Daily Archives: December 8, 2009

Hard talk between public health advocates and pharmaceutical companies

Is it ethical for public health advocates to accept funding from pharmaceutical companies, or organizations directly/ pharmaceutical industryindirectly affiliated to them? Should all direct/indirect engagement with Pharmaceutical companies should be declared openly and publicly? The delegates at the 40th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Cancun, Mexico, responded differently to this contentious issue.

Debt Raters Avoid Overhaul After Crisis

When the financial crisis began, few players on Wall Street looked more ripe for reform than the Big Three credit rating Scott McCleskyagencies.

State could lose millions in tobacco money

MONTGOMERY, Alabama will have to prove it is upholding its end of the national tobacco settlement, but if lawyers cannot do so, money tobaccothe state may lose hundreds of millions of dollars that support vital social services.

Stamping out tobacco

THE WORLD Health Organisation (WHO) has stated that unless urgent action is taken, by 2030 there will be more than eight million tobacco stopdeaths a year caused by tobacco, with 80 per cent of them occurring in developing countries.

Japan Tobacco to take advantage of the recent market presence growth

The third-biggest tobacconist across the globe, Japan Tobacco International is going to make use of the raising market share of the JTI tobaccobrands selling in Great Britain, including best-seller Mayfair, Benson and Hedges and Mild Seven. The company declared that they would raise prices of their top-selling brands by 10 pence in December.