MCA under attack again

The MCA has had to respond to adverse comments in The Guardian. The article expresses concern about the links of some members of a review of SSRI anti-depressants with the pharmaceutical industry. An additional concern is that some of the members of the review committee have previously been on a…

New Age Mumbo Jumbo

So how easy is it to dupe people with New Age mumbo jumbo? The Crystal Chamber purported to sell homeopathic crystals. 'Thus, crystals that nature has "contaminated" with minuscule amounts of rare crystalline materials that are known to have negative effects can become beneficial homeopathic crystals.'When someone attacked this theory…

Herbs

Herbs. Natural. Sent to us from Nature. Harmless? The FDA has today taken action to control the risk attached to use of Ephedra. "Although the overall evidence suggests that serious adverse events from ephedra appear to be infrequent," said Dr. McClellan, "we know that such events can be very serious…

Touring the promotional stands

When touring the promotional stands of drug companies at conferences, perhaps you wonder what the representatives are thinking? Now you don't have to:You can spot the experienced exhibition delegates a mile off. They are the ones who head straight to the stand that is giving away carrier bags bearing a…