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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...
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...
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...
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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