento Bee TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence is suing to overturn Florida’s new law that bans doctors from asking patients about gun ownership. The center filed the suit Tuesday in a Miami federal court on behalf of three doctors and three physicians groups. They claim the […]

U.S. govt doctors sprayed pandemic flu virus in the noses of Maryland prisoners

—Pictures that show how U.S. experimented on its own disabled citizens and prison inmates 28 Feb 2011 Pictures have emerged providing the shocking proof that U.S. government doctors once experimented on disabled American citizens and prison inmates. Such experiments included giving hepatitis to mental patients in Connecticut, squirting a pandemic flu virus up the noses […]