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July 2008 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views

Billionaires to Fund $500 Million Anti-Smoking Campaign
July 23, 2008 3:29 PM by Lauren Meade Kamath
Bill Gates and New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg have pledged $500 million for a global anti-smoking campaign. The campaign, nicknamed Mpower, will urge governments in poor- and middle-income countries to raise tobacco taxes, outlaw smoking in Read More...
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Doctor Bilks Medicare for More than Half Million Dollars
July 22, 2008 12:14 PM by test test
A Miami-area doctor was sentenced last week to 41 months in prison for her role in schemes to defraud the Medicare program to the tune of $621,646, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Justice. A jury convicted the physician of writing Read More...
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Big Pharma: No More Physician Freebies
July 10, 2008 2:13 PM by Lauren Meade Kamath
You could arrive home from your next conference a little more empty-handed than usual. The pharmaceutical industry is announcing a voluntary ban on doling pens, mugs, and other gifts as part of drug marketing campaigns. The ban does not place limits on Read More...
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Attack Iran with Cigarettes?
July 9, 2008 3:23 PM by Colleen Mullarkey
Presidential hopeful John McCain on Tuesday responded to a report of rising U.S. cigarette exports to Iran by saying it may be "a way of killing ‘em.," Reuters reported . The report noted that U.S. exports to Iran rose tenfold during the Bush administration, Read More...
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