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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | December 28, 2004
PHILADELPHIA - Federal officials in Philadelphia charged three pharmacists and two doctors yesterday with illegally selling hundreds of thousands of pills, including popular medications Prilosec, Celebrex and Prozac, that had been handed out as promotional free samples by drug companies. The samples were sold in retail pharmacies in Philadelphia and Montgomery County, Pa., federal prosecutors say. Four other individuals - two of them drug company representatives - were charged this year in federal court in Philadelphia with selling drug samples for cash.
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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | December 28, 2004
PHILADELPHIA - Federal officials in Philadelphia charged three pharmacists and two doctors yesterday with illegally selling hundreds of thousands of pills, including popular medications Prilosec, Celebrex and Prozac, that had been handed out as promotional free samples by drug companies. The samples were sold in retail pharmacies in Philadelphia and Montgomery County, Pa., federal prosecutors say. Four other individuals - two of them drug company representatives - were charged this year in federal court in Philadelphia with selling drug samples for cash.
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NEWS
By DAN BERGER | November 17, 1993
How come Al Lerner wasn't in this thing to start?NAFTA stands for free trade in congressional votes.Clay Mitchell is one House speaker who doesn't want to be governor, or anything.Puerto Ricans have seen statehood at work elsewhere and want no part of it. Washingtonians, take note.If the GRE test is computerizing, the PSAT cannot be far behind.A great international conference about legalizing drugs is taking place in Baltimore but, sorry, without free samples.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Frank Barnako and Frank Barnako,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | April 15, 2004
WASHINGTON - America Online plans to offer some of its music, sports and news on the Internet at no charge. The Time Warner unit is presenting free content, such as a concert by Usher that was available March 23, to encourage sampling. "This will give people on the Web a glimpse of what they would have had access to if they were members," said Jim Bankoff, executive vice president for programming. Putting content on the Web also gives the company greater opportunity for advertising revenue.
FEATURES
By Dolly Merritt | December 11, 1993
Around the house* Add a festive touch to your holiday table. Use cookie cutters in various shapes such as bells, Santas and Christmas trees as napkin rings.* Free samples, such as toiletries, that often arrive in your mailbox make good stocking stuffers.* For lots of glitz and less money, a can of spray gold can give ivy, pinecones and rhododendron leaves a Midas touch.* Wrap large gifts with paper holiday tablecloths. The cloths are economical and can be used to wrap other gifts as well.
BUSINESS
By Bruce Japsen and Bruce Japsen,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 21, 2003
A Chicago-area whistleblower's disclosure about illegal competition between two drugmakers culminated yesterday in a guilty plea by a British pharmaceutical giant, closing a chapter on a $1.2 billion health-care fraud scheme, the largest in U.S. history. London-based AstraZeneca PLC signed an agreement with the Justice Department to pay a $355 million penalty and plead guilty to a criminal charge of conspiring with doctors to bill government insurers for free samples of its prostate cancer drug, Zoladex.
NEWS
By John E. Woodruff and John E. Woodruff,Sun Staff Writer Sun staff writer Jay Hancock contributed to this article | June 29, 1994
Get ready for more free samples in the mailbox, unfamiliar products at the supermarket and market researchers on the telephone.American Demographics, an influential magazine in the market-research industry, has declared that the Baltimore metropolitan area is first in something, after all. It seems folks hereabouts have the most all-American set of values and other "psychographic" characteristics of any metro area in the country.And that ought to make it one of the most-surveyed and most-test-marketed metropolitan areas in the United States, instead of what it has always been -- the most-ignored by market researchers -- the magazine says in its July issue.
FEATURES
By Knight-Ridder News Service | November 3, 1991
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The seasoned shopper and her daughter have mastered the art of dining "a la cart." Hungry for lunch, the daughter says, "It's Friday. Let's go to Byerly's and eat in the aisles."Pushing a grocery cart, they make a quick reconnaissance of the store to discover the day's "menu" -- so they can eat their meal in a logical progression. First, they have coleslaw; then, soup. The main course: Mexican pizza, two other varieties of pizza and a sample of a new barbecue sauce.After palate-cleansing watermelon in the produce aisle, they try some new bread, then take a cup of coffee to go with the cookies being given away.
NEWS
By Michael Ollove and Michael Ollove,Staff Writer | November 6, 1993
Precious Johnson discovered the spelling certificate yesterday morning while going through her little brother's clothing. She wasn't searching for anything in particular. She simply wanted to feel him close to her.Tauris' spelling certificate puzzled her at first. "He never showed it to me, and he showed me everything," Precious, 14, said. Then she understood, and it pierced her heart. Ten-year-old Tauris had received the certificate at school only the day before. "He'd never had the chance to show it to me," she said.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Frank Barnako and Frank Barnako,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | April 15, 2004
WASHINGTON - America Online plans to offer some of its music, sports and news on the Internet at no charge. The Time Warner unit is presenting free content, such as a concert by Usher that was available March 23, to encourage sampling. "This will give people on the Web a glimpse of what they would have had access to if they were members," said Jim Bankoff, executive vice president for programming. Putting content on the Web also gives the company greater opportunity for advertising revenue.
BUSINESS
By Bruce Japsen and Bruce Japsen,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 21, 2003
A Chicago-area whistleblower's disclosure about illegal competition between two drugmakers culminated yesterday in a guilty plea by a British pharmaceutical giant, closing a chapter on a $1.2 billion health-care fraud scheme, the largest in U.S. history. London-based AstraZeneca PLC signed an agreement with the Justice Department to pay a $355 million penalty and plead guilty to a criminal charge of conspiring with doctors to bill government insurers for free samples of its prostate cancer drug, Zoladex.
FEATURES
By Kevin Cowherd and Kevin Cowherd,SUN STAFF | October 17, 1998
It's here. Say the name to yourself: Pepsi One. Again: Pepsi One. One more time, with feeling: Pepsi One. Getting on your nerves, right? Well, Mr. and Ms. Consumer, you ain't seen nothing yet.Starting today, there is no place in this country short of an underground nuclear test facility where you can escape the promotional campaign for Pepsi One.You'll hear Pepsi One radio jingles. You'll see Pepsi One TV commercials starring ultra-hip Cuba Gooding Jr. You'll see Pepsi One magazine ads and Pepsi One "point of sale" displays in the soft drink aisle of your favorite supermarket.
NEWS
By John E. Woodruff and John E. Woodruff,Sun Staff Writer Sun staff writer Jay Hancock contributed to this article | June 29, 1994
Get ready for more free samples in the mailbox, unfamiliar products at the supermarket and market researchers on the telephone.American Demographics, an influential magazine in the market-research industry, has declared that the Baltimore metropolitan area is first in something, after all. It seems folks hereabouts have the most all-American set of values and other "psychographic" characteristics of any metro area in the country.And that ought to make it one of the most-surveyed and most-test-marketed metropolitan areas in the United States, instead of what it has always been -- the most-ignored by market researchers -- the magazine says in its July issue.
FEATURES
By Dolly Merritt | December 11, 1993
Around the house* Add a festive touch to your holiday table. Use cookie cutters in various shapes such as bells, Santas and Christmas trees as napkin rings.* Free samples, such as toiletries, that often arrive in your mailbox make good stocking stuffers.* For lots of glitz and less money, a can of spray gold can give ivy, pinecones and rhododendron leaves a Midas touch.* Wrap large gifts with paper holiday tablecloths. The cloths are economical and can be used to wrap other gifts as well.
NEWS
By DAN BERGER | November 17, 1993
How come Al Lerner wasn't in this thing to start?NAFTA stands for free trade in congressional votes.Clay Mitchell is one House speaker who doesn't want to be governor, or anything.Puerto Ricans have seen statehood at work elsewhere and want no part of it. Washingtonians, take note.If the GRE test is computerizing, the PSAT cannot be far behind.A great international conference about legalizing drugs is taking place in Baltimore but, sorry, without free samples.
NEWS
By Michael Ollove and Michael Ollove,Staff Writer | November 6, 1993
Precious Johnson discovered the spelling certificate yesterday morning while going through her little brother's clothing. She wasn't searching for anything in particular. She simply wanted to feel him close to her.Tauris' spelling certificate puzzled her at first. "He never showed it to me, and he showed me everything," Precious, 14, said. Then she understood, and it pierced her heart. Ten-year-old Tauris had received the certificate at school only the day before. "He'd never had the chance to show it to me," she said.
BUSINESS
By Joyce Lain Kennedy and Joyce Lain Kennedy,Sun Features Inc | May 6, 1991
Have you been beating your brains out to get a job with zero success? Job-placement guru James E. Challenger says the free sample offer is an idea whose time has come.Job hunters over 60 -- and others who repeatedly have failed to get a second interview -- probably don't have much to lose, except a month's pay. It could be a good idea if you choose the employer carefully and if you can deliver the goods you claim.Challenger, who heads the international outplacement consulting firm of Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc., admits the free trial offer concept is not for everyone.
FEATURES
By Kevin Cowherd and Kevin Cowherd,SUN STAFF | October 17, 1998
It's here. Say the name to yourself: Pepsi One. Again: Pepsi One. One more time, with feeling: Pepsi One. Getting on your nerves, right? Well, Mr. and Ms. Consumer, you ain't seen nothing yet.Starting today, there is no place in this country short of an underground nuclear test facility where you can escape the promotional campaign for Pepsi One.You'll hear Pepsi One radio jingles. You'll see Pepsi One TV commercials starring ultra-hip Cuba Gooding Jr. You'll see Pepsi One magazine ads and Pepsi One "point of sale" displays in the soft drink aisle of your favorite supermarket.
FEATURES
By Knight-Ridder News Service | November 3, 1991
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The seasoned shopper and her daughter have mastered the art of dining "a la cart." Hungry for lunch, the daughter says, "It's Friday. Let's go to Byerly's and eat in the aisles."Pushing a grocery cart, they make a quick reconnaissance of the store to discover the day's "menu" -- so they can eat their meal in a logical progression. First, they have coleslaw; then, soup. The main course: Mexican pizza, two other varieties of pizza and a sample of a new barbecue sauce.After palate-cleansing watermelon in the produce aisle, they try some new bread, then take a cup of coffee to go with the cookies being given away.
BUSINESS
By Joyce Lain Kennedy and Joyce Lain Kennedy,Sun Features Inc | May 6, 1991
Have you been beating your brains out to get a job with zero success? Job-placement guru James E. Challenger says the free sample offer is an idea whose time has come.Job hunters over 60 -- and others who repeatedly have failed to get a second interview -- probably don't have much to lose, except a month's pay. It could be a good idea if you choose the employer carefully and if you can deliver the goods you claim.Challenger, who heads the international outplacement consulting firm of Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc., admits the free trial offer concept is not for everyone.
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