Nobel Corruption Probe Launched

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Swedish anti-corruption agents are investigating allegations that
pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca influenced the awarding of this year's
Nobel Prize in medicine. Scientist Harald zur Hausen won a Nobel Prize in October for finding links between human papilloma viruses and cervical cancer.

AstraZeneca holds the patents on ingredients in the vaccines Gardasil (made by Merck) and Cervarix (made by GlaxoSmithKline) used to fight the human papilloma viruses.

For more, read the story in The Star.