The Lancet had no COI policy for journalists !!

Failure to disclose a conflict of interest in a World Report Sylvia Karpagam a, Eddie Premdas b, Akhila Vasan b, Gopal Dabade b, Asha Kilaru b, Obalesh Bheemappa b We are a group of public health researchers in Karnataka, India, and would like to draw your attention to the failure to disclose a conflict of... Continue Reading →


World Bank funds its own research to ensure transparency and accountability. What a joke!

I was a peer reviewer for the Global Integrity report 2010-2011.  I was then asked to be a 'publicity partner' which means I disseminate the report to the media, bring out policy documents, promote the report through my networks, blogs etc. I was happy to do so and agreed. Subsequently (and after reading the article... Continue Reading →

Census makes a stinking revelation

Although many stoically refuse to acknowledge that manual scavenging exists in India, the census describes a different story. For the uninitiated, manual scavenging is a unique practice in India, where 'lower caste' or 'untouchable' people are forced to clean and empty toilets everyday. l Today's Paper » NATIONAL » KARNATAKA Bangalore, March 15, 2012... Continue Reading →

A historic move to make drugs affordable G. Ananthakrishnan in The Hindu

Opinion » Op-Ed March 14, 2012h Share  ·   Comment   ·   print   ·   T+ SLASH AND CURE: Compulsory licensing is perfectly legal and built into the patents regime to balance corporate profit and public interest. Photo: Bijoy Ghosh The government's decision to grant a compulsory licence for the manufacture of an important anti-cancer drug should be the... Continue Reading →

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