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🔥podcast on Pharma billionaire Barry Sherman.…

As @kathleengoldhar @blandrea outline: this wasn't just about a violent death, but the consequences of #Pharma "partnering" with academia.

🧵on why this matters to any who may ever need a prescription drug.
"Barry Sherman is the only person I have ever met with no redeeming features whatsoever":
🎯Dr. Morton Shulman in…
But this was not just a matter of an abrasive personality.
In 1996, I identified problems in the safety of a drug in a clinical trial of *children*, a trial to which Sherman had provided minor funds to obtain patent rights.

He threatened 'all legal remedies' if I published.
I published anyway.

Decades of litigation were to follow.
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In this week’s @TheEconomist, I take a closer look at the economic costs of sexual harassment. They are huge.…
My starting point is the second #MeToo moment in economics itself, where new and old cases have emerged, and female academics simply had enough.
But I was also intrigued by the economic research on sexual harassment, looking at costs (huge), labour market effects (awful), internal firm dynamics (somewhat encouraging) etc.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 12/04/2021…
A 45-year-old man declared 'dead' was found alive after 7 hours in a morgue freezer, reports say…

Magnetizable Concrete in Roads Could Charge Electric Cars While You Drive…

#ElectricVehicles #BatteryCharging #MagnetizableConcrete
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In addition to its terrible injustice, this grim story may be of special interest to #Motherisk families (speaking of #accountability):
Broadwater was convicted on two pieces of evidence: Sebold's account; and a now-debunked #hair analysis:…
#Motherisk families were destroyed because #SickKids idol Dr Gideon Koren was believed about #hair samples arising from his allegedly "forensic" analysis.
Indeed, he was believed for a very long time.…
Indeed US courts recognized "extensive problems with how hair-strand tests were done at #SickKids, *two decades* before similar issues were uncovered in Canada”:…
Were there consequences to Koren's #misconduct? Or #accountability?
Unsurprisingly, no.
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True w/ other forms of ’investigations’ of academic #misconduct; I've never seen it go any other way: institutions attack or protect, depending on loyalties.
As I draft this (long) chapter of my book, thinking about institutional #accountability, a thread ...
At @uoftmedicine, carefully selected "consultants”, paid to “review” #Pharma-related scandal, gathered “information" from selected senior academics who lied, yet were believed. The “review" resulted in yrs of adverse actions against my colleagues & me:
As a result, @CAUT_ACPPU recognized the need for a truly independent report, the (unpaid) conclusions of which were very different from @uoftmedicine's "review":
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#Saturn being #Lagensh is #Benefic for both #Kundalis. sitting in the #BhagyaSthaan it acts as #Jaataks benefactor. Especially so for 2) as in the 9th #Bhaav of #Libra #Saturn is #Unch #Oonch #Exalted.
#Rahu is friendly to #Saturn & in both #Kundali it can be #AtiYogKaarak as its placed with it (#Rahu naturally wants to be like #Saturn, but its just a mimik of its #Depositor) in the #Trikon. So in 1) it is placed in #Virgo (#Mercury) & in 2) its placed in #Libra (#Venus).
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March 17 2020: "#Gates has proved there is a far easier path to political power, one that allows unelected billionaires to shape public policy in ways that almost always generate favorable headlines: #charity."
"Describing his approach by turns as "creative capitalism" and “catalytic philanthropy," Gates oversaw a shift at his foundation to leverage "all the tools of #capitalism" to "connect the promise of #philanthropy with the power of private enterprise."

#Microsoft #Pharma
The #Gates Foundation has made over the last two decades, ...close to $2 billion in tax-deductible charitable donations to private companies—including some of the largest businesses in the world, such as #GlaxoSmithKline, #Unilever, #IBM, & #NBC Universal #Media."
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Read sad story last night about Dr. Bucci, 50 year old Phychology & Brain Sciences Dept. Chairman, at Dartmouth that committed #Suicide 11 months after a lawsuit was filed by graduate #students in his department. He
2/ was NOT accused of sexual misconduct, but named in the suit for knowing about the professors’ inappropriate behavior as the Chair.I share many of the same feelings he expressed to friends and colleagues in his emails before he took his own life like: the case was deeply
3/ personal; reputation had been damaged; physical health diminished; false portrayal of his actions; being blamed unfairly; allegations & process “unfair”; how can they ever undo what they did to me & #wronglyaccused. Similarly, how I had reported the #disability
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