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[–]Snow 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

They sell medicines for HIV as well?

[–]34679 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

You're heading straight for upper management.

[–]HibikiBlack[S] 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

The people behind corporations continue to become more powerful. Because of the way in which Monsanto got mixed up with Bayer recently, I think we should know about the corruption cases they have been involved in.

Once the US discovered Bayer selling a medicine tainted with HIV, they continued to sell it overseas for over a year in order to clear stock.

[–]Horrux 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yes, and Bayer specifically asked the FDA to not warn the European health regulatory bodies about it once they got found out, and the FDA complied. That's the paroxysm of scumminess if you ask me.

[–][deleted] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

just when you think Humans cant sink any lower

[–]magnora7 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This is one of those things that no matter how many times I see it over the years, I will upvote it every single time.

[–]yetanotherone_sigh 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

How does a medicine become "tainted with HIV"? HIV doesn't live long outside its human host. It's a living virus.

[–]IamRedBeard 7 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 0 fun8 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24785997

Article Reads: " When Bayer's Cutter Laboratories realized that their blood products, Factor VIII and IX or antihemophiliac factor (AHF), were contaminated with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the financial investment in the product was considered too high to destroy the inventory. Cutter misrepresented the results of its own research and sold the contaminated AHF to overseas markets in Asia and Latin America without the precaution of heat treating the product recommended for eliminating the risk. As a consequence, hemophiliacs who infused the HIV-contaminated Factor VIII and IX tested positive for HIV and developed AIDS."

Big Faceless Corporations dont have to face Consequences for evil like this I guess.

[–]yetanotherone_sigh 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Ah, okay. It's a blood product, not a medicine. Gotcha.

[–]sodasplash 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I remember this.