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Ghostface Killah Just Went Full Blast On 'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business

Wu-Tang Clan rapper Dennis "Ghostface Killah" Coles is officially in a beef with Martin Shkreli, but he's blasting the former pharmaceutical executiv...

An Open Letter to Martin Shkreli and Nancy Retzlaff

Erica Barnes | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Erica Barnes

I wonder how long it takes Turing Pharmaceuticals to blow through $100,000. If your testimonies at the recent congressional hearing on drug pricing are correct, then I'm guessing a Christmas party or two would take care of $100,000.

Name Brand Drug Costs Are Too High and Generics Are Growing Out of Reach

Erin Havel | Posted 02.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Erin Havel

There is room for profit in the pharmaceutical industry. However, the amount of that profit should not cause suffering to patients, who are the pharmaceutical industry's consumer. As a country we must jointly stand together and insist on regulating the costs of these medications.

The 9 Most Punchable Martin Shkreli Faces (Just From Today)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics

Martin Shkreli, the former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO who notoriously jacked up the price of an antiparasitic drug used to treat infections in HIV pa...

Pharma Bro Emails Reveal Just How Greedy Drug Companies Can Be

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 02.02.2016 | Business

"$1bn here we come." That was the triumphant message sent by then-Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli, the infamous "Pharma Bro" who jacked up ...

Socialism, American Style

Steve Skrovan | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics
Steve Skrovan

The next time an American voter asks Bernie Sanders what he means by "socialism," this is what I would whisper in his ear...

Donald Trump Reportedly Says He's With Hillary, Bernie On Drug Pricing

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 01.26.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump has jumped into the debate over prescription drug prices -- and, if reports are correct, he’s standing in the same place as Hillar...

Citizens United Celebrates 6 Years Of Giving A Voice To Voiceless Billionaires

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.22.2016 | Politics

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Pharmaceutical Companies Drive the Heroin Epidemic

Alex Lawson | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics
Alex Lawson

The pharmaceutical industry push for reckless pill popping has had tragic consequences for millions of American families. Many of the patients prescribed OxyContin and similar pills have ended up dependent on and ultimately addicted to the drugs

How I Cured My Cystic Acne With Diet

Katherine Ripley | Posted 01.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Katherine Ripley

My complexion is still not perfect, but my cystic acne has pretty much disappeared. My skin is no longer in pain. It's a happy ending for this chapter of my battle with my insecurities, and a new beginning on my journey of getting to know myself.

LePage Apology for Racist "Slip of the Tongue" Comment About Impregnating Young White Girls Isn't the Worst Thing

Cynthia Dill | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics
Cynthia Dill

It might be fun speculating what guys named "Shifty" and "Smoothie" would do in Maine when they weren't busy knocking up young white girls - if the ex...

The Big Ideas 3D-Printing Brings to Big Pharma

Hippo Reads | Posted 12.15.2015 | Technology
Hippo Reads

Here are a few reasons big pharma should invest in 3D-printing technologies now--or risk getting left behind for good:

Million-Dollar Wu-Tang Album Bought By Pharmaceutical Price-Gouger Martin Shkreli

SPIN | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 12.09.2015 | Black Voices

Martin Shkreli, a 32-year-old pharmaceutical executive who infamously raised the price of a life-saving AIDs and cancer drug from $13.50 a pill to $7...

Tax Dodging Just One Part Of Pfizer's Corrupt Business Model

William Lazonick | Posted 12.06.2015 | Business
William Lazonick

If Pfizer is cash-constrained, it is far more likely that it is the golden handcuffs of stock-based executive pay that are the source of the problem.

Do You Suffer From MAP? Ask Your Doctor About MORTIFY [Satire]

Jeff Fox | Posted 12.03.2015 | Media
Jeff Fox

Do you get an occasional headache? Does your back or shoulder act up now and then? Like millions of Americans, you have probably suffered for years from a previously unnamed condition known as MAP (minor aches and pains).

Big Pharma Lobbyists Unload: 'There's Just Too Much Obvious Greed'

New York Times | Whitney Snyder | Posted 11.26.2015 | Politics

“This Pfizer thing is humongous, and I think it could change the course of history for the entire industry,” one of the industry’s ...

4 Reasons This Pharma Mega-Merger Could Be Terrible For You

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business

All eyes are on Pfizer Inc. and Allergan PLC this week following the pharmaceutical giants' Monday announcement that they plan to undertake a mega-me...

Price-Gouging Pharma CEO Takes Over Cancer Company

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 11.20.2015 | Business

Martin Shkreli, the former hedge fund executive notorious for radically jacking up the price of a pill used by cancer and HIV patients, has...

To Curb Rising Costs, Experts Call For Ban On Prescription Drug Ads

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.19.2015 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO (AP) -- The American Medical Association on Tuesday called for a ban on direct-to-consumer ads for prescription drugs and implantable medical...

Conversations With Companies That Make a Difference in the World - GSK & Their PULSE Employee Volunteer Program

Cari E. Guittard | Posted 11.11.2015 | Business
Cari E. Guittard

Something is in the water at GSK offices. A few months ago I learned of GSK's PULSE employee volunteer program through a mutual friend who shared the...

Obamacare Drug Provision Sparks Savings and Competition

Jessica Stone | Posted 11.02.2015 | Politics
Jessica Stone

While Obamacare stories often focus on the law's insurance premium impact, a lesser known provision of the law is starting to save some patients money and provide more choice in treatments.

What the 'Steve Jobs' Movie Won't Tell You About Apple's Success

Lynn Parramore | Posted 10.26.2015 | Business
Lynn Parramore

Mazzucato debunks common myths about how innovation works and shapes a new narrative on how to grow a robust and inclusive economy. Think that iPhone in your pocket is simply a product of Silicon Valley magic? Think again!

Do We Need a New Pill Drill?

Kristen Lee Costa | Posted 10.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristen Lee Costa

This is the pill drill that needs to be revisited and dismantled. This drill involves a lack of access to preventative, alternative and/or complementary approaches, and resorts to swift prescribing without exploring additional means to understand and treat mental health and stress-related issues.

'Host,' A Conversation With Robin Cook

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 10.20.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Robin Cook has written thirty-four novels which have sold over one hundred million copies worldwide. There have been a dozen films, television movies and mini-series made from his work. In each of his novels, he elucidates various medical/biotech ethical issues, while entertaining his readers with thriller-style stories.

Why Are Most Cancer Drugs so Expensive and so Ineffective?

Allen Frances | Posted 10.16.2015 | Science
Allen Frances

The pharmaceutical industry is the most powerful monopoly in the United States. Not surprisingly, it delivers mostly second-rate products at ridiculously inflated prices. The results are unprecedented profits and bad patient care.