Being a member slave of the pharma industry, i have a unique standpoint when it comes to issues such as this.
Vioxx was recently withdrawn by MSD (meck sharpe and dhome)due to increased rick of cardiac failiure in long term users.
many users, however saw this as an acceptable risk, especially when compared to the ain of arthritis.
Being that it was prescribed so widely, especially in the US, and that there are many billions in litigation i was wondering if anyone knows/has relatives who are affected by this.
Also, is the “cozy” relationship between government authorities, and large pharma as complicit as was recently made out.
What could be done about things such as these…is advertising to the public still allowed in the US. I know they were talking about stopping it but i have no idea what happened since i last heard.
And could this spill over to things like rittilin (dubious skeptic as to need myself)?
Are we about to see a backlash, or are the monies these firms are worth and therefore the stability to stock markets a greater need??