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News Archive 2001

August 31, 2001
Police guard WHO official after assaults and threats
A senior international civil servant has been attacked and threatened with death on three continents in the past three months in what appears to be a crude attempt to subvert his investigations into the pricing policies of the pharmaceutical industry.
Read article at Guardian.co.uk

August 20, 2001
Petitition To Require A Box Warning on All "Statins"
We have analyzed 385 recent reports (from October 1997 through December 2000) of rhabdomyolysis (toxic destruction of muscle) in persons using the widely-prescribed class of cholesterol lowering 3-hydroxy-3-methyl-glutaryl-coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase inhibitor drugs known as (and hereafter referred to as) “statins” not including those in people using the recently withdrawn Baycol (cerivastatin).
Read article at Citizen.org

June 12, 2001
Sarafem: The Pimping of Prozac for PMS
Most of the time it's discussed, it's passed off as a joke. An office comment about cranky female staffers. A stand-up's punch line about his emotionally-unstable wife. The stereotypical, hyper-sensitive, chocolate-seeking bitch: PMS is cliché.
Read article at Alternet.org

May 8, 2001
Amy And Goliath
For Amy Kapczynski, the turning point came in Durban. When she arrived in the South African city for the World AIDS Conference last July, she was greeted by 5,000 demonstrators demanding access to medications that could prolong or save their lives. Blacks and whites walked side by side -- an image of how in a country once separated by apartheid both races have come together to fight a common enemy. They marched behind a banner emblazoned with the words that have come to symbolize the struggle against the deadly disease in South Africa: "Pity" crossed out, with "Medication For All" printed beneath.
Read article at Salon.com

March 15, 2001
The Chemical Papers: Secrets of the Chemical Industry Exposed.
Bill Moyers TV special to reveal how the public was kept in the dark about the dangers of toxic chemicals. The special, based on a secret archive of chemical industry documents, explores the industry pattern of obfuscating, denying and hiding the dangerous effects of chemicals on unsuspecting workers and consumers.
Read article at Alternet.org

January 16, 2001
Anti-Cholesterol Drugs Hurt Natural Cholesterol-Beater
Some widely popular cholesterol-lowering drugs may have a potentially harmful effect that would probably surprise most doctors who prescribe them. Our Body's Cholesterol Buster Solving One Problem, Creating Another CoQ10 Supplements?
Read article at ABCNews.com