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Dropping “N-Bomb” Could Get You Arrested

On January 31, 2013 By

If you are accustomed to going to the gas station for a quick snack or a Coke, you may have seen substances called “Scooby-Doo,” “Mr. Miyagi,” or “Spice” for sale by the register. Despite the cartoonish names, these substances are drugs. These may not be the drugs you’re familiar with. They are synthetic drugs, created […]

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Three years after Anna Nicole Smith died of an accidental prescription drug overdose, California prosecutors are trying two of her doctor’s and her attorney/boyfriend, Howard K. Stern. The three are being tried for conspiracy to prescribe controlled substances to an addict. Assistant District Attorney Renee Rose made opening statements to a jury on Wednesday, saying […]

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The children of the late Richard Toelk are claiming that artist Andy Warhol and director Paul Morrissey exploited and abused their father when he was 14, “by filming him while smoking pot and including the footage” in the movie All Aboard to the Dreamland Choo Choo. Claiming $300,000 in damages, the family is […]

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Marketing Has a High Price Tag for Pfizer

On September 9, 2009 By

Pfizer offered a major “mea culpa” last week when it agreed to pay $2.3 billion in fines for the “largest combined federal and state health care fraud settlement in the history of the Department of Justice.” The pharmaceutical company has ended up in this less than esteemed position as a result of its […]

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Biosimilar Bills Foment Heated Debate

On July 23, 2009 By

Most people agree that a generic biologics pathway for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of these drugs would be a boon to consumers, but different parties seem to be at odds on the exact exclusivity period that the pharmaceutical companies should be given from their generic drug competitors.

These generic biologics […]

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