Pharmaceuticals

Jury Hits Takeda, Eli Lilly With $9 Billion Penalty

April 8th, 2014

(USA TODAY) -Shares of Japans’s Takeda Pharmaceutical closed down 5.2% on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, but shares in its partner company Eli Lilly were up about 10 cents at mid day, or up .18%, after a U.S. jury ordered Takeda and Eli Lilly to pay $9 billion in punitive (more…)

  • US & British Gov’ts Target US Citizens for Defamation

    NSA documents recently leaked by Edward Snowden reveal the tactics used by US and British spies to destroy the reputations of their enemies. These same tactics are used by American activists tied to academia, drug companies and government agencies to (more…)

  • Massive Pharmaceutical Fraud Exposed at Ranbaxy

    (CBS News) Among the drugs prescribed to Americans, 80 percent are generic drugs, and 40 percent of drugs are now made overseas in countries such as China and India where U.S. oversight is weaker.  Recently, CBS News’ senior correspondent John Miller has b (more…)

  • Trouble at the Lab

    (THE ECONOMIST) – “I SEE a train wreck looming,” warned Daniel Kahneman, an eminent psychologist, in an open letter last year. The premonition concerned research on a phenomenon known as “priming”. Priming studies suggest that decisions can be influenced by apparently irrelevant actions or events that took place just before the cusp of choice. They have been a boom area in psychology over the past decade, and some of their in (more…)

  • Drug Giants Fined $11B for Criminal Acts

    (THE INDEPENDENT) – The global pharmaceutical industry has racked up fines of more than $11bn in the past three years for criminal wrongdoing, including withholding safety data and promoting drugs for use beyond their licensed conditions.  In all, 26 companies, including ei (more…)

  • Highest US Military Court to Review Gutierrez Case

    (WASHINGTON, DC) – Citing questions about whether the evidence used to convict USAF Technical Sergeant David Gutierrez, a 20-year-military veteran, was sufficient, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces in Washington, D.C. (CAAF), has ordered a (more…)

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