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World 26 Apr 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Most U.S. doctors take drug company freebies - study

BOSTON (Reuters) - Virtually all U.S. doctors take freebies from drug companies, and a third take money for lecturing, signing patients up for trials or going to meetings, according to a survey published on Wednesday.

World 16 Jan 2016 | 4:48 PM Premium

French drug trial disaster leaves one brain dead, five injured

PARIS - One person has been left brain dead and five others have been hospitalised after taking part in a clinical trial in France of an experimental drug made by Portuguese drug company Bial, French Health Minister Marisol Touraine said on Friday.

World 09 Mar 2019 | 5:19 AM Premium

Prison authorities say they are investigating 'pharma bro' Shkreli

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Bureau of Prisons said on Friday it was investigating former drug company executive Martin Shkreli's conduct in prison after the Wall Street Journal reported he was still helping run his old company using a contraband cellphone.

World 10 Mar 2018 | 5:09 AM Premium

'Pharma Bro' Shkreli sentenced to 7 years for defrauding investors

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Martin Shkreli, the former drug company executive who made headlines by jacking up the price of a lifesaving drug before he was found guilty of defrauding investors, was sentenced to 7 years and a $75,000 fine on Friday.

World 06 Mar 2018 | 4:31 AM Premium

U.S. judge orders ex-drug executive Shkreli to give up $7.36 million

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former drug company executive Martin Shkreli may have to give up a Picasso and a one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album, after a U.S. judge on Monday ordered him to forfeit $7.36 million(5.31 million pounds) following his conviction of defrauding investors.

AseanPlus News 01 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Drug firms woo doctors with freebies

SINGAPORE: One general practitioner (GP) bought US$10,000 (RM38,000) worth of medicine for his clinic and the drug company was so grateful it gave him a new refrigerator.

World 26 Jun 2017 | 6:04 PM Premium

'Pharma bro' Martin Shkreli heads into fraud trial

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical entrepreneur vilified as the "pharma bro" for raising the price of a life-saving drug by 5,000 percent, will go on trial on Monday for what U.S. prosecutors called a Ponzi-like scheme at his former hedge fund and a drug company he once ran.

World 18 Aug 2018 | 6:56 AM Premium

Ex-lawyer of pharma executive Shkreli gets 18 months prison for fraud scheme

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York lawyer was sentenced to 18 months prison on Friday for helping Martin Shkreli, currently serving a seven year prison sentence after being convicted of related charges, defraud a drug company that Shkreli had founded.

World 07 Mar 2018 | 4:30 AM Premium

U.S. says 'Pharma Bro' Shkreli deserves at least 15 years in prison

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday said former drug company executive Martin Shkreli should spend at least 15 years in prison after being convicted of fraud, saying his lack of remorse and respect for the law justified a long time behind bars.

World 23 Feb 2018 | 11:38 PM Premium

Shkreli loses bid to toss stock manipulation conviction

(Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday refused to overturn former drug company executive Martin Shkreli's conviction of scheming to manipulate his company's stock price.