Martin Shkreli

The NHS drugs price rip-off shows us why the ‘free market’ in pharmaceuticals is a myth

Extortionate hikes in drugs prices make for powerful headlines, as the Competition and Markets Authority’s provisional ruling against the Canadian …

NHS

Canadian drug company under fire in U.K. after raising drug price 6,000%

Britain’s competition watchdog is accusing a Canadian drug company of making tens of millions of dollars by overcharging the British healthcare …

World News

This Canadian drug company overcharged Britain’s health provider by 100 million pounds – VICE News

Canadian drug company Concordia International has overcharged Britain’s national health provider by more than 100 million pounds over the last decade for the sale of a life-altering thyroid drug, according to the country’s competition watchdog.<p>In 2016, the National Health Service was slapped with a …

Pharma

RZA and Mathematics: 'Some people forgot we said Wu-Tang was forever'

“I’ve made up my mind. I won’t fail.”<p>There's a bold statement on the intro of <i>Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues,</i> which enlists the help of an old kung-fu …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Juror Secrets Are Few as Lawyers Mine Online Treasure Trove

As in any U.S. trial, jurors in the case of a Turkish banker accused of laundering money for Iran will be warned to stay off social media and not to …

Business

Is a Deal in the Works for Turkish Businessman Implicated in Iran Sanctions Case?

Before he was accused of masterminding a multibillion dollar sanctions-busting scheme involving gold sales to Iran in exchange for oil and gas, Reza …

Corruption

For Malaysia, the Dream of TPP is Turning into a Nightmare

Trade growth claims in Malaysian government-commissioned pro-TPPA reports were premised on access to the U.S. market, which is no longer on offer with <b>TPP11</b>, now called the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for TPP (CPATPP).<p>However, the most onerous aspects — such as enhanced intellectual …

Taiwan

The 8 best poop stories of 2017

It's been a real shit year.<p>Celebrating the hot trash fire that was 2017, we've rounded up a bunch of crap stories that occurred throughout the …

The Daily Chimp for Saturday, 18 November 2017

<b>The Daily Chimp for Saturday, 18 November 2017</b><p>The 25 most recent front page posts<p><b>William Rivers Pitt</b> | <b>Worse Than Jeff Sessions? Let's Not Find Out</b><br>I …

Liberal View

How to be a gentleman: 5 easy tips to up your game and win at life

How to be a gentleman: 5 easy tips to up your game and win at life<p>A lot has been about how to be a gentleman. And we know being one in the day and …

Relationships

RZA tells us why he ‘will always respect’ Martin Shkreli for ‘making history’ with Wu-Tang Clan album

"Even with all the negative things he's done, for music there's something positive there"<p>Wu-Tang Clan‘s RZA has said that he will ‘always respect’ …

Wu-Tang Clan

Article: Trump's HHS Pick Alex Azar Is the Worst Pharma Bro of All

From Our Future<p>Alex Azar, former president, Lilly USA and former Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Health<br>(Image by YouTube, Channel: Veeva Systems …

Liberal View

“Fake news” has become a business model, researchers argue

Security experts have warned that disinformation campaigns are leading to “pump and dump” runs on cryptocurrencies<p>This week Theresa May used a speech …

Felix Dennis

The furore around Zoella’s teenage tweets proves how low we've set the bar for public shaming

Where did the dragons go? I remember when the Internet was a sword used to bring the most heinous people to justice. Those who quite rightly deserved their comeuppance. Y’know. Dragons. The Martin Shkreli’s of the world. People for whom there was no doubt that they were indeed bastards, and …

Meditation

Does Twitter Really Want to Solve its Harassment Problem?

With the recent rollout of yet another set of anti-harassment initiatives, it looks like Twitter is beginning to take its reputation as a haven for …

Liberal View

Fake news is more than a political battlecry

This week, British Prime Minister Theresa May came out and attacked Russia’s attempt to “weaponize information” in hostile actions against western …

Propaganda

How Big Pharma Sandbags Generic Competition

Drug companies are always figuring out creative ways to sustain high prices on brand-name medications. In the latest twist, Allergan this fall transferred the patents covering its eyedrop Restasis to the sovereign St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, admitting outright that its goal was to prevent the patents …

Pharma

Gene Editors, Cancer Killers And Smartphone Apps: The 2018 30 Under 30 In Healthcare

The drug business has long been allergic to youth. But take a look at this year’s 30 Under 30 in healthcare, and you’ll see that’s starting to change.<p>Take Leah Sibener and Marvin Gee, both 26, who were working in the laboratory of Stanford biologist Chris Garcia when they developed the foundation …

13 of the best business books of 2017

You know you want to sharpen your business acumen, but there are so many business books published each year it can be a bit overwhelming to try to …

Ray Dalio

Weinstein hires celebrated New York criminal lawyer

Harvey Weinstein has hired one of America's most celebrated criminal defense lawyers to represent him in New York, a spokesperson for the disgraced …

Corruption

No one wants 280 characters, Twitter, we want Nazis offline

The ability to formulate a 280-character tweet was, until recently, a gift bestowed to only a select few, but now the majority of Twitter users can …

Richard Spencer

Best Business Books 2017: Narratives

Bethany McLean reviews the best business books of the year that take the form of narratives, and they focus on issues of crime and punishment -- or …

Wu-Tang Clan

Trump's response to 11-minute Twitter deletion? An 'impact' tweet

Twitter blames a departing employee for a brief outage of the president's personal account. Soon enough, Trump himself weighs in.<p>It was an absence that lasted just 11 minutes, but it got everyone's attention.<p>For that length of time on Thursday -- about as much as it takes to make a pot of coffee -- …

Social Media

Experiencing the Arctic

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Trayvon Martin

Can The Feds Nail The Fentanyl Billionaire?

It may have been one of the most tasteless costumes ever. According to federal prosecutors, a video prepared for the 2015 national sales meeting of Insys Therapeutics, the maker of a fast-acting form of the narcotic fentanyl called Subsys, featured company vice president Alec Burlakoff dressed up …

Corruption

Unable to Pay, Drug Developer Humanigen Is in Talks With Lenders

Humanigen Inc., jailed fraudster Martin Shkreli’s final foray in the pharmaceutical industry, is circling the drain, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Wednesday.<p>The company is unable to pay lenders that bailed it out of bankruptcy and is in talks about alternative asset-based …

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

6 Halloween costumes inspired by PR crises

If you’re looking for Halloween-costume inspiration, look no further than PR calamities.Crises such as a terrible marketing idea that evokes consumer …

Public Relations

News Highlights: Top Company News of the Day

Facebook Profit Jumps 79%<p>Facebook said third-quarter profit jumped 79% on its continued dominance in online advertising, as the social media giant's aggressive pursuit of growth drew scrutiny Wednesday from lawmakers investigating alleged Russian propagandists' activity on Facebook.<p>Facebook Needs …

Markets

Indictments Of, By and For Hope

Hope-filled activism is what gets us beyond Donald Trump regime.

Liberal View

Repulsed by Whitefish Energy? Maybe You Also Hate Capitalism.

Most evil under capitalism is banal, and if you’re angry with Whitefish there’s a strong chance you might also not be too happy about the behavior of …

Liberal View