Department of defense cracks down on off-label use of Seroquel

These drugs are widely used in this manner in all of psychiatry. Not just in the military.

Off-label marketing: the competition for “biggest corporate fine” gets juicy

It is so important to admit when you're wrong.  So here goes... When I wrote that Astra-Zeneca paid the biggest corporate fine in American history ($520 million) for the off-label marketing of Seroquel, an atypical antipsychotic [I wrote that here]; I was wrong. (NOTE: off-label marketing is the promotion of a drug - whether amongst patients, doctors, or other... Continue Reading →

Pharmaceutical branding: “building the perfect beast”

Each word has an entire volume of history attached to it.  Where does it come from?  How was it used in other places, other times?  Tracing the ancestry of a word through etymology reveals ancient understandings of the need for and role of such a word in a culture and tracks philosophical shifts over time... Continue Reading →

Seroquel user’s testimony for FDA’s psychopharmacology advisory committee

Philip at Furious Seasons who has been covering the AstraZeneca debacle gave me permission to post a "consumers" testimony that is going to be part of the hearings. I've barely mentioned what's going on with Seroquel and AstraZeneca lately and it's very important stuff. Do go have a visit to the second link I list... Continue Reading →

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