2016 was a busy year for this blog - a total of 109 posts.
This post is about some of those blogs of mine. I will start from January 2016 through to December. I will pick my fav posts, not neccesarily the most popular.
Let's take a look back...
Is Contraceptive Pill, Rigevidon, Safe?
How the MHRA, despite having reports of Rigevidon causing fatal blood clots, continue to claim in the national media that it is safe.
EXCLUSIVE: GSK's Promo Scam & The Gulf Bank of Nigeria.
I woked for many weeks on this investigative peice. Sadly, I was unable to get to the truth but the post caught the attention of GSK Nigeria.
The Mysterious Case of GSK's Nigerian Legal Director
Further shenanigans from GSK Nigeria.
10 Years of Blogging - Q&A With Neil Carlin
On April 6 my blog was 10 years old. Quite apt, then, that I publish a Q&A with Neil Carlin. His daughter, Sara, put my blog on the map when I had, some years previous, wrote about her Paxil induced suicide.
The month of May was taken up with a series of posts entitled "The Homicide Files" and centred around previously unseen documents obtained by Andrew Thibault under the Freedom of Information Act. All are equally jaw-dropping.
Pick your poison, if you will.
Back then he was famous and used to be paid by GlaxoSmithKline to promote Paxil. I reached out to him on Twitter, surprisingly he replied. This is the outcome of those exchanges with me.
Sierre Bus Crash Revisited
More on the Paxil induced homicide of 28 passengers, 22 of them were children.
Glaxo's Beef With David Healy Part II
My coverage of the Dolin v GSK (Paxil suicide) trial has been extensive. This particular post of mine shows how GSK chose to target one of Dolin's expert witnesses, David Healy.
EXCLUSIVE: Dr Ian Hudson: In Defence of the Suicide Pill
Ian Hudson is the current CEO for the Britih drug regulatory agency, the MHRA. Before joining the MHRA he was head of World Safety for GSK (Then SmithKline Beecham) - The video deposition by Hudson in this blog post had been elusive for many years, however, I manged to obtain a copy - it's mind-blowing.
GSK: Go Ahead And File A Motion - The Paxil Remix
More from the Dolin v GSK (Paxil suicide trial) - this one includes the reworking of a soul classic.
Prozac - Benefits Vs Risks - MHRA Correspondence
The MHRA claim they have found one apparent benefit for Prozac, this, according to the MHRA, is one of the reasons why they granted it a licence - they seemingly dismiss all the side effects reported.
The Mechanics of the MHRA
More evasiveness from the MHRA. They have promised to answer my next series of questions within 20 working days of this particular blog post.
I'm travelling by land, air and sea - I shall be in the company of a pint-sized beauty.
Happy New Year folks!
This one goes out to GSK and their attorneys. Interpret it as you wish.