I checked my "hit" monitor the other day -- it's amusing to see what google searches lead people here -- and one google search was "where's pharmawatch."
Pharmawatch is an Australian MD's weblog I'd linked to and wrote about , a wonderful and well-documented deconstruction of the often-sordid practices of Big Pharma -- their ethically shabby "trials," their mendacious and money-wasting advertisements, the thinly veiled doctor-bribery and biased "educational" activities of drug reps.
Then, for a perspective on the notice the site had received (British Medical Journal = Big, Reputable) , this
bmj.com Brown 326 (7395): 938a
Then savor the irony in the BMJ's review of PharmaWatch
"this site is a great example of the free speech ethic associated with the internet"
Unfortunately, it has now apparantly become an example of the intrusive, intimidating, free-speech-squelching power of large corporations and their lawyers.
They're watching us.
Never doubt it for a moment.