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Why Glaxo Won't Pay Doctors To Sell Its Drugs Anymore

Doctors talking up drugs to other doctors has been quite lucrative for pharmaceutical companies — and the physicians who moonlight as their salesmen.<p>Drugmakers learned long ago that deputized doctors were effective pitchmen. A doctor paid by a company to give a dinner speech or to chat over lunch …

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Teenager Pays $735 For A Picture Of An Xbox One

English teenager Peter Clatworthy made some very bad decisions during an Xbox One auction on eBay, paying £450 (USD$735) and not even getting a …

Sardinia floods kill at least 16 as Italy declares state of emergency on island

At least 16 people, including a family of four trapped in their ground-floor flat, have died in Sardinia after torrential rains and a cyclone caused rivers to burst their banks.<p>The Italian prime minister, Enrico Letta, described the fatalities as a "national tragedy", and the government declared a …

Sydney Opera House 40th anniversary concert – review

There’s no doubt about Sydney Opera House’s pulling power. People are queueing the length of the harbour to get into the concert to celebrate the building’s 40th birthday – despite the fact that the show takes place in the open air, on the forecourt rather than inside.<p>The bill is eclectic, opening …