The EAASM misses the point – what exactly are “safe medicines”?

Well then, Jim thomson and the EAASM have had their expensive publicity machine at work (the Medicom Group) and we’re seeing stories in the press about “The Counterfeiting Superhighway” – which is the latest report from the EAASM – “Patients who buy drugs over the internet cannot be sure what they are getting and some may have no active ingredient while others are potentially fatal…”

Says Jim Thomson, Chair, EAASM: “The report findings are shocking and the story it tells demands action. Consumers are susceptible to fake medicines which could harm their health, and in extreme cases be deadly.”

For once, I have to agree with Jim – this is shocking.

Imagine being given the choice between potentially fake Seroxat that could harm my health and perhaps be deadly and real Seroxat… that could harm my health and perhaps be deadly.

Do you know what, Jim? – it’s not only fake medicines that are a problem – patients that also take a drug that’s been manufactured by big pharma and approved by the FDA or the MHRA cannot be sure what they are getting and they may take a potentially fatal drug…

Seroxat, Paxil, Aropax, Zyprexa, Prozac, Effexor, Pristiq, Ritalin, Cymbalta, Champix… shall I go on Jim?

Anyway for more about Jim and some of his previous good works please read:

What a tangled web we weave…

National Depression week 2005…

Depression Alliance…

Yet more on Cymbalta marketing…

Jim used to be Sales and Marketing Director for Innervate. Read more on the links below about this:

Innervate Ltd, Jim Thomson and the Centre for Mental Health

The good works of the Diabetes Monitoring Forum

More Astroturfing?

One Response to “The EAASM misses the point – what exactly are “safe medicines”?”

  1. Lynn Says:

    Excellent point. I wish some doctor had bothered to get actual scientific info on the drugs I’ve been prescribed instead of taking salesmen’s word for it.


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