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LIES, LIES AND MORE LIES FROM ASTRAZENECA
Tuesday, 9th March
More and more news about AZ's drug Seroquel, if they weren't torturing animals at HLS were staff mis-dose animals and falsify results, along with sloppy work practices maybe you wouldn't be killing and injuring people on the backs of animal suffering and cruelty at HLS?
Misleading Seroquel weight gain statements earn ethics violation in UK
British regulators say that some of AstraZeneca’s claims about the potential weight gain side effects of Seroquel constituted a breach of ethics under that country’s pharmaceutical codes of conduct.
On Monday, the Prescription Medicines Code of Practice Authority concluded that AstraZeneca acted in a deceptive manner in at least one Seroquel ad published in the U.K. more than five years ago, which claimed that the drug did not cause as much weight gain as other anti psychotics. The authority says that the statement did not match the known evidence about the risk of weight gain and other Seroquel problems that AstraZeneca had on hand at the time the ad was published.
The UK panel highlighted an advertisement in the British Journal of Psychiatry in 2004, which claimed in large print that Seroquel had a favorable weight profile. The panel concluded that the advertisement was misleading, because the studies AstraZeneca used to support the claim were faulty, which the drug maker should have known. The ad was determined to have violated the requirement that all claims be accurate, fair and able to be substantiated.
The ethics violation ruling comes as the company faces about 26,000 Seroquel lawsuits in the United States, all of which claim that AstraZeneca failed to adequately warn users about the risks of weight gain from Seroquel, which can lead to diabetes and other serious injuries.
The first Seroquel trial is currently underway in New Jersey state court.