HPV vaccine issues trigger health notice: Japan has issued a nationwide notice that cervical cancer vaccinations should no longer be recommended for girls aged 12 to 16 because several adverse reactions

Speaking out: Mika Matsufuji (center), who represents a parents’ association of cervical cancer vaccination victims, answers reporters’ questions Friday at the health ministry in Tokyo. | KYODO Kyodo Jun 15, 2013 Article history Online: Jun 15, 2013 Print: Jun 16,… Read More ›

‘Medical stocks are down by 90 percent’: Greece accuses pharma giants of slashing imports

Published time: February 28, 2013 01:36                                                                             AFP Photo / Louisa Gouliamaki The Greek government has reportedly accused 50 leading pharmaceutical companies of cutting off supplies of key medications to the country, sparking a run on pharmacies. Drug companies say… Read More ›

Insight: In India, gift-giving drives drug makers’ marketing: shower Indian doctors with gifts, posh junkets abroad, and cash payments disguised as consultancy or other types of fees

By Frederik JoelvingPosted 2012/09/17 at 7:20 am EDT MUMBAI, Sep. 17, 2012 (Reuters) — Sales representatives for Abbott Laboratories Inc’s Indian subsidiaries know what it takes to get a doctor to prescribe the drugs they market: a coffee maker, perhaps,… Read More ›