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Malaria Vaccine Isn't 'Perfect' But Will Help Save Children's Lives

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 04.30.2015 | Impact

LONDON (AP) — The world's leading malaria vaccine candidate appears to be a disappointment, with final study results showing it doesn't work very we...

First Ebola Vaccine Heads To Liberia

Reuters | Kate Kelland | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living

* First 300 vials to be used to start large Liberian trial * Epidemic appears to be waning, according to WHO * Drugs, va...

Alibaba, the Golden Child of China's Globalization Strategy

Roselyn Hsueh | Posted 12.15.2014 | World
Roselyn Hsueh

With the world increasingly and economically beholden to China and Chinese business, China's globalization strategy has won dividends at home and abroad.

The Body Electric

Dr. Kevin J. Tracey, MD | Posted 07.29.2014 | Science
Dr. Kevin J. Tracey, MD

Bioelectronic medicine (BEM) is the most recent medical revolution -- not an innovation or an improvement or a step up but a radical reimagining of our understanding that it should be possible to treat human illnesses using electrical signals to replace some drugs.

Why We Should Care About Changes In The Pharmaceutical Industry

Michael Hodin | Posted 07.13.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

The pharmaceutical sector is still struggling to find an operating model that will work in the 21st century. The shocking news of GlaxoSmithKline's sale of its cancer-drug business to Novartis -- and the many recent huge deals like it -- are the most recent evidence.

Novartis Signs Multi-Billion Dollar Deals With GlaxoSmithKline, Lilly

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 06.21.2014 | Business

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss pharmaceutical firm Novartis AG launched a major overhaul of its business Tuesday, unveiling a series of multibillion-dollar dea...

Drugmaker To End Controversial Practice

Reuters | Posted 02.16.2014 | Business

* GSK scrapping doctor payments for speaking engagements * Ending sales reps' targets globally following U.S. move * Com...

Beating HIV: We Have the Tools, and Must Stay the Course

Philippe Douste-Blazy | Posted 01.29.2014 | Impact
Philippe Douste-Blazy

My vision is for a World AIDS Day in the near future where we can say with pride that we have achieved universal access to treatment. This goal is within reach, but only by supporting important initiatives to make medicines available, appropriate, and affordable will we fully be able to grasp it.

Gay Man's Removal From Jury May Result In Landmark Decision

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

A legal battle between two rival pharmaceutical companies may consequentially resolve another, bigger debate: whether gays and lesbians may be exclude...

10 Companies Accused Of Bribing Foreign Countries

The Huffington Post | David Winograd | Posted 08.02.2013 | Business

It's sketchy business, bribing foreign officials -- sketchy enough that it's hard to believe some of America's most well-known companies have been ac...

Labor Surplus, Labor Shortage, and the Skills Gap Between

Dr. Gary M. Green | Posted 08.31.2013 | College
Dr. Gary M. Green

We have two significant problems with the job market in the current recovery -- a labor surplus and a labor shortage. High unemployment and a lack of ...

Charity Partners With Leading Drug Maker To Save More Lives

AP | Posted 07.09.2013 | Impact

NAIROBI, Kenya — One of the world's leading drug makers is partnering with Save the Children to save more lives in developing countries. GlaxoS...

International Corporate Volunteering: Rapidly Growing Trend to Advance People, Planet, Profits

Alice Korngold | Posted 05.04.2013 | Impact
Alice Korngold

The best way for companies to design and implement global pro bono programs that maximize the benefits of their ICV programs is through partnerships and collaboration.

A Drug-Maker's Ethical 'Mistakes'

Dana Radcliffe | Posted 10.06.2012 | Business
Dana Radcliffe

Pharmaceutical giant Glaxo made profits in ways that manipulated the choices of doctors and sometimes resulted in patients' being subjected to significant risks without their informed consent.

Drug Companies Drive the Psychiatric Drugging of Children

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 07.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

The health professions would do far more good stopping the drugging of children than continuing or increasing it. Ethical professionals need to work toward removing children from psychiatric drugs.

Drugmaker Completes Acquisition Of Human Genome Sciences

AP | LINDA A. JOHNSON | Posted 09.15.2012 | Business

TRENTON. N.J. (AP) — U.K. drug maker GlaxoSmithKline has secured its takeover of longtime partner Human Genome Sciences after agreeing to pay more, ...

Drug Company GlaxoSmithKline Puts American Values to Shame

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 07.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

The capacity of government and its citizens to sue entities such as pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline for fraudulent practices is a necessary part of the checks and balances needed to restrain personal and corporate greed.

Glaxo Gets a Slap on the Wrist

Larry Bodine | Posted 09.05.2012 | Business
Larry Bodine

After six years of bribing American doctors, pushing antidepressants on children and hiding the heart attack risk of a diabetes drug, the British drug Company GlaxoSmithKline LLC got a slap on the wrist this week.

How Not to Get Big Pharma to Change Its Ways

Robert Reich | Posted 09.05.2012 | Business
Robert Reich

The only way to get big companies like GSK to change their behavior is to make the individuals responsible feel the heat.

Drug Giant Settles Largest Health Care Fraud Case In U.S. History

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 09.01.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — GlaxoSmithKline LLC will pay $3 billion and plead guilty to promoting two popular drugs for unapproved uses and to failing to disc...

Do You Have Facebook Herpes?

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.24.2012 | Technology

The wake of the Facebook IPO has left the social network ripe for criticism. Mashable reports that a spoof of the now-infamous "timeline" update takes...

Actress Finds a New Stage

Aaron Hurst | Posted 06.26.2012 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

Claire Dixon uses her skills as a trained actress every day to tell the stories needed to drive social change around the world.

Big Pharma Company Battles To Buy Gene Science Firm

Reuters | Ben Hirschler | Posted 06.25.2012 | Science

By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline said on Wednesday its $2.6 billion bid for long-time partner Human Genome...

Inspectors General Save Taxpayers Billions, Earn Plaques From Eric Holder

Corbin Hiar | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics
Corbin Hiar

Government watchdogs identified potential savings of $87.2 billion in 2010 in investigations of everything from defective drugs to disaster loan fraud, according a study by the U.S. inspectors general oversight organization.

Encouraging Results In Malaria Vaccine Tests

AP | By MIKE STOBBE | Posted 12.18.2011 | World

ATLANTA -- The quest for the world's first malaria vaccine appears to have taken a big step: A study in Africa shows experimental shots cut the risk o...