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References - Pharmaceutical Industry Crime

A page of references for pharmaceutical industry criminal fraud, criminal corruption, and fines.

Because of the very large number of criminal convictions, across such a wide swathe of the industry, and the enormous size of the criminal fines imposed, from a legal perspective the pharmaceutical industry is the world's largest criminal organisation.

Pharma crime

1. Pharma & crime:
http://cfrankdavis.wordpress.com/2013/10/28/big-pharma-as-organised-crime/

2. Pharma crime analysis:
http://www.citizen.org/hrg2073

3. Pharmacia & Upjohn criminal fraud:
(FBI: largest criminal fine ever paid, to date)
http://www.fbi.gov/boston/press-releases/2009/bs091509b.htm

4. Pharmacia criminal fraud:
http://www.doj.state.wi.us/media-center/2013-news-releases/september-04-2013

5. Pfizer criminal fraud:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/8234533.stm
http://www.medpagetoday.com/ProductAlert/Prescriptions/15808

6. Merck criminal fraud:
http://childhealthsafety.wordpress.com/2012/07/02/merck-vaccine-fraud-2nd-us-court-case-over-mmr-vaccine/
http://www.vaccinationcouncil.org/2012/06/25/scientists-sue-merck-allege-fraud-mislabeling-and-false-certificaion-of-mmr-vaccine-suzanne-humphries-md/

7. Abbott criminal fraud:
http://news.yahoo.com/abbott-laboratories-guilty-fraud-ordered-pay-1-5-212800951.html
https://www.taf.org/blog/racketeering-allegations-filed-against-abbott-laboratories

8. GSK criminal fraud, criminal corruption:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-18673220

9. a. GSK corruption in China:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23265958
http://www.boston.com/business/healthcare/2013/07/11/chinese-police-say-glaxo-employees-bribed-doctors/eQsW28TybsBSu99kzlEhTK/story.html
b. GSK bribery affair timeline:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/pharmaceuticalsandchemicals/10828571/Glaxo-China-bribery-allegations-timeline.html

10. Supreme Court rules that all generic drugs are exempt from civil actions (80% of US drug sales):
http://www.whiteoutpress.com/articles/q32013/supreme-court-rules-drug-companies-exempt-from-lawsuits/

11. Is big pharma addicted to fraud? (article)
http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikakelton/2013/07/29/is-big-pharma-addicted-to-fraud/

12. Wikipedia list of 20 largest US fines for criminal fraud and criminal corruption by pharmaceutical companies:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_pharmaceutical_settlements

13. list of notable fraud cases:
http://www.thelibertybeacon.com/2013/08/03/7-shameful-examples-of-big-pharma-fraud10967/

14. Johnson & Johnson criminal fraud:
http://www.healthline.com/health-news/policy-johnson-and-johnson-to-pay-record-settlement-in-suit-110413

15. Janssen criminal fraud:
http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm373499.htm

16. Pfizer: Chantix - evidence for >500 suicides; good list of links to sources:
http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/america-tonight/america-tonight-blog/2013/11/21/fda-anti-smokingdrugchantixlinkedtomorethan500suicides.html

17. Takeda / Lilly fined $9bn for hiding cancer risks:
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-04-07/takeda-actos-jury-awards-6-billion-in-punitive-damages
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-26933770
(The fines are likely to be reduced on appeal.)

18. Nicotine patches were invented by a fraudster (and are still promoted by fraudsters):
http://www.sec.gov/litigation/litreleases/lr15843.txt

19. GSK to be investigated by SFO:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-27597312

20. GSK pays settlements to 40-plus US states
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/b7edb00a-ec0a-11e3-a9e3-00144feabdc0.html

21. Pfizer Admits Bribery in Eight Countries
August 8th, 2012
http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=15765

22. GSK $3bn fine
http://worldtruth.tv/glaxosmithkline-settles-fraud-case-for-3-billion

23. Big Pharma and Organized Crime - More Similar Than You Think
http://wakeup-world.com/2015/07/25/big-pharma-and-organized-crime-they-are-more-similar-than-you-may-think/

24. Prescriptions exposed as a scam
http://www.feelguide.com/2014/01/12/90-of-prescriptions-exposed-as-a-scam-massive-corruption-uncovered-between-doctors-big-pharma/

25. A commentary on the 'psychopathic greed' of pharma
http://ringoffireradio.com/2015/10/09/valeant-pharmaceuticals-ceo-were-in-business-of-shareholder-profit-not-helping-the-sick/
Pharmaceutical corporation CEO: "We’re in the business of shareholder profit, not helping the sick".

26. Pharma fraud
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pharmaceutical_fraud
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_pharmaceutical_settlements

27. http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/want-to-help-smokers-quit-stop-lying-about-e-cigs/article/2557038
Dr G Ross examines the corruption in the Public Health industry that protects smoking in order to benefit pharma.

28. The CDC lies about its corrupt relationship with the pharmaceutical industry
http://tobaccoanalysis.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/cdc-lying-about-financial-conflicts-of.html
CDC Lying About Financial Conflicts of Interest and Failing to Disclose Big Pharma Funding When It Releases Statements About E-Cigarettes.
M Siegel, June 11 2015.

29. Government-pharmaceutical industry corruption
http://l.facebook.com/l/KAQGB02n2/www.forces.org/evidence/pharma/pdf/fullwork.pdf
Forces org PDF on pharma-gov corruption.