Monday, October 18, 2004

The WS Journal reports that Pfizer will fund a study to show that Celebrex works as a heart aid amid the controversy over Vioxx. The company will fund a study??! What gives with this fast growing trend for pharm. companies to sponsor their own research / studies? How can anyone trust or put any faith in studies that are funded by the interested party(s) who has a huge stake in the outcome?! It's a joke. Oh, OK, let's pay attention to studies Philip Morris underwrites about tobacco consumption -- yeah, right. The fact that the FDA or the like haven't stepped in to put a stop to this, or at least investigate, is very telling (i.e. FDA is in bed with the industry).

Calling Eliot Spitzer....

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