Includes Previously Secret Documents That Were Released During Lawsuits Against Merck & Co., Parke-Davis, Warner-Lambert, and Pfizer
(Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com)
The Drug Industry Document Archive (DIDA), created by the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), contains over 1500 documents, many of which were previously secret and only made public as a result of lawsuits filed against pharmaceutical companies.
In more detail, the Drug Industry Document Archive (DIDA) includes:
- internal pharmaceutical company documents;
- correspondence between drug companies and physicians, researchers, various communications organizations, and educational institutions;
- regulatory and legal documents;
- court filings;
- expert reports; and,
- internal University documents.
Most of these documents were made public as a result of lawsuits against the following pharmaceutical companies: Merck & Co.; Parke-Davis; Warner-Lambert; and, Pfizer.
At the DIDA site, under Document Sources, you can read about some of those drug company lawsuits, in particular:
United States of America ex rel. David Franklin vs. Parke-Davis, Division of Warner-Lambert/Pfizer
Thomas Cona et. al. v. Merck & Co., Inc.
Humeston v. Merck & Co., Inc.
Estate of Brian Hermans et. al. v. Merck & Co., Inc.
Carol Ernst et. al. v. Merck & Co., Inc.
Neurontin Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation, MDL #1629
Abbott Laboratories Norvir Anti-Trust Litigation
In conclusion, this Drug Industry Document Archive from UCSF has various types of documents that will probably appeal to those individuals with an interest in public health, public policy, and/or the general activities of pharmaceutical companies.
(Hat tip to The Scout Report, September 11, 2009, Volume 15, Number 36 -- a publication of Internet Scout, which is sponsored by University of Wisconsin - Madison Libraries.)______________________________________________________________________________
DrugInjuryLaw.com: Legal Information And News About Prescription Drug Side Effects