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The ‘world’s pharmacy’ is failing its own

Why is India undermining its reputation by providing shoddy drugs to Indians? asks Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

Filed in: Aids Health India Pharmaceuticals

One company stands between humanity and access to the hep C cure

Gilead Sciences’ high prices are putting life-saving pills out of patients’ reach, says Chelsea Radler.

Filed in: Health Pharmaceuticals

Evergreening and how Big Pharma keeps drug prices high

Drug companies keep a tight leash on patenting, depriving tax-payers of millions each year. Deborah Gleeson and Hazel Moir explore the issue.

Filed in: Pharmaceuticals

Debt-ridden students turn to drug trial money

Are pharmaceutical companies exploiting the poor, or is being a human guinea pig just a clever way to fund college?

Filed in: Education Pharmaceuticals

Is our failure to invest in an Ebola cure ‘morally bankrupt’ or financially prudent?

Governments and big pharmaceutical companies have a shared responsibility, argues Natalie Nezhati.

Filed in: Pharmaceuticals

There’s now a cure for hepatitis C… but most can’t afford it

Profit-focused drug companies are failing the ill, says Nick Harvey.

Filed in: Health Medicine Pharmaceuticals Poverty

Cheap drugs and the millionaire whistleblower

Sandhya Srinivasan writes from India on the curious tale of Dinesh Thakur and the generics maker Ranbaxy.

Filed in: Ethics India Pharmaceuticals

Looking East: could meditation help cure the West's addiction to antidepressants?

Mischa Wilmers asks whether mindfulness meditation could offer a safer, more effective alternative to pharmaceuticals.

Filed in: Mental Health Pharmaceuticals

Malaria battles in Sierra Leone

Bankolay Turay comments from Freetown on the tussle between traditional beliefs and pharmaceuticals in treating the epidemic.

Filed in: Health Pharmaceuticals Poverty Sierra Leone

Corporates cashing in on mental-health diagnosis

Some of the experts who put together a popular psychiatry manual have fingers in Big Pharma pies, reports Adam McGibbon.

Filed in: Corporations Health Medicine Mental Health Pharmaceuticals

India celebrates Novartis ruling

It is refreshing to hear a piece of good news that will impact on people living in poverty across the globe, writes Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

Filed in: Health India Law Pharmaceuticals Poverty

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