I had to laugh at a couple of pictures sent into me by a reader. He was walking along Brighton beach front last week and came across a 'Gypsy style' caravan that was offering tarot card readings. On closer inspection of the sign he saw that 'Ivor' had a list of corporate clients, two of which were pharmaceutical companies AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline!
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I'm left wondering if this is a genuine attempt at 'putting something back' into the public purse or if both GSK and AZ follow the cards from the tarot pack. One would assume that their futures are in their own destiny's. Here's an idea guys, try making your drugs safer and give some respect to the consumers of your products. Oh, and while we are on the subject of respect, try and explain the sense in giving children a drug in a clinical trial when you already know that the drug you are giving them can bring on suicidal thoughts and acts, I think you call it "emotional liability."
Maybe GSK should consider 'putting something back' by setting up detox clinics so patients can taper safely and effectively off their addictive antidepressant Seroxat or maybe some sort of counselling service to those left behind whose children, brothers, sisters, husbands and wives have committed suicide as a result of Seroxat use. Furthermore, they could offer it to parents whose children have been born with heart defects as a result of the expectant mother taking Seroxat during her pregnancy.
They could offer the same counselling to family members whose loved ones have died from heart attacks after taking their diabetes drug Avandia.
Maybe AstraZeneca could really help the community by offering lump sums of money to children's families who have been harmed as a result of taking their atypical antipsychotic Seroquel - hey, wouldn't they feel so much better helping families rather than promoting and paying kickbacks to Doctors for prescribing the drug for unapproved uses.
Just a thought.
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