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Caught On Camera: For Bribes, Doctors Will Prescribe You Anything

All India | Reported by Sonal Mehrotra | Updated: August 12, 2014 Click to Expand & Play NDTV’s hidden camera expose proves that doctors blatantly violate guidelines in exchange for kickbacks from pharma firms New Delhi:  Why do doctors prescribe a branded drug when… Continue Reading →

WHO faces civil society ire for ties with pharma-backed norm setting body

Rema Nagarajan,TNN | May 25, 2014, 06.23 AM IST   The World Health Organization is drawing flak from public health organizations for its participation in a pharmaceuticalindustry backed conference, which they say aims to serve only business interests.  NEW DELHI: At the… Continue Reading →

Ireland – Mass Grave of Dead Babies Used as Guinea Pigs for Pharma Company

Thousands of children in Irish care homes at centre of ‘baby graves scandal’ were used in secret vaccine trials in the 1930s Scientists secretly gave 2,051 children and babies diphtheria vaccine They were used as guinea pigs for drugs giant… Continue Reading →

Who Is Behind the Pain Killer Epidemic? Big Pharma, Of Course

The FDA approved Zohydro, with five to 10 times the abuse potential as its predecessor, OxyContin. Photo Credit: Artem Furman / Shutterstock.com May 6, 2014  | There is good news and bad news when it comes to the nation’s decade-long opioid/heroin… Continue Reading →

#India – Doctors’ bodies out of medical code of ethics ? #Healthcare #WTFnews

Health care activist Ravi Duggal speaks to dna on Medical Council of India’s (MCI) bizarre decision to keep doctors’ bodies out of medical code of ethics. Duggal, who is part of the People’s Health Movement, said the move will lead… Continue Reading →

6 Drugs Whose Dangerous Risks Were Buried So Big Pharma Could Make Money

New meds are rushed to the market so industry can start making money even before safety has been determined. January 15, 2014  |  Editor’s note: The following article is a follow up to a previous AlterNet piece about drugs whose dangerous… Continue Reading →

Doctors’ freebies to be Taxed :-) #Goodnews

  C Unnikrishnan, TNN Aug 7, 2012, 03.56AM IST MUMBAI: The income-tax (I-T) department will tax the amount pharmaceutical and allied health sector industries spend on freebies for medical practitioners and their professional associations. Those who accept the freebies will also… Continue Reading →

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