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Defective HIV Testing Kits Poses Serious Health Risks

... in March-April 2007 to investigate allegations of corruption in the distribution of HIV testing kits in different parts of India. Saha came with the World Bank team as a medical consultant from the US. Two other doctors from India were also in the World Bank team, which visited a number of hospitals and blo...

China Bans Sales of Leukemia Drug in Latest Medicine Scare

...head of the agency, in a case that exposed rampant corruption at the country's food-safety watchdog. In recent months China has faced harsh global criticism, especially from the United States, for a series of toxic exports ranging from foods and medicines, to toothpaste, toys and pet food....

China to "salvage" Reputation on Food, Drug Safety

...ency in the approval process of medicines and curb corruption within the industry, the China Daily reported. "Transparency is the enemy of corruption. That's why we have introduced the new regulations," the paper cited the deputy chief of the State Food and Drug Administration, Wu Zhen, as saying. Wu's comm...

China Launches Food Safety Checks in Run-up to Olympics

...ency in the approval process of medicines and curb corruption within the industry, the China Daily reported. Xinhua reported Wednesday that China has banned toothpaste companies from using diethylene glycol. Earlier this month officials announced that athletes and visitors heading to Beijing for the Olympic...

China Closing in on US for Highest Number of Web-users

...ary web-users have helped expose cases of official corruption and unrest. In perhaps the biggest recent example, last month the Internet was largely responsible for exposing a scandal in which hundreds of people worked as slaves in two Chinese provinces that some local authorities had been complicit in. A l...

Russian Health Care Marred by Corruption

...ian branch of Transparency International, a global corruption watchdog. According to a summer 2006 study commissioned by the group, 13 percent of 1,502 respondents who had sought medical help during the previous year had to pay an average of $90 under the table, out of wages averaging $480 a month. The poll h...

Ninth HIV-infected Child Dies in Kazakhstan

...t 21 officials accused in the case for negligence, corruption and fraud. If sentenced they could face between four and nine years in prison. The accused have all denied the charges over the infections at hospitals in Kazakhstan's southern Shymkent region. The case has rocked the country and claimed several sc...

Lets Care For Our Physicians A Salute to Them on Doctors Day!

...ks that let down the country still remain rampant corruption and bureaucracy. This environment has disheartened...he receiving end of illogical government policies, corruption and politics. These self-motivated individuals are left sorting out parochial issues instead of shar...

Poisoned Workers of Hindustan Lever Demand Treatment

...mercury using facility, (a clear indication of the corruption the company resorts to). The factory produced 165 million thermometers between 1984-01 for export mostly to the US and EU. During its operations HLL dumped tons of mercury into the pristine atmosphere of Kodaikanal. The Department of Atomic Energys...

Examiners Charged in Philippines Nursing Test Scandal

Two Philippines examiners were charged with corruption Friday for leaking questions for a nursing examination, officials said, in a scandal that cast a shadow over the country's labour exports. They are the first two people to be charged in connection with the affair, which led to a US commission issu...

Philippine Nurses Re-sit Scandal-tainted Exams

...other three weeks. Two examiners were charged with corruption earlier this month for allegedly leaking answers t...pine Board of Nursing, were charged on June 1 with corruption for leaking answers to the two tests. Madeja was the examiner in Medical Surgery Nursing, while Dion...

U.K. Backs Program To Improve Drug Access in Developing Countries

...ase efficiency, bolster drug procurement and fight corruption by making information about drug costs public. MeTA -- which is funded by a 25 million pounds, or about $50 million, five-year grant from the Department for International Development -- will draw on DFID's experience with its existing Extractive Indu...

Indian American Doctor Fights for Information

...eir alleged wrongful treatment and against medical corruption in India. 'The Right to Information Act has ignited the battle for medical justice in West Bengal,' Saha told IANS over telephone from Columbus, Ohio, in the US. 'The WBMC has always shielded the errant doctors through sham 'investigation' behind ...

A Major HIV Outbreak in Kazakhstan

...ucted attribute the outbreak to// incompetence and corruption among doctors and nurses. The latest case is that of a woman hailing from Shymkent, whose infant child had already been found infected. The number of confirmed cases has risen to 9 mothers and 81 children. "Last week a new HIV case was diagnosed,...

Eighty Children Die Of Aids Due To Tainted Blood, Dirty Needles In Southern Kazakhstan

...s have revealed numerous cases of incompetence and corruption among doctors and nurses that has resulted in the dismissal of Health Minister Yerbolat Dosayev and South Kazakhstan administration chief Bolat Zhylkyshiyev following the incident. SRI...

Fuel Price Hike Triggers Violent Protests In Nepal

...ng the cabinet, said the government should control corruption and over employment at the NOC to cut down losses instead of increasing prices. Source: Indo-Asian News Service...

Maimed Conscience and Maimed Beggars (Medical Ethics in India) – Part

...also be revoked; however the roots of commerce and corruption in the Indian Healthcare system are too deep rooted. The well knit system allows doctors to get kick-backs for referring the patient to a specialist or a diagnostic centres or surgeries. Even bigger tragedy that haunts this noble profession is that o...

Dr Ozone's Past Catches up with Him

...have a history of alleged fraud//, malpractice and corruption spanning more than two decades in 14 American states. Sartori, a convicted felon and discredited Austrian doctor has served five years jail in Virginia from 1999 and nine months in a New York jail in 1996. Hellfried Erwin Sartori is also known as...

Founder of Enron, Ken Lay Passes Away

...venth largest in the nation before the scandal and corruption had caused the company to collapse. Ken Lay and former Enron CEO, Jeffrey Skilling, were to have faced the judge for their sentence on 23rd Oct 2006. Legal experts were of the opinion that both men would face up to 40 years in prison for their action...

Drugs Kill 15,000 Indonesians Every Year

...onesia was facing three big enemies, namely drugs, corruption and terrorism. 'In the narcotics case, there is also corruption which involved police, prosecutors and court. The business is attractive due to its huge turn out al...

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