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Ethical reputations of top pharma firms revealed

The latest ethical reputations of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies have been revealed, with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) emerging as big pharma's Mother Theresa, according to a recently-released compilation by Geneva-based ethical-monitoring firm Covalence. Interestingly, earning power and ethical nature do not…


Shifting Gears, GM Now Sees Green

Five years ago, General Motors Corp. gave the world the Hummer H2, a vehicle so fuel-thirsty that GM took advantage of a federal loophole that allowed the company not to publish its estimated mileage. Today, the No. 1 U.S. auto…


Uganda: Free solar mobile phone chargers for rural women

Pius Sawa writes about solar mobile phone chargers in Uganda: “Motorola company has introduced a new innovative technology of phone charging called Motorpower Kiosk.The project was launched on May 10th 2007 in Kampala. Each Motorpower kiosk is charged by a…


Pregnant Barista Facing Discrimination and Imminent Termination

Sisters and Brothers: Starbucks barista Christina Rosevear and her 19 month-old daughter need your help now. Christina recently learned that she was pregnant with her second child and she promptly informed the store manager at the Northern California Starbucks where…


Bangkok Blinks: Is A Merck Deal At Hand?

Thailand may revoke the compulsory license issued for a generic version of Merck’s Efavirenz AIDS drugs after upbeat talks with the drugmaker. Thailand’s Public Health Minister Mongkol na Songkhla says Merck reps proposed several options that could lead to a…


Coming soon: the shopping channel run by drug firms

Four of the world's biggest pharmaceutical companies are proposing to launch a television station to tell the public about their drugs, amid strenuous lobbying across Europe by the industry for an end to restrictions aimed at protecting patients. Pharma TV…

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