Before becoming LegalReader's Editor-in-Chief, Jay W. Belle Isle worked as a freelance copywriter with clients on four continents. Jay has a degree in Business Administration from Cleary University and a Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Jay has also worked as a contracts administrator for a DOD contractor specializing in vehicle armor.

Why Suing Big Pharma Isn’t Changing Anything

Despite hundreds of lawsuits and mind-bogglingly huge settlements, Big Pharma doesn’t seem inclined to clean up its act and produce drugs that are actually safe. None of the current activities seem to matter to the industry. Here’s a look at why suing Big Pharma isn’t changing anything.

A Call to Arms: OB/GYN Speaks Out Against Essure

Dr. Julio Novoa, OG/GYN, takes a moment to detail Bayer’s untrustworthy “profits over patients” history as well as provide data on the Essure implantable “permanent” birth control device. The video explains the massive campaign of untruth maintained by Bayer regarding the safety and efficacy of the Essure product.

Westboro Protests Kim Davis for Being “Proud, Self-Righteous Hypocrite”

The infamous Westboro Baptist Church, of the “God Hates Fags” demonstrations at the funerals of American soldiers fame, has a new target: Kim Davis. Surprisingly, the church is protesting Davis for her refusal to follow the Supreme Court’s decision legalizing same-sex marriage. Westoboro took to Twitter, where it called Davis a “proud, self-righteous hypocrite” and an “adulterer.”

“If I don’t survive…” An Essure Victim Speaks Out

Brandi Casey, a former model and Essure victim, bravely speaks out about her experience with this dangerous medical device. She suffers from metal toxicity and a host of other adverse effects caused by Essure. Yet it’s maker, Bayer, and the FDA continue to tout it as a safe product.

POGO Says FDA’s Pradaxa Review was “Lax” and “Permissive”

An independent watchdog group, the Project on Government Oversight (POGO), found that the FDA’s approval of anti-coagulant drug Pradaxa was flawed. The POGO report details many poor decisions and conflicts of interest on the FDA’s part as it gave Boehringer, Pradaxa’s maker, several accommodations.

Black Coffee Drinkers are More Likely to be Psychopaths

Researchers discovered that there may be a link between favoring bitter tastes, such as black coffee, and less-than-positive personality traits. In fact, the study showed that those who prefer black coffee are more likely to be vain, manipulative, selfish, sadistic and even psychopathic.

Did Bayer Lie About Essure?

Bayer may have tampered with data from clinical trials and patient surveys pertaining to adverse effects caused by its Essure “permanent” birth control product. Patient surveys were altered, eliminating some valuable patient feedback. An advisory panel to the FDA met in late September to discuss Essure’s safety.

Distribution Network for Daraprim May Violate Antitrust Laws

New York’s AG is investigating Martin Shkreli of Turing Pharmaceuticals for possible violation of antitrust laws. It seems Big Pharma’s bad boy has set up a distribution network for the anti-parasitic drug, Daraprim, that will all but eliminate the possibility of generic competition. Needless to say, AG Eric Schneiderman is not pleased.

Hey Bayer! #ImReal! Women Speak Out About Essure

Bayer’s Essure implantable birth control device is responsible for destroying thousands of women’s lives. They have had total hysterectomies in their early 20s, been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, lupus and even cancer. All for the sake of Bayer’s almighty bottom line. No more! Hey Bayer! #ImReal and I’m not going away!