Map of life expectancy at birth from Global Education Project.

Monday, June 13, 2005

An embarassment of riches

As usual, this weeks British Medical Journal is full of great stuff -- it's a theme issue on obesity, and I recommend the commentary by MEJ Lean [yup, that's the good doctor's name. My childhood dentist was Dr. Root.] if you don't have time for the research reports, but what is really jacking up my blood pressure is more on how the FDA works for Merck and Searle and Pfizer, but not for you.

Here's the first two pages of the FDA's review of one of the Cox-2 inhibitors -- you know, those miracle drugs that give you heart attacks?

Credit to some Swiss docs for this, direct link to their article is here. It seems there are certain facts we are not allowed to know about the drugs Searle is selling us because if we did know, it might harm their commercial interests.

Well, that's all I need to know.

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