Roaccutan / Morire per la pelle

A powerful acne medication, that has at least 150 serious side effects. I came along its story in 2005, by researching for my long feature documentary about drug safety regulation. There we featured for the first time the story of Liam Grant, a courageous father fighting in the name of his son. After the broadcast, we received hundreds Read more about Roaccutan / Morire per la pelle[…]

Speranza e affari

The new cancer drugs are called intelligent and they bring hope to patients and families. Most of them, though, come to the market after a short testing process and their stellar costs do not match their often poor efficacy profile. La beffa dei nuovi farmaci oncologici: costano un capitale e spesso prolungano la vita di appena pochi giorni.

Tamiflu. A Drug for the Birds?

by Serena Tinari www.manifesto.it Published: March 8, 2006 The case of the well-known Tamiflu: serves only one purpose, to bring in profits to Roche. A powerful communication strategy and a massive psychosis helped the Swiss multinational sell an astronomic quantity of a drug that had a bad start, was essentially worthless and hardly ever tested for Read more about Tamiflu. A Drug for the Birds?[…]

Light cigarettes / Fumo leggero, ma letale

A long feature, investigative TV documentary for the Swiss public broadcaster on the bizarre story of the light cigarettes. A scam that let us all believe, dozens of years long, that light cigarettes were less harmful than the normal ones. An amazing story of our days, packed with marketing strategies, public health authority idiocy and much more. Nei prossimi mesi la dicitura light dovrà scomparire dalla sigarette. Per almeno due decenni ai consumatori è stato fatto credere che questo tipo di sigarette fossero meno dannose alla salute. Un autentico inganno.