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How Max Baucus, the Next Ambassador to China, Killed Progressive Health Care Reform

Peter Dreier | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

It's just unfortunate that Obama couldn't send Baucus to a democratic country so he could see first-hand what a decent universal health care system looks like.

Unreliable Sources 2: How the Media Help the Kochs & ExxonMobil Spread Climate Disinformation

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Media
Elliott Negin

Part 2: To understand just how the fossil fuel industry has been laundering climate disinformation, there are few better places to start than with the Washington, D.C.-based Competitive Enterprise Institute.

A Drug-Maker's Ethical 'Mistakes'

Dana Radcliffe | Posted 10.06.2012 | Business
Dana Radcliffe

Pharmaceutical giant Glaxo made profits in ways that manipulated the choices of doctors and sometimes resulted in patients' being subjected to significant risks without their informed consent.

New Details Of Obama Health Care Deal Revealed

The New York Times | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After weeks of quiet talks, drug industry lobbyists were growing nervous....

Paul Blumenthal

Auction 2012: How The Drug Industry Games Washington

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics

Auction 2012 is a weeklong series in collaboration with "The Dylan Ratigan Show" and United Republic. When he first ran for president, Barack Obama...

A Depressing Story You Need to Read

Robert Kuttner | Posted 08.26.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Corrosion of the public spirit of scientists and the distortion of scientific inquiry is one of the many costs of pervasive commercialization. And what's truly depressing is that the Obama FDA is only marginally better on this front than George W. Bush's.

Drug Companies Set To Donate Vaccines To Poor Countries

Posted 06.15.2011 | Home

Drug companies are set to donate vaccines and antivirals to poor countries, and share patented technology under a deal to strengthen defenses agai...

Amanda Terkel

The Ghosts Of Health Care Deals Past

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The deals that the White House cut with major industries during the health care debate are threatening to come back to haunt the adminis...

Junk Medicine: An American Fandango

Dan Agin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dan Agin

To pharmaceutical companies, physicians practicing clinical medicine are sales-facilitators essentially bought the way actors are bought to wear white coats in front of television cameras while pretending to be physicians.

AIDS, Alzheimer's, Herpes Vaccines On Horizon, Get Biotech Boost

AP | LINDA A. JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

MARIETTA, Pa. — Malaria. Tuberculosis. Alzheimer's disease. AIDS. Pandemic flu. Genital herpes. Urinary tract infections. Grass allergies. Trave...

Medicare Part D Creators Now Working For Lobbyists With Billions At Stake

ProPublica | Olga Pierce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Four years ago, a group of lawmakers and aides crafted Medicare Part D, the prescription drug program for seniors that has produced billions of dollar...

Boehner's Big Gift to the Drug Industry

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Doroshow

It's always fun to see what politicians try to bury in fine print. Take, for example, the several hundred-page House Republican health care bill introduced by Mr. Boehner Of Ohio.

How Drug-Industry Lobbyists Got Their Way On Health Care

TIME | Karen Tumulty and Michael Scherer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In Congress, committee chairmen are known as the old bulls for a reason: it's unwise to provoke them. So it isn't often that you see one get rolled by...

This Week In Cheating: Drugs

Jeff Kreisler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jeff Kreisler

So, let me get this straight: Pfizer is the drug company who'll lie to you, but Merck's the one that'll kill you?

Drug Industry Payback For White House Surrender: $150 Million In TV Advertising

New York Times | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The drug industry has authorized its lobbyists to spend as much as $150 million on television commercials supporting President Obama's h...

Promises to the Drug Industry: Like Renegotiating NAFTA?

Dean Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dean Baker

The government is giving the drug companies incentives to promotes their drugs even when they aren't the best medicine for patients. This goes directly against efforts to contain costs by promoting good medicine.

White House Stands By Behind-The-Scenes Deal With Drugmakers Under Industry Pressure

New York Times | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Pressed by industry lobbyists, White House officials on Wednesday assured drug makers that the administration stood by a behind-the-scenes deal to blo...

PhRMA, Pfizer lead in health lobbying

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The drug industry's trade group and one of the nation's biggest pharmaceutical companies reported spending more money than other he...

Big Pharma Winning Most Of What It Wants In Health-Care Overhaul

Wall Street Journal | ALICIA MUNDY and LAURA MECKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The pharmaceuticals industry, which President Barack Obama promised to "take on" during his campaign, is winning most of what it wants i...