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Author: Amitabh Pal, In These Times
Some analysts, such as Jean Dréze, professor at the Delhi School of Economics and frequent collaborator with Nobel Prize winner Amartya Sen, add that the '90s saw a deceleration in the improvement of a number of social indicators, such as infant...
Author: Sixth ICAAP
Access to available HIV/AIDS therapy, particularly for women and children, will be a dominant theme at the Treatment and Care sessions of the Sixth ICAAP, says Dr Greg Dore, the Theme Chair for Treatment and Care at the conference.
Author: Adrian Michaels and David Firn, Financial Times
The lawsuit, filed on behalf of 30 Nigerian families, alleges Pfizer violated their human rights when it set up a clinic to give Trovan, an experimental antibiotic, to 200 children during a meningitis epidemic that swept the north of the country in...
Author: Save the Children
Author: BBC News
A group of Nigerian families has sued the drugs giant Pfizer following the deaths of 11 children and injury to others who are said to have taken part in tests of a drug to treat meningitis...The suit alleges that the drug company did not obtain consent...
- Related stories: "Dying for drugs": Alleged abuses by pharmaceutical cos.; failure to sell certain life-saving drugs at affordable price Pfizer lawsuit (re Nigeria)
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Author: The Sowetan [Johannesburg]
The government is offering free nevirapine to pregnant HIV-positive women in at least two health facilities in all nine provinces in an attempt to reduce the transmission of HIV to their babies. The government is paying for the drug though Boehringer...
- Related companies: Boehringer Ingelheim
Author: Chris Ayres, Times [London]
Kenneth Clarke is facing a World Health Organisation investigation into whether British American Tobacco, of which he is deputy chairman, put sugar and honey into cigarettes to attract under-age smokers.
- Related companies: British American Tobacco
Author: Greg Winter, New York Times Service, in International Herald Tribune
Just as it is in the United States, giving cigarettes to teenagers is illegal in many countries, including Albania. But while the practice has all but disappeared in America, it goes on in many developing nations, and Philip Morris is not the only...