Predatory Pharmaceuticals

    Hard facts and solid data prove how some pharmaceutical companies continue to line their pockets behind a wall of secrecy

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    What Price a Pound of Flesh?

    “I think a certain commitment to the public good has vanished in the race for circulation… The kind of investigative journalism, which I think is the absolute essence, is in danger and, in fact, in many places has vanished.” -…

    Protection or Enthnopiracy?

    Is government protecting the traditional medicine knowledge of our Indigenous people, or imposing a state-run ethnopiracy scheme for big pharma and the biotech Industry?

    Big Pharma in Ransom Tender

    There is less mystery about why big pharma is successfully holding the department of health to ransom, uSpiked Investigative Team reveals.

    Baddies Gone Bonkers

    Swedish filmmaker Fredrik Gertten did not back off when a rich US multinational company didn’t like what he had to say about its bad behaviour in poor countries

    The Big Plunder of Resources

    Resource-dependent developing countries are left heavily impoverished as trillions of dollars illicitly flow out. But who is looking for a plan to stop the haemorrhage?

    Unstoppable Monsanto

    Glyphosate controversy: WHO's International Agency for Research and Cancer says glyphosate, the world's most widely applied herbicide and the active ingredient is Monsanto's Roundup herbicide, is probably carcinogenic

    Grabbing the Roots

    In the seemingly lawless frontier of bioresources, squabbles over who has the right to profit from knowledge and wealth have escalated. Image: GreenLITers

    Behind Kapa’s Multi-billion Rand Covert Sale

    Following the money: - the aftermath of experts’ failure to identify the company’s ‘real estate’ during valuation. How many more were victimized during the divorce and subsequent acquisition?

    A Few Good Ones Among Compromised Politicians

    In the US, a bitter fight looms over a sham GMO labelling bill drafted by lobbyists for some compromised politicians.

    Tenders, Corruption and Murder

    A devious scheme that caused the death of a Port Elizabeth businessman has taken corruption in the windy city to new heights.

    Tales From the Dead

    Was Soonthra ‘Samoo’ Chetty’s pen mightier than a sword? He protested the injustices meted out to his workers and lost everything, including his life. His story should rile those who failed him.

    On a Tight Leash

    The reputation of the Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa has suffered recently, in part because of reports on its financial crisis and court actions brought by non-members.