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GlaxoSmithKline to Pay $3 Billion Fine After Pleading Guilty to Healthcare Fraud – the Biggest in U.S. History

July 3, 2012 3 comments

Tuesday, 03 July 2012 10:06

‘A UK drugs firm has been hit with a $3billion penalty after admitting to the ‘biggest healthcare fraud in history’.

GlaxoSmithKline paid U.S. medics to prescribe potentially dangerous medicines to adults and children.

It handed out cash as well as everything from Madonna concert tickets to pheasant-hunting trips. Authorities branded GSK as ‘cheaters who thought they could make an easy profit at the expense of public safety, taxpayers, and millions of Americans’.’

Read more: GlaxoSmithKline to Pay $3 Billion  Fine After Pleading Guilty to Healthcare Fraud – the Biggest in U.S. History

Merck Vaccine Fraud Exposed by Two Merck Virologists; Company Faked Mumps Vaccine Efficacy Results for Over a Decade, says Lawsuit


Thursday, 28 June 2012 07:31

‘According to two Merck scientists who filed a False Claims Act complaint in 2010 — a complaint which has just now been unsealed — vaccine manufacturer Merck knowingly falsified its mumps vaccine test data, spiked blood samples with animal antibodies, sold a vaccine that actually promoted mumps and measles outbreaks, and ripped off governments and consumers who bought the vaccine thinking it was “95% effective.”‘

Read more: Merck Vaccine Fraud Exposed by Two Merck Virologists; Company Faked Mumps Vaccine Efficacy Results for Over a Decade, says Lawsuit