The sheep’s clothing of tobacco giant Philip Morris

The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World claims to strive for a ‘smoke-free world’. In reality, founder and financier Philip Morris uses the foundation to influence the scientific debate on new ‘smokeless’ products to promote these emerging products and to prevent their further regulation. On a flight from New York to Geneva in 2015, Derek Yach […]

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The outrageous pricing model used by Big Pharma

Pharmaceutical firm Novartis charges €2 million for a single intravenous infusion — but the National Health Care Institute in the Netherlands declared in April that it cannot be sold for more than €155,000. The Investigative Desk dug into how medicines can be made so expensive, and how scientists burnish their careers by earning billions for

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