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Law professors: Academics ‘guest authoring’ ghostwritten studies should be charged with fraud

Academics who lend their names to medical and scientific articles ghostwritten by the pharmaceutical industry should be charged with fraud under the the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), according to two University of Toronto Faculty of Law professors. The pharmaceutical industry often conducts research, but allows academic experts…

Chevron sues Ecuadorians who stood up to toxic contamination

Update: Chevron ordered to pay $8 billion An Ecuadorean judge ruled Monday that Chevron must pay at least $8.2 billion for allegedly dumping oil-drilling waste. The company has pledged to appeal the ruling. Original report continues below… Chevron, accused of dumping oil-drilling waste in the Ecuadorean jungle, is facing a…