Category: The Independent

Drug giants fined $11bn for criminal wrongdoing

September 19th, 2012 in 2012, Kevin Outterson, Newsmakers, School of Law, The Independent 0 comments

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Kevin Outterson, School of Law

The global pharmaceutical industry has racked up fines of more than $11bn in the past three years for criminal wrongdoing, including withholding safety data and promoting drugs for use beyond their licensed conditions…

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Hoarding: The art of letting go

March 12th, 2012 in 2012, Gail Steketee, Newsmakers, School of Social Work, The Independent 0 comments

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Gail Steketee, School of Social Work

Hoarding can take over people’s lives and homes, but only now is it being recognized as a distinct psychological disorder…

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Tanning: Let the sunshine in

March 12th, 2012 in 2012, Michael Holick, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, The Independent 0 comments

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Michael Holick, School of Medicine

Ever since Brigitte Bardot’s portrayal of a young girl who loves nude sunbathing in the 1956 blockbuster And God Created Woman, bronzed skin has stood for sexual allure and beauty as well as good health…

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Thousands of women could be at risk from ‘silent Thalidomide’

January 21st, 2012 in 2012, Julie Palmer, Newsmakers, School of Public Health, The Independent 0 comments

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Julie Palmer, School of Public Health

Tens of thousands of British families are to be asked if they are victims of a drug given to pregnant women which can cause fatal illness in the second, and possibly even third, generations…

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Jon Huntsman, the forgotten man carving out a New Hampshire niche

January 10th, 2012 in 2012, College of Communication, John Carroll, Newsmakers, The Independent 0 comments

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John Carroll, College of Communication

For someone often seen as the forgotten man of the Republican presidential race, former Utah governor Jon Huntsman is not shy about addressing his lowly status…

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