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  • GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has fired the head of its Chinese R&D unit, Jingwu Zhang, following an investigation into allegations of data fabrication in a 2010 scientific paper on multiple sclerosis (MS) that was published in Nature Medicine. Another scientist has resigned, while GSK has put another three on "administrative leave" pending a final review. SA author Derek Lowe has lots of questions, including "how many more things have been faked as well?" (PR[View news story]
    why not link to Pharmalot, which was the first to report the R&D chief was dismissed?
    Jun 12, 2013. 02:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) voluntarily recalls 32M packages of its birth control pill Cilest in Europe, Asia and Latin America after tests reportedly showed that one of the two hormones in the product was being released more slowly than intended. J&J says that one of Cilest's active ingredients did not lead to "defined specification." J&J adds that the pill, which is not sold in the U.S., remains safe and effective. [View news story]
    actually, the recall news was first reported early yesterday by Pharmalot
    Jun 5, 2013. 09:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment