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Drugmakers ordered to pay $9 billion for hiding cancer risks

Japan's biggest pharmaceutical company has been hit with a $6 billion penalty for concealing cancer risks associated with its Actos diabetes drug while Eli Lilly and Co, Takeda's co-defendant in the case, was ordered to pay $3 billion in punitive damages.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

You might not be able to afford this life-saving Hepatitis C drug

There's a new drug regimen being touted as a potential cure for a dangerous liver virus that causes hepatitis C. But it costs $84,000 -- or $1,000 a pill.
In the Media by Kaiser Health News

'Big pharma' is not necessarily the most successful

The size of a company and its economic resources is not tied to getting a drug to market, according to a new report. The success of small companies sometimes challenges the might of "big pharma."
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Op-Ed: Can 'Big Pharma' move towards greater transparency?

In a move described as 'transparent', the major drugs companies have agreed to share data from clinical trials with researchers, patients, and the public.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 6 comments

Campaign launched for African healthcare workers

A campaign has been launched to provide training for healthcare providers in sub-Saharan Africa. This is part of UN sustainable development initiative.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Big Pharma pays record money to medical doctors

Spending by major pharmaceutical companies to U.S. doctors exceeded $1 billion in 2012, according to some newly released figures.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 7 comments

Cancer drug prices 'could put patients at risk'

A group of medics have warned that the inflated prices charged by pharmaceutical firms for drugs to treat cancer are threatening patients' lives.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

AstraZeneca announces massive job cuts

The pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has announced two rounds of significant job cuts in an attempt to boots its profitability.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Missouri pharma company fined $2.5 million for polluting river

The pharma company Teva has been fined by U.S. authorities for pumping a fluorescent green discharge into a river at its plant in northeast Missouri.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Pharma companies funding Interpol to crack down on fake drugs

More than two dozen of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies have agreed to provide funding and support to Interpol to prevent the sale and distribution of counterfeit prescription drugs.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 6 comments
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Sanofi to cut 900 jobs in France

The pharmaceutical company Sanofi is to cut 900 jobs in its French operations by 2015. The company has stated that...
Sep 27, 2012 in  Latest Markets Trends by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

$258M judgement against ‘big pharma’ company Johnson & Johnson upheld

A $258 million judgment against health products maker Johnson & Johnson has been upheld by a state appeals court. A...
Sep 5, 2012 in  Health by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Sanofi Thief Reprimanded

Some science / pharma news. Yuan Li, a medicinal chemist formerly at pharmaceutical company Sanofi, has been...
May 14, 2012 in  Reason and Science by Tim Sandle

Ben Venue's Anticancer Drugs Should be Manufactured in Another Facility

Ben Venue Laboratories is the manufacturing arm of Bedford Laboratories, which is a Boehringer Ingelheim company. It...
Mar 22, 2012 in  Health by Tim Sandle

Pfizer to pay Oregon $3.3M in antibiotic case

A dispute between two 'big pharma' companies has been settled, with one company agreeing to pay the other some $3...
Mar 21, 2012 in  Health by Tim Sandle - 1 comment
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