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Beware of Pfizer's tetracycline - Unless you enjoy permanently stained teeth

11/7/2013 - A popular class of antibiotic drugs that is still widely administered to young children, tetracycline, which were originally created and patented by drug giant Pfizer Inc., are known to cause permanent staining of teeth in many of the patients that take it. And one North Carolina man who is a victim...

Lawsuits claim Pfizer drug Lipitor gave women type 2 diabetes

10/29/2013 - Drug giant Pfizer has recently been hit with a flurry of lawsuits from women claiming that the company's blockbuster cholesterol drug Lipitor caused them to develop type 2 diabetes. Pfizer released Lipitor in 2007, promoting it as a safe way to lower levels of LDL cholesterol, commonly called "bad...

Pfizer bypasses pharmacies, begins selling Viagra online directly to men

5/16/2013 - Concerned about continued profit losses from competitors and online counterfeiters, drug giant Pfizer Inc. has decided to begin selling its infamous erectile dysfunction drug Viagra online directly to men with a prescription. According to the Associated Press (AP), this marks the first time that a drug...

Pfizer faces $1 billion charge in bogus patent dispute over blood pressure medication Norvasc

9/9/2012 - Several years ago, drug giant Pfizer Inc. tried to pull a fast one in Jamaica where several local companies were legally distributing generic versions of Pfizer's formerly-patented blood pressure drug Norvasc (Amlodipine). Though the drug was already off-patent elsewhere, Pfizer still tried to sue the...

Pfizer caught running global bribery network

8/30/2012 - The biggest of the Big Pharmas, Pfizer, has agreed to pay $60 million in fines to the federal government to settle charges the company paid millions of dollars in bribes to foreign officials. The drug maker agreed to pay roughly $45 million to the Securities and Exchange Commission to settle charges...

Pfizer forced to pay $60 million court settlement after bribing foreign officials to dispense more drugs

8/13/2012 - Drug giant Pfizer has agreed to pay a $60 million fine to settle charges filed against the company alleging illegal bribery. According to CNN Money, both Pfizer and Wyeth, the latter of which has since merged with Pfizer, paid off foreign officials in Europe and Asia to speed up drug approvals, and...

Centrum vitamins are owned by Pfizer

7/13/2012 - Feeling a little run down? Are you stressed? Someone in the house ill, and you don't want to get it? In situations like these, many reach for vitamins. By definition vitamins are "organic components in food that are needed.... for maintaining good health." But do you know how to read the ingredient...

Arsenic in your chicken: Guess who is defending its use?

5/24/2012 - Arsenic in our food supply has a very rich ally and that ally is Pfizer. You see, arsenic is routinely fed to poultry because it increases the growth of the chicken and makes the flesh an appetizing shade of pink (a side effect of burst blood vessels). Of course arsenic could eventually kill the hapless...

Pfizer and Merck under investigation for colluding with Obama Administration on health care overhaul

5/9/2012 - Most Americans have no idea what truly went on behind closed doors during the crafting and illegitimate passing of Obamacare, also known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. But a congressional investigation currently underway is seeking to unearth the dirty details, including how drug...

Pfizer execs to stand trial for cover-up of drug trial results

4/2/2012 - Four former executives at Pfizer Inc., the world's largest drug company. -- Henry McKinnell, John LaMattina, Karen Katen, Joseph Feczko -- as well as Gail Cawkwell, Pfizer's current Vice President of Medical Affairs, will all face trial for allegedly concealing the unfavorable results of drug trials...

Drug company CEOs targeted in government crackdown of illegal marketing

9/20/2011 - Pharmaceutical companies are often prosecuted for off label marketing. Off label marketing is a form of fraud where the company pushes a drug with higher doses than the FDA permits, for a purpose not approved, or to a group for whom it is not allowed. If the government successfully prosecutes an...

After 15-year court battle, Pfizer reluctantly compensates Nigerian families whose loved ones injured, killed by illegal drug experiment

8/18/2011 - The families of children who were permanently injured or killed in an illegal 1996 Pfizer drug trial in Nigeria are finally starting to get the promised financial compensation for their losses, according to a recent report by BBC News. After trials involving the experimental anti-meningitis drug Trovan...

Japan halts vaccines from Pfizer, Sanofi after deaths of four children

3/7/2011 - The deaths just keep mounting all across the world: Children are collapsing into comas and then dying, just minutes after receiving combination vaccines that have been deceptively marketed as "completely safe." Last year, Australia temporarily banned flu vaccines in children after they were found to...

Republicans may elect Pfizer lobbyist to head RNC

1/10/2011 - As yet more proof that Big Pharma corruption crosses all political lines, Republicans are now considering putting a Pfizer lobbyist, Maria Cino, into the top position at the RNC. Cino was a strong supporter of Obama's health care reform and yet is a favorite pick of former Vice President Dick Cheney....

Pfizer ends trial after widespread overdosing of children with psych drug

10/18/2010 - Drug giant Pfizer has canceled a scheduled clinical trial of its antipsychotic drug Geodon after the FDA accused it of subjecting child participants in a prior study to "widespread overdosing." "After careful consideration, the company decided not to proceed with the study," Pfizer spokesperson Gwendolyn...

Feds found Pfizer too big to nail, so they looked the other way on massive fraud

8/21/2010 - When the world's largest pharmaceutical company was found to have engaged in a massive illegal marketing campaign, federal prosecutors decided the company was too big to punish -- so they let it set up a shell corporation to take the blame. In 2001, the FDA approved Bextra for the relief of arthritis...

Pfizer Hid Evidence That HRT Causes Cancer

3/17/2010 - A Philadelphia jury has found drug giant Pfizer Inc. guilty of deliberately ignoring evidence that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) drug Prempro increased women's risk of breast cancer, ordering it to pay unspecified damages to defendant Connie Barton. Millions of women used Prempro and other HRT...

Big Pharma researcher admits to faking dozens of research studies for Pfizer, Merck (opinion)

2/18/2010 - It's being called the largest research fraud in medical history. Dr. Scott Reuben, a former member of Pfizer's speakers' bureau, has agreed to plead guilty to faking dozens of research studies that were published in medical journals. Now being reported across the mainstream media is the fact that...

Big Pharma endures big fines and continues business as usual

1/8/2010 - (Natural News) Donna Kendall was awarded a $6.3 million compensation with $28 million added for punitive damages in her suit against Pfizer this past November. The jury in Philadelphia awarded the punitive penalty after determining that the hormone therapy drugs Premarin, Prempro and Provera caused...

Pfizer caught in yet more science fraud: Company altered study findings for Neurontin drug

12/9/2009 - Research into internal company documents has revealed that Pfizer Inc., the world's largest research-based pharmaceutical company, tampered with the results of at least 16 study reports about its epilepsy drug, Neurontin. In order to expand the market for the drug, Pfizer unlawfully removed, altered,...

Pfizer to pay $1.3 billion criminal fine for misbranding its drugs

10/19/2009 - In the largest criminal fine ever levied against any drug company in the world, a unit of U.S.-based Pfizer, Inc. was sentenced to pay $1.3 billion in criminal fines and revenue forfeiture. It's all part of a $2.3 billion settlement announced by the Justice Department. The case centers around Pfizer's...

Pfizer pleads guilty to felony crime in fraudulent marketing of Bextra, pays billions in fines

9/2/2009 - For the last several years, I've referred to drug companies as "criminal" operations. They have engaged in price fixing, marketing fraud, science fraud and many other criminal activities that we've written about here on NaturalNews. And yet, until today, they always managed to avoid the criminal charges...

Pfizer to Pay Tens of Millions for Deaths of Nigerian Children in Drug Trial Experiment

7/24/2009 - Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has agreed to pay $75 million to settle a class action lawsuit filed against it by Nigerian parents who claim the company caused harm to their children by using them as guinea pigs in a nonconsensual, unlicensed drug trial. The case began in 1996, when Pfizer needed a...

Nigeria Issues Arrest Warrants for Top Pfizer Officials After Drug Experiments Conducted on Children

7/18/2008 - A Nigerian state judge has issued arrest warrants for three top Pfizer officials, saying that they failed to appear in court to face charges of illegally conducting drug trials that led to the deaths of 11 children. Judge Shehu Atiku, sitting in the city of Kano, said that Nigerian Pfizer head Ngozi...

Time to Medicate Fido? Pfizer Launches Diet Drug for Dogs

3/7/2008 - Pfizer has launched a diet medication for dogs, drawing criticism from veterinarians and animal welfarists who believe that there are no pharmaceutical solutions to the problem of obesity in domestic animals. Approximately one-quarter of dogs and one-third of cats in the United Kingdom are obese,...

Pfizer forced to cut 20 percent of U.S. sales force

1/23/2007 - Pfizer Inc. -- the world's top pharmaceuticals manufacturer -- announced earlier this week that it would cut 20 percent of its U.S. sales workforce as part of its plan to reduce costs and boost earnings in the coming years. The job cuts will affect 2,200 employees at all levels of the drug giant's...

Pfizer ends development of "blockbuster" cholesterol drug after excessive patient deaths

12/11/2006 - Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announced that it has ended a clinical trial for the highly anticipated cholesterol drug torcetrapib -- which raises levels of "healthy" HDL cholesterol -- after a high number of patients participating in the trial died or experienced cardiovascular problems. Pfizer, the...

Top Alzheimer's researcher charged with felony criminal conduct for secret financial ties to Pfizer

12/6/2006 - A top researcher at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) was charged Monday with criminal violation of federal conflict-of-interest laws by failing to disclose financial links with drug giant Pfizer, prosecutors said. Pearson "Trey" Sunderland III, former chief of the Geriatric Psychiatry Branch...

Pfizer seeks FDA approval to prescribe Celebrex to toddlers as young as 2

12/1/2006 - Drug giant Pfizer Inc. is set to meet this Wednesday with a panel of advisors from the Food and Drug Administration to review the company's request to expand the use of its painkiller Celebrex -- which has been linked to serious heart risks -- in children as young as 2. Celebrex -- the first FDA-approved...

Lipitor class action lawsuits expand; Pfizer cover-up alleged

8/31/2006 - More consumers of Pfizer's cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor have joined a class-action lawsuit charging that the company deceived the public by failing to adequately warn doctors and patients of the drug's side effects, according to Jimmy Moore, a health blogger and author of "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb." Patients...

Interview with Jamie Reidy, former Viagra sales rep and author of "Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman"

10/5/2005 - Editor's note: We include this interview with Jamie Reidy, a pharmaceutical sales rep, to give you a flavor of what really goes on behind the scenes at Big Pharma. See for yourself the lack of ethics, the abuse of the system, and the heavy emphasis placed on profits. Learn how the drug companies rewarded...

Arthritis drug Bextra found to promote heart attacks and strokes

11/10/2004 - Following the recent revelations that Vioxx cause a high incidence of heart attacks and strokes, a competing drug from Pfizer, Bextra, has now been shown to display similar health problems. What's especially weighty about this particular revelation is that it comes from the American Heart Association,...

Viagra Now Being Increasingly Used as a Recreational Drug By Younger Men: Is Pfizer Responsible?

8/6/2004 - A new study is showing that recreational use of Viagra is growing rapidly in men under 45 years of age. From 1998 to 2002, the use of Viagra in men under forty-five tripled, says the study, which looked at 5 million insured American males. What this study indicates is that Viagra is being used as a...

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