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Discussion in 'XMRV Research and Replication Studies' started by natasa778, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. natasa778

    natasa778 Senior Member

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    Glaxo Smith Kline has just been fined 3 billion dollars for bribery and corruption.

    Merck is currently being sued by health insurance companies for fraud and misrespresentation of efficacy data of their mumps vaccine.

    Merck has also been ordered to pay $950 million to settle criminal and civil charges for illegally promoting the painkiller Vioxx.


    Just saying....
     
  2. free at last

    free at last Senior Member

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    Damm Natasa, thats certainly not conspiracy theorys. Big money breeds big corruption it seems. Many on here are perhaps a little too trusting of pharma maybe ? Lets not forget Scientists are working for these big pharma companys. I wonder how much they know or dont know of these type things ? food for thought. over to you biophile
     
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  3. natasa778

    natasa778 Senior Member

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    Oh and there is of course Pfizer (sorry for leaving you out guys! :)


    http://www.washingtonpost.com/busin...426f5e-e0b6-11e1-8fc5-a7dcf1fc161d_story.html

    Why even bother with propaganda when you can bribe your way in...
     
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    At least they got caught. Makes you wonder what they haven't been fined for though - bit like the Banks and any other's in business. And of course the fines themselves raise questions like are they too little and will they have the desired effect. Is regulation sufficient as it stands? Should more money be afford the regulators? Thin line between ethics and morality in business when you are outside looking in. The examples posted above and previously about the drug companies is clearly to be condemned as are the indifferent internal regulations of Banks with regard to compliance and regulation. Of course we talk about these institutions/organisations are sentient beings but it all comes down to people - who was responsible? what happened to them? Is it even possible to discern an individual or are these endemic practices? why did they happen? what were the pressures placed or felt on these people? why are drug company employees targeted with saving people's lives instead of generating profit? is it even appropriate for drug companies to be private enterprises? does it matter?
     

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