In a case concerning the drugs Paxil (antidepressant), Wellbutrin (antidepressant), and Avandia (antidiabetic medicine), GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is to pay $3bn (£1.9bn) in the largest healthcare fraud settlement in US history. The pharma giant ‘has agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges and pay $3 billion in fines for promoting its best-selling antidepressants for unapproved uses and failing to report safety data about a top diabetes drug, federal prosecutors announced…The agreement also includes civil penalties for improper marketing of a half-dozen other drugs’.
Q: How Socialist is Francois Hollande, France’s first Socialist Party president since 1988? ‘And what does it mean to be a Socialist these days, anyway?’
A: ‘Not very much. Certainly nothing radical.’
‘I still consider myself a reserved person and I hope this doesn’t mean an end to a small amount of personal space. But I do think visibility is important, more important than preserving my reporter’s shield of privacy.’
‘Media Decoder: Revelation Signals a Shift on Views of Homosexuality’, Brian Stelter in NYT: