Jan 14, 2014

Lessons from the Diovan scandal

Fallout from the Diovan case in Japan suggests that clinical drug studies on patients should be financed either with public research funds or through formal funding contracts between pharmaceutical companies and the research institutions involved — rather than by pharma donations.

Mar 18, 2011

Disaster clobbers a helper

by Kanayo F. Nwanze, Martin Parry, David Rising, Stephanie Pertuiset, Maria Sheah, Jamie F. Metzl, David Gordon, Jerry Z. Muller, Timothy Cox, Lakhdar Brahimi, Carol Mann, Michael J. Boskin, Lester Tenney, Chris Patten, Pamela Cox, George Akerlof, Mkhaimar Abusada, and John J. Metzler

NEW YORK, UNITED NATIONS — The massive earthquake and tsunami that rocked and ravaged large parts of northern Japan have caused near apocalyptic devastation to the land and the environment. The 9.0-magnitude shock, the largest ever recorded in the earthquake-prone country, was brutally magnified ...

Jan 23, 2009

Roads getting safer

Traffic accidents in Japan claimed 5,155 lives in 2008, down 589 from the previous year and marking the eighth straight year of decline. The number of annual traffic deaths is now about 30 percent of the record set in 1970 when 16,765 people died. ...