Big Pharma Companies are Exploiting the World’s Poor

Medicines are not evolving as fast as the multinational companies would like them to. Many drugs which have been around for a while don’t generate any more income because the costs of the patents have already been written off. So in order to make money, big companies nowadays are constantly looking for new opportunities and […]

Google Joins the Pharmaceutical Industry

Google Joins the Pharmaceutical Industry

Story Highlights Google, the world’s most widely used internet search engine, restructured itself to give semi-independence to its many subsidiary organizations under a new umbrella entity called Alphabet. Two of the divisions are focused on the business of medicine and operate in partnership with some of the world’s most powerful pharmaceutical companies that develop and […]

Pharmaceutical Fraud

The story I’m going to tell today begins just before the turn of the century. The year is 1999 and Merck has brought a new pain killer onto the market called Vioxx. According to a paper published in the British Medical Journal, since the early development of Vioxx some scientists at Merck were concerned that […]