Adverse drug events are now the fourth leading cause of death in hospitals.
It’s a reasonable bet they are an even greater cause of death in non-hospital settings where there is no one to monitor things going wrong and no one to intervene to save a life. In mental health, for instance, drug-induced problems are the leading cause of death — and these deaths happen in community rather than hospital settings.
There is also another drug crisis — we are failing to discover new drugs. [Read more...]
Patrick Hahn has written the first Riff on Malcharist which is now posted on Samizdat reproduced below. What Paddy Chayefsky’s Network was to the Twentieth Century, Paul John Scott’s Malcharist is to the Twenty-First. This is a novel that takes the reader deep inside the Pharmaceutical Empire which invents diseases, creates “patient advocacy organizations” to […]
Samizdat announces the release of Malcharist by Paul John Scott. This is a grippingly realistic page-turner about the corruption of clinical trials told through the crisis of conscience of a medical ghostwriter. Set in Manhattan in 2010 and laced with dark humor throughout its fast 352 pages, it finds Shivani Patel in its opening chapters […]
There are 2 more Riffs on Children of the Cure, with more on the way and 1 on The Decapitation of Care. The image above isn’t quite right – might be better to have Lilly, Pfizer, Merck and GSK represented on the name plates. The illustrations in the Riffs however are the usual compelling imagery […]
There are 3 more Riffs on the 329 theme, with 3 more to come. Julie Wood the prime moved behind the Study329.org site, which provided much of the underpinning of Children of the Cure has written a Riff on the book which can be found in full on Samizdat under Sympathy and Pills or here […]
Samizdat now features 3 Riffs on Children of the Cure, with more on the way. The first was by Max Fink – above – a second has come from Heather Roberts, below, who has posted further reflections on Olly’s Friendship Foundation Facebook page and a third from Bob Fiddaman, further down again. Bob also features […]