Monsanto Roundup Lawsuit

Monday, November 19, 2007

Want to know how much GSK paid Doctors last year?

Total payments: $1.23 million to 148 doctors (Source)

Biggest payout: $150,752 to Todd Mahr, a pediatric allergist. Mahr worked on a 2002 clinical trial of GSK's anti-asthma drug, Advair Diskus, and co-authored a 2006 paper that recommended Advair-style inhalers; footnotes in the paper refer readers to GSK's website.

WARNING: Data from a large placebo-controlled US study that compared the safety of salmeterol (SEREVENT®Inhalation Aerosol) or placebo added to usual asthma therapy showed a small but significant increase in asthma-related deaths in patients receiving salmeterol (13 deaths out of 13,174 patients treated for 28 weeks) versus those on placebo (4 of 13,179).

Subgroup analyses suggest the risk may be greater in African-American patients compared to Caucasians.

They also paid Martin Keller a heap to lie about Paxil