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Biotech/Pharma - Social and Ethical
Fake Quote Scandal: Medical Marijuana Firm CEN Biotech Receives Major Setback 2/20/2015
Disneyland Measles Outbreak Casts Shadow on Anti-Vaccination Movement 1/21/2015
Was Your Company Hacked? Biotech Firms Rush To Deny FIN4 Breach 12/3/2014
As Apple (AAPL), Facebook Offer Egg Freezing, Debate Swirls 10/20/2014
Commentary: BioSpace (DHX) Readers Sound Off On Big Pharma Takeovers 6/12/2014
Author Insights: Some Clinical Trials Intended for Drug Marketing, Not Advancing Science 6/28/2011
Operator-Dependent Results Cloud Picture in FDA 2002 Approval of Medtronic, Inc. (MDT)'s BMP-2 12/29/2010
Dollars for Docs: Who's On Pharma's Top-Paid List? 11/2/2010
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Admits Misleading U.S. Motrin Recall 10/1/2010
Baxter International, Inc. (BAX) Says FDA Lung Drug Promotion Misleading 9/1/2010
Harvard University Tightens Rules on Faculty-Drug And Medical Device Maker Ties 7/21/2010
Watchdog Group is Urging a Federal Investigation of Vaccine Pricing Policies of Drugmakers Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) and Sanofi Pasteur (SASY.PA) 7/8/2010
Many Clinicians Maintain Positive Attitudes Toward Industry Marketing Activities 6/22/2010
Swine Flu Drug Advisors to World Health Organization Were Linked to Drug Makers Who Profited from Vaccines 6/8/2010
Fighting Bull Cloned For First Time In Spain 5/19/2010
13 Additional Stem Cell Lines Eligible For Federal Funding, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Says 4/28/2010
Useful Stroke Trials Left Unpublished, University of Edinburgh Study 4/22/2010
Pfizer Inc. (PFE) Gave Docs $35 Million In Last Half Of 2009 4/1/2010
Scandalous Science: Scientists Cheating On Data 2/19/2010
Are Big Pharmaceutical Companies Exploiting The Recession? 2/9/2010
Are Stem Cell Scientists Sabotaging Rivals' Work, National Institute for Medical Research in London Study 2/3/2010
NY Governor David Paterson To Limit Pharma Influence Over Docs 1/26/2010
World Health Organization Denies Drugs Firms Swayed Its Flu Decisions 1/26/2010
Researchers Find Study of Medical Marijuana Discouraged 1/19/2010
Feds Eye 'Pay-for-Delay' Deals That Keep Generic Drugs Off the Market 1/14/2010
Senate Rejects Importation Of Prescription Drugs; Sen. Dorgan: Drug Industry Swayed Importation Vote 12/16/2009
Senator Questions Industry Money From Drug and Device Manufacturers to Medical Groups 12/11/2009
Anthrax Study Controversially Cancelled By Oklahoma State University President 12/8/2009
Genentech (South SF) (DNA) Puts Words In The Mouths Of Politicians 11/17/2009
Reports On Pfizer Inc. (PFE) Drug Studies Misleading, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) And Bloomberg School of Public Health Researchers Report 11/12/2009
Outrage as Doctors' Group Allows Coca-Cola to Sponsor Health Advice 11/6/2009
How Drug Advertising Restrictions Could Benefit the Industry 11/6/2009
Drug Company-sponsored Events For Health Professionals Fail To Disclose Financial Ties, Analysis Finds 11/3/2009
Getting The FDA To Share What It Knows About Drugs, FDA Researchers Report Information Lost Between Review and Drug Label 10/22/2009
Surgeons Fail To Disclose Financial Conflicts, Children's Hospital Boston Study 10/8/2009
A Potential But Controversial Fix For Genetic Disease; Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Lab Produces Monkeys With 2 Mothers 8/27/2009
Arms Expert Warns New Mind Drugs Eyed By Military 8/20/2009
No, Medical Advertising Isn't Just A Big Waste 8/19/2009
Detecting Bias In The Reporting Of Clinical Trials, University of Leicester Study 8/19/2009
Should Fat People Pay More for Health Care? 8/18/2009
FDA Steps Up Efforts To Prevent Non-compliant Investigators And Others From Participating In New Product Development 8/10/2009
Novartis AG Says CEO's Holiday Home Set On Fire And Mom's Ashes Stolen By Activists 8/6/2009
Doubts Over Stem Cell Images Prompt New Inquiry At University of Minnesota's Stem Cell Institute 8/6/2009
Medical Papers by Ghostwriters Pushed Wyeth (WYE) Therapy 8/5/2009
Pharma And Medical Device Funding For Medical Classes Draws Scrutiny From Congress 7/30/2009
FDA Warns Abbott Laboratories (ABT) On Magic Johnson DVD For HIV Drug 7/23/2009
Bio And Medical Device Companies Come To Grips With Gift Ban 6/26/2009
Pharma Lobbying Money: Who's Spending What Fighting Healthcare Reform 6/23/2009
Pfizer Inc. (PFE) Violated Own Rules to Hide Depression Drug Studies 6/15/2009
Medical Industry Showers Department Of Defense With Free Travel; Prompting Conflict of Interest Concerns, Center for Public Integrity and Northwestern University Report 6/12/2009
A Reminder That Pharma Doesn't Want to See You Cured 6/3/2009
Suit: Pfizer Inc. (PFE) Docs Ran the National Institutes of Health (NIH)'s Cholesterol Education Program 5/29/2009
Small Drug Promo Items May Influence Young Doctors, University of Pennsylvania Study 5/12/2009
Harvard Medical School Professors are Paid Big Bucks by Big Pharma to Push Meds 5/7/2009
Seoul National University Experts Claim to Have Cloned Glowing Dogs 4/29/2009
Institute of Medicine Calls for Doctors to Stop Taking Gifts From Drug Makers 4/29/2009
Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) Accused of 'Ghost Writing' Medical Article 4/24/2009
FDA to OK Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BRL)'s Morning-after Pill Plan B for 17-Year-Olds 4/23/2009
Vermont Doctors Get $2.9M Cash, Gifts From Drugmakers 4/17/2009
Pfizer Inc. (PFE) Probes Release of Viagra Boxer Shorts to Irish Doctors 4/16/2009
Ethical Questions Over Harvesting Dead Son's Sperm 4/13/2009
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Will Ban Gifts From Drug Companies 4/8/2009
Stanford University School of Medicine Faculty Must Reveal Industry Income 4/2/2009
Medical Leaders To Propose Curbs On Conflict Of Interest 4/1/2009
Mylan Inc. (MYL) Execs Get 41% Raise; CEO Takes Company Jet on Vacation for "Security" Reasons 4/1/2009
Are Doctors' Loyalties Divided? Company-Funded UW Courses Often Favor Medicine, Leave Out Side Effects 3/31/2009
Sting Operation Exposes Gaps in Oversight of Human Experiments 3/27/2009
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Increases Disclosure Of MD Payments 3/26/2009
JAMA Demands Silence From Those Who Find Conflicts Among Its Authors 3/24/2009
National Division of Advertising: Novartis Corporation (NVS)'s Excedrin Ads Are Misleading; It Mostly Doesn't Work in "15 Minutes or Less" 3/20/2009
FDA Commish to Employees: Keep Quiet or Else! 3/18/2009
A Few States Buck Stem Cell Trend With Bans 3/17/2009
Medical Industry Faces Tough New Regs in Massachusetts 3/13/2009
Congressional “Sting” Operation Uncovered by Coast IRB, LLC 3/12/2009
Clinical Trial Fraud Detected by Coast IRB, LLC, Reported to Federal and State Authorities 3/11/2009
Mass. Doctor From Baystate Medical Center Accused Of Fabricating Pain Studies 3/11/2009
Obama to End Stem Cell Ban Monday But to Leave Some Issues to Congress 3/9/2009
Is Drug Company Money Tainting Medical Education? 3/6/2009
Drugs for Normal Cognitive Decline Possible, Columbia University Researchers Announce 3/5/2009
Negative Data on Seroquel Allegedly Suppressed by Drugmaker AstraZeneca PLC (AZN) 3/2/2009
Feds Searching for AM2PAT CEO in Case of Tainted Syringes 2/27/2009
Novo Nordisk A/S (NVO) Executive Compensation: A Picture of Modesty (Except for the Car Expenses) 2/23/2009
Seroquel Trial: Allegations of Sex-for-Secrets; AstraZeneca PLC (AZN) Wants Papers Sealed 2/23/2009
Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) Encourages Its Members to Adopt Code of Conduct to Govern Interactions With Healthcare Professionals 2/20/2009
Psychiatrists May Cut Some Ties To Drug Firms 2/9/2009
FDA Seeks Plans To Reduce Misuse Of Painkillers 2/9/2009
University of Maryland Hospital, Medical School Set Limits On Gifts From Pharmaceutical Firms 2/4/2009
Obama Hit By Withdrawal Of Health Nominee Daschle 2/4/2009
Half Of Australian Women Drink Throughout Pregnancy, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research Study 1/23/2009
Pfizer Inc. (PFE)’s New Rat-Vomit Ad Raises Questions About Where Drugs Really Come From 1/21/2009
Tight Times Stir People's Interest in Drug-trial Jobs 1/16/2009
Roche (RHHBY) Fraud Case Exposes Corruption Encouraged by Drug Pricing Politics 1/15/2009
Pfizer Inc. (PFE) Paid Medical Director for State-Funded Anti-Smoking Campaign 1/13/2009
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Stops Corporate Political Contributions 12/23/2008
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (EW) to Disclose Financial Relationships With U.S. Physicians 12/23/2008
NJ Lawmakers Advance Medical Marijuana Bill 12/16/2008
Pfizer Inc. (PFE) Donated to Senators Who Supported H-1B Visa Expansion 12/16/2008
Wyeth (WYE) Said to Pay Ghostwriters for Journal Articles 12/12/2008
Drugmakers to Note Actors, Make Other Ad Changes 12/11/2008
Strict Gift Rules Slated For Biotech, Pharma, and Medical Device Companies in Massachusetts 12/10/2008
Cleveland Clinic To Disclose Drug & Device Ties 12/3/2008
Novo Nordisk A/S (NVO) Taps Stem Cells In Hunt For Diabetes Cure 10/23/2008
Oct. 27 Event at Stanford University School of Medicine Will Launch Construction of Nation’s Largest Stem Cell Research Facility 10/22/2008
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Suspends Emory University Grant Amid Questions Over Pharma Payments 10/16/2008
FDA Will Look Into Scientist's Possible Conflict; Feds To Probe Possible Conflict In BPA Review 10/15/2008
Researchers Find Easier Way To Make Stem Cells, Harvard Stem Cell Institute Study 10/13/2008
Experts Conclude Pfizer Inc. (PFE) Manipulated Studies 10/8/2008
Safer Embryonic-Like Stem Cells Created By Harvard University Researchers 9/26/2008
Bay Area DNA Decoding Company, 23andMe, Inc. Gets More Personal 9/26/2008
Australia Mulls Patent On South Korea Stem Cell Data; Fake Cloning Scientist Hwang Woo-Suk May Get Embryonic Stem Cell Patent 9/24/2008
Eli Lilly and Company (LLY) Plans To Disclose Payments To Doctors 9/24/2008
For Dinner: Genetically Altered Super Chicken;FDA Issues Rules For Genetically Modified Animals 9/19/2008
Australia's National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Issues First License To Clone Human Embryos 9/17/2008
FACTBOX: Companies Named In China Baby Powder Scandal 9/17/2008
Clones' Offspring May Be In Food Supply 9/3/2008
Presidential Elections Will Force Stem Cell Showdown 8/28/2008
Quick Harvesting Of Hearts Raises Ethics Questions, New England Journal of Medicine 8/14/2008
Several "Disturbing Elements" To Potential HHS Rule That Could Limit Birth Control Access, Opinion Piece Says 8/8/2008
HHS Chief Denies New Rule To Attack Contraception 8/8/2008
RNL Bio Scientists Clone Five Puppies From Dead Pet 8/6/2008
Treating the Pill as Abortion, Draft Regulation in Department of Health and Human Services Stirs Debate 7/31/2008
Human Embryonic Stem Cells Developed from 4-Cell Embryo in Vrije Universiteit Brussel Study; World First May Lessen Ethical Concerns 7/10/2008
Fringe Autism Treatment Could Get Federal Study, National Institute of Mental Health Support 7/9/2008
Michigan: End the Stem Cell Ban 7/8/2008
Human-Pig Hybrid Embryos Given Go-Ahead for Warwick Medical School Study 7/1/2008
French Near-Death Case Stirs Debate On Organ Donors, Assistance Publique-Hopitaux de Paris (AP-HP) Investigates 6/11/2008
Group Petitions FDA To Ban Some Food Colorings 6/4/2008
Brazil's Top Court Oks Embryonic Cell Research 5/30/2008
The Salford City Council Card That Lets You Choose Death 5/22/2008
Bay Area Biotech Company BioArts to Auction Chances to Clone a Dog; Bidding to Start at $100,000 5/21/2008
New Meaning For The Term 'Computer Bug': Genetically Altered Bacteria For Data Storage, Davidson College And Missouri Western State University Study 5/21/2008
Paladin Labs Inc. (CC:PLB): Plan B(R) Emergency Contraceptive Now Over the Counter in Canada 5/16/2008
Here Come The Designer Babies, Cornell University Study 5/13/2008
Federal Appeals Court Won't Yet Overturn "Plan B" Ruling 5/2/2008
Pharmaceutical Safety: If A Drug Has FDA's OK, Should You Be Able To Sue? -- Editorial, Opinion Piece 4/28/2008
Lung Cancer Investigator "Discloses" Funding of Tobacco Money 4/3/2008
Study Signals Dutch Switch To Drugs From Euthanasia 3/21/2008
New Stem Cell Technique Improves Genetic Alteration, University of California, Irvine Study 3/10/2008
South Korean Biotech Company RNL Bio Receives First Order for Pet Clone 2/18/2008
Researcher Admits Leaking Diabetes Study 1/31/2008
Abortion Provider Must Turn Over Files 1/31/2008
Medical Marijuana Vending Machines Open in L.A. 1/30/2008
Indian Police Probe Transplant Ring; Kidneys Removed From Poor Laborers And Sold To Wealthy Clients 1/29/2008
California Employers Can Fire Medical Marijuana Users 1/25/2008
Green Light For Hybrid Research; King's College London and Newcastle University to Begin Study 1/17/2008
Study Probes Why US Blacks Wary Of Medical Trials 1/16/2008
FDA Declares Cloned Meat, Milk Safe 1/15/2008
Stem Cell Institute Bows to State, Hikes Payback Rules for Grant Recipients 8/20/2007
Ethics & Clinical Trials: Debate Hots up Again 7/30/2007
Med Researchers Research Med Research, Cornell University Study 5/16/2007
Stem Cell Bill Approved by Senate 4/12/2007
California Stem Cell Research Is Upheld by Appeals Court 2/27/2007
U.S. Couple Defend Halting Disabled Daughter's Growth 1/4/2007
Creepy Art Increases Heart Patients' Blood Pressure 1/3/2007
FDA OK May Spark 'Clone-Free' Labels 1/2/2007
Pet Owners May Be Less Healthy 12/29/2006
FDA Says Food From Cloned Animals Is Safe To Eat 12/29/2006
Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BRL)'s Emergency Contraceptive Plan B Pill Now Readily Available At Pharmacies Nationwide 12/7/2006
Fertility Industry Booms Online 11/27/2006
Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BRL)'s Plan B(R) OTC Now Available In Pharmacies Nationwide 11/17/2006
US Closes Racial Gap On Child Vaccinations 9/15/2006
Gates Foundation Gives $68 Million To Fight Tropical Diseases 9/15/2006
Alcohol Use Helps Boost Income: Study 9/14/2006
Iranian Doctors Say They Cloned A Sheep 8/9/2006
Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BRL): FDA To "Act Quickly" On Plan B 8/9/2006
Journal Won't Bar Authors On Drug Makers Payrolls 8/8/2006
Body Business Booms To Meet Exhibitions' Needs; Source Of Cadavers Becoming Bone Of Contention 8/8/2006
Plan B Decision Made Before Data Review 8/4/2006
Plan B Pill Snarls FDA Nominee Hearings 8/2/2006
FDA, Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BRL) To Meet August 8 On Morning-After Pill 8/2/2006
FDA, Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BRL) To Meet On "Morning-after Pill" Status 7/31/2006
South Korean Scientist Denies Embezzling; Part Of Money Spent On Cloning Mammoths 7/26/2006
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Researchers Transform Stem Cells Found In Human Fat Into Smooth Muscle Cells 7/25/2006
Banking Baby Teeth For Stem Cells? - Scientists Skeptical 7/25/2006
EU Agrees Limited Funds For Stem Cell Research 7/24/2006
Some FDA Scientists Claim Interference 7/21/2006
JAMA: Misled Again By Authors 7/20/2006
President Bush Uses First-Ever Veto To Kill Stem Cell Bill 7/20/2006
Medical Story's Authors Had Ties To Company 7/20/2006
Mylan Laboratories Inc. (MYL) Calls For End To Abusive Practices That Delay Access To Affordable Pharmaceuticals 7/20/2006
Panel Gives CMAJ Editorial Independence 7/18/2006
Stem Cell Bill, If OK'd, Faces Likely Veto 7/17/2006
Diarrhea Treatment Grown In Transgenic Rice Raises Uproar In Peru 7/14/2006
Drinking Tea May Stave Off Bile Stones And Cancer 7/10/2006
Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) Gets US Vaccine-Panel Backing For Cervical Cancer Shot 6/29/2006
Calif. Lawmakers Reject Assisted-Suicide Bill 6/28/2006
Disgraced South Korean Cloning Expert Plans To Resume Research 6/28/2006
Iced Marijuana Tea To Debut In British Health Food Shops 6/27/2006
BioEden, Inc. Launches the First Baby Tooth Stem Cell Bank 6/27/2006
Having An Older Brother Raises A Male's Chances Of Being Gay 6/27/2006
Chinese Scientists Ask US Journal To Withdraw Letter On Human Bird Flu Case 6/23/2006
Mixing Animal, Human Cells Gets Exotic 6/19/2006
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Scientist Might Have Received Payments For Tissue Samples; Refuses To Answer Questions 6/15/2006
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Scientist Under Investigation For Giving False Information 6/13/2006
Beer Ingredient May Fight Prostate Cancer 6/12/2006
Reducing Accent Opens Career Options 6/12/2006
Growth Hormone Is Latest Bombshell To Hit Baseball 6/9/2006
Scientists Breed Allergy-Free Kitty 6/8/2006
Australian Research Breakthrough In Growing Human Organs 6/7/2006
Harvard University Researchers To Clone Human Embryos 6/7/2006