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Drug Makers

Why Health Care Costs So Much: Both Parties Suck at Teat of Medical-Industrial Complex

Wendell Potter | Posted 10.25.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Will Congress act to save taxpayers billions of dollars -- and protect the solvency of the Medicare programs -- by taking on the AMA, the drugmakers and the insurers? Don't hold your breath.

Drug Giant Under Fire Over Bribery Allegations

Reuters | Posted 02.19.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and Co agreed on Thursday to pay $29 million to settle civil charges that its subsid...

Big Pharma Raises Prices 10% Even As It Promises To Cut Nation's Drug Costs

New York Times | DUFF WILSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Even as drug makers promise to support Washington's health care overhaul by shaving $8 billion a year off the nation's drug costs after the legislatio...

Sam Stein

Obama Deal With Drugmakers Sparks Debate Over Reform | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House backtracked slightly on Thursday from reports that it had made a hugely significant and binding backroom deal with the pharmaceutical ...

Lawmakers Seek To Curb Drug Commercials

New York Times | Natasha Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Now a handful of legislators are just saying no to TV commercials for prescription drugs. The politicians are taking aim at the 60-second spots that h...

Online Age Quiz Useful For Drug Makers

New York Times | STEPHANIE CLIFFORD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Americans yearn to be young. So it is little wonder that RealAge, which promises to help shave years off your age, has become one of the most popular ...

Pharmaceutical Mergers Considered

New York Times | NATASHA SINGER and DUFF WILSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Sports fans have fantasy baseball. Drug industry analysts have fantasy mergers. In the pharmaceutical version of the game, analysts use balance she...

Drug Maker Wyeth Said To Have Paid Ghostwriters For Favorable Journal Articles

NY Times | DUFF WILSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Wyeth, the pharmaceutical company, paid ghostwriters to produce medical journal articles favorable to its female hormone replacement therapy Prempro, ...