Tobacco

Bergen op Zoom still shady about contacts with Philip Morris

By Krijn Schramade Based on the Dutch Public Access to Government Information Act (Wet openbaarheid van bestuur, WOB), The Investigative Desk unearthed 1362 pages of …

Pharmaceuticals

Evergreening the world’s most profitable medicine

Even after the expiration of Humira’s patent protection, AbbVie, the pharmaceutical company, almost completely fended off biosimilar competition for this blockbuster medicine in the Netherlands. …

Tobacco

Buying cigarettes under 18? Chances are fifty per cent that you will succeed

By Caroline Spilt Just imagine. You are not yet 18 years old, but you are a smoker. How big is the chance you can buy …

Pharmaceuticals

Reconstruction lutetium octreotate

By Lucien Hordijk Steve Jobs’ private plane, parked at Rotterdam Airport. It is September 2008 when local reporters receive tips about the arrival of Apple’s …