In the 1980s, Bayer, a U.S. pharmaceutical company, shipped and sold drugs containing HIV virus to 22 countries in Latin America, Europe and Asia, even though they knew the drugs were contaminated with HIV. This has resulted in the deaths of thousands. The FDA knew about this and helped Bayer cover up. Although officials in France and Japan have been jailed over this, so far no one in Bayer in the US has been charged for their crimes. Spread the word!
Countries affected include: France, Spain, Argentina, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Japan.
Why consider the Bayer-HIV scandal to have started in 1982? Because the NYT above says: "At the beginning of the epidemic, more than two decades ago, fear over what would later be known as AIDS was centered mostly among gays and intravenous drug users. But that changed on July 16, 1982, when the federal Centers for Disease Control reported that three hemophiliacs had acquired the disease."