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Scientist who genetically modified babies faces punishment after acting illegally, Chinese authorities confirm

January 22, 2019
Manufacturing and Production China, He Jiankui, crispr, ethics, gene editing

Chinese state media have confirmed that He Jiankui, the scientist who claimed to have genetically modified babies to prevent them …


The pharmaceutical ethics of drug-price increases

October 30, 2015
Medical Communications, Research and Development Drug pricing, Turing Pharma, ethics

What is an ‘ethical’ price for a drug?Last month Turing Pharmaceuticals, a start-up run by a former hedge-fund manager, raised …

Watermeadow’s continued commitment to ethical publications

July 1, 2013
Medical Communications CMPP, Medical Writer, Qualification, Watermeadow Medical, Writer, agency, editor, ethical, ethics, medical editor, medical writing, publication specialist, publications

As part of Watermeadow Medical’s commitment to ethical publications, five more of its editorial staff have qualified as Certified Medical …

Pharma pays doctors £40m

April 9, 2013
Sales and Marketing ABPI, Bad pharma, ethics

Health professionals received £40 million in payments from pharma companies last year, according to new figures released by the ABPI.This …

AstraZeneca to stop paying for international conference trips

June 2, 2011
Medical Communications, Sales and Marketing AstraZeneca, congresses, ethics

AstraZeneca will no longer pay for doctors to attend international conferences. The move is the latest development in the industry’s …

Ethical practices – pharma’s obligation

March 8, 2011
Research and Development, Sales and Marketing ethics, industry relations, industry reputation

Pharmaceutical companies are not charities, and neither is any other business, by definition. Capitalism as a recognised system has been …

European Commission eyes pharma ethics

September 27, 2010
Research and Development, Sales and Marketing European Commission, corporate responsibility, ethics

The European Commission is to examine corporate responsibility in the pharmaceutical industry with the aim of developing a series of …


Patient group sponsorship and transparency criticised

August 16, 2010
Sales and Marketing EMA, ethics, patient groups, transparency

High rates of sponsorship from pharma groups for patient groups have been criticised in a new report. The report from …

Novo ethics tools

Digital Pharma: Novo Nordisk’s online ethics tools

June 8, 2010
Medical Communications, Sales and Marketing Novo Nordisk, compliance, ethics

Two new e-learning tools have been launched to help shed some light on ethical grey areas and give individuals a …

CME Spotlight: Restoring confidence

February 25, 2010
Medical Communications CME, CME Spotlight, Eugene Pozniak, ethics

As John Maynard Keynes said: “The long term doesn’t matter very much, because in the long run, we are all …

CME Spotlight: Raising the quality of published research

January 13, 2010
Medical Communications CME, CME Spotlight, Eugene Pozniak, ethics

A few years ago I met someone who worked at a car factory and he described in detail how the …

Pharma will have to disclose every trial undertaken

November 12, 2009
Sales and Marketing IFPMA, ethics

 A new international code of conduct has been issued requiring pharma firms to disclose every clinical trial they undertake.The measure …

CME Spotlight: Moving CME forward in Europe

October 15, 2009
Medical Communications CME, CME Spotlight, Eugene Pozniak, ethics

As a young advertising account exec in the early nineties I was once told not to concern myself with any …

GlaxoSmithKline to reform US medical education funding

September 23, 2009
Medical Communications CME, US, ethics

 GlaxoSmithKline has announced a major shift in its policy for paying for medical education programmes for doctors in the US.The …

Publication bias still evident in US trials database

September 18, 2009
Medical Communications, Sales and Marketing ethics

 A study showing that two-thirds of clinical trials included in the US national register had no record of their primary …

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