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Now Risperdal in the dock

When you start writing about atypical anti-psychotics it’s hard to stop. In earlier posts I wrote about Seroquel and Zyprexa. Now, according to an article in Bloomberg news (and other media) Risperdal is the latest anti-psychotic to fall foul of the law, and not for the first time in this case. On March 24th a… » read more

Posted by Jim Murray

Within weeks of his retirement as Executive Director of the European Medicines Agency, Thomas Lonnegren was appointed to the board of NDA a “regulatory and market access business” and has also joined a number of other industry groups CBio, Novo Nordisk, LUNDBECK A/S. The appointments were approved at least by the chairman or the board… » read more

Posted by Jim Murray

A Paris court has ruled in favour of Prescrire in the case taken by Astellas Pharma. The company had claimed that the independent drugs bulletin had wrongly criticised the use of Protopic (tacrolimus) for long term maintenance/prevention in certain cases of eczema. Congratulations to Prescrire and a sigh of relief. The result was not unexpected… » read more

Posted by Jim Murray