Vancouver Sun: Big Pharma big secrets

Vancouver Sun: Big Pharma big secrets

Warning: These pills may contain side effects that even you doctor doesn’t know about

By Randy Shore and Tiffany Crawford
Vancouver Sun; With Files From Postmedia News
April 11, 2013

Many family doctors are not being warned about the dangerous side effects of new drugs before they start prescribing them to patients, according to new research from the University of B.C.

More than half (59 per cent) of pharmaceutical sales representatives failed to tell the doctors about common or serious side effects. The numbers were highest in Vancouver, where 66 per cent failed to disclose harmful side effects.”

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