Monday, 14 December 2009

Tamiflu - more Big Pharma deception

For those following my discussions with 'the Black Duck' about the safety of homeopathy and conventional drugs, (see previous post), there is now more news of drug company deception.


This is just part of what the article says about Tamiflu, the anti-viral drug, and Roche, the drug's manufacturer.

"Roche claims there are ten studies providing Tamiflu is both safe and effective. According to the company, Tamiflu has all sorts of benefits, including a 61% reduction in hospital admissions by people who catch the flu and then get put on Tamiflu.

The problem with these claims is that they aren't true. They were simply invented by Roche.

A groundbreaking article recently published in the British Medical Journal accuses Roche of misleading governments and physicians over the benefits of Tamiflu. Out of the ten studies cited by Roche, it turns out, only two were ever published in science journals. And where is the original data from those two studies? Lost.

The data has disappeared. Files were discarded. The researcher of one study says he never even saw the data. Roche took care of all that, he explains".

Truth and honesty appear to go out of the window when there is the prospect of selling, and making huge profits from selling pharaceutical drugs!