Most Americans probably don't know this, but we pay on average, three times more for the world's 20 top-selling medicines than people living in the U.K. For those same medications, we pay six times more than people in Brazil.
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.
On September 26, United States District Judge Paul Diamond rejected several pharmaceutical companies’ argument that the statute of limitations has passed in cases impacting more than 50 lawsuits brought by alleged thalidomide victims in the U.S.
The howls from the public have been loud and long, but the pharmaceutical industry just isn’t listening. A new international study has confirmed a common urban myth- This bloodsucking, endlessly sued industry is just as bad as critics claim.
French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur announced this week that it would soon be bringing to the market a vaccine to counter Dengue fever, a disease transmitted by mosquitoes and which is estimated to threaten almost half the world’s population.
A Frenchman suffering from Parkinson's disease who claimed he developed addictions to gambling and sex following treatment with a drug made by pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), has been awarded substantial damages.
A German High Court has ruled that self-employed doctors are immune from charges of bribery or corruption if they accept expensive gifts and favours in return for prescribing drugs promoted by pharmaceutical companies.