Monday, January 15, 2007

Drug company information: Censorship or Commercial Confidentiality

Here's a link to an interesting article about a legal case involving a wee citizen-journalist trying to make important information regarding a controversial prescription drug (Zyprexa) available and the big money making drug company that makes the drug. The drug company was not impressed with the information leak - likely because they are facing enough problems relating to that drug (the company recently agreed to pay out oodles of money to settle claims relating to Zyprexa, it's best selling drug). You see, along with treating schizophrenia and
bipolar disorder, Zyprexa also has a few nasty side effects, like weight gain, high blood sugar, and diabetes.

You can't censor the truth - it will find its way out somehow.

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