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The study would come to be called "cursed," but it started out just as Study 15.
It was a long-term trial of the antipsychotic drug Seroquel. The common wisdom in psychiatric circles was that newer drugs were far better than older drugs, but Study 15's results suggested otherwise.
As a result, newly unearthed documents show, Study 15 suffered the same fate as many industry-sponsored trials that yield data drugmakers don't like: It got buried. It took eight years before a taxpayer-funded study rediscovered what Study 15 had found -- and raised serious concerns about an entire new class of expensive drugs.
Study 15 was silenced in 1997, the same year Seroquel was approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat schizophrenia. The drug went on to be prescribed to hundreds of thousands of patients around the world and has earned billions for London-based AstraZeneca International -- including nearly $12 billion in the past three years.
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Details of Study 15 have emerged through lawsuits now playing out in courtrooms nationwide alleging that Seroquel caused weight gain, hyperglycemia and diabetes in thousands of patients. The Houston-based law firm Blizzard, McCarthy & Nabers, one of several that have filed about 9,210 lawsuits over Seroquel, publicized the documents, which show that the patients taking Seroquel in Study 15 gained an average of 11 pounds in a year -- alarming company scientists and marketing executives. A Washington Post analysis found that about four out of five patients quit taking the drug in less than a year, raising pointed doubts about its effectiveness.
and calls the story of Study 15 a case study in how drug companies can control their own publicly availalble research for it's own convenience.
Makes one wonder how many other "new" drugs got the same treatment.
actually, the only real side-effect of the drug is to lie on the couch and watch TV...........with boxes of ring dings
I thought that was pot Either way it's hard to prop the practice of pharmaceutical companies manipulating the public release of their research findings. Considering the numbers of Rx- medicated people in this country this news should probably concern some of those people, especially the Iraq/Afghan vets who reportedly are so medicated it's just creepy.
The other thing that happened to Ryan Alderman is, his medical records show him—and this we found a lot at Fort Carson—as opposed to the Army addressing the underlying symptoms, he was given an incredible number of medications, you know, psychotropic medications, depressants—antidepressants, excuse me, and so on and so forth. And in fact, the day he was released from the hospital—this was actually in October also, a few days before Adam Lieberman’s suicide attempt—the records show he couldn’t even talk. He was slurring his words. He was obsessed with getting more Percocet or whatever drugs they had him on at the time. And he was still released from the hospital, despite this extremely high drug load in his body. And he went back to his barracks and took a Xanax, which he was not supposed to have, and overdosed and died. We don’t know whether—the Army says it was a suicide attempt, but the evidence that he actually meant to die is somewhat thin. He may have just been given too many drugs.