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Why One HIV Drug Costs 5,000 Percent More Overnight

James Peron | Posted 09.22.2016 | Politics
James Peron

One story that has everyone outraged is that of Turing Pharmaceuticals, run by Martin Shkreli. He took the price of the 62-year-old drug Daraprim, used to treat toxoplasmosis in HIV patients, and raised it to $750 a tablet. How is he getting away with this?

FDA Approves 5 New Diet Drugs With Serious Side Effects

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living

After $60 million spent on lobbying, the U.S Food and Drug Administration -- which had a 13-year history of rejecting new diet drugs -- has approved f...

Red State Lawmakers Helping Cancer Patients Push Back Against Insurance Denials

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.23.2015 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Legislators in a number of states, including Oklahoma and Tennessee, have introduced bills that would require insurers to cover proton therapy if a patient's doctor believes it is the most appropriate form of radiation.

Childhood Cancer, My Road Map

Jonathan Agin | Posted 05.12.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

It is easy for me to write about childhood cancer in many respects. It matters to me. It touched me personally through the diagnosis and loss of my amazing daughter Alexis. Where I think the struggle lies is changing the entire landscape with respect to fighting the disease.

Search Engines May Be More Able To Do The FDA's Job Than The FDA

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 03.08.2013 | Technology

Bing, Google and other search engines are very, very good at detecting potentially problematic drug combinations. Better, apparently, than the Federal...

There Has to Be a Better Way

Jonathan Agin | Posted 01.28.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

I am convinced that one of the biggest impediments to finding cures for childhood cancer is the way we force our kids to fight. The regulatory and institutional red tape cause many parents not to enroll their children in clinical trials.

A Bold New Attack on the Alzheimer's Scourge

Michael Hodin | Posted 05.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Hodin

What if a preeminent global health authority declared there's a public health "time bomb" among us? What if he were the person most responsible for leading the coalition that turned HIV/AIDS from a certain death sentence into a manageable illness?

Hip Implants Were Sold Overseas After Being Rejected By FDA

The New York Times | BARRY MEIER | Posted 02.15.2012 | Healthy Living

The health care products giant Johnson & Johnson continued to market an artificial hip in Europe and elsewhere overseas after the Food and Drug Admini...

10 States Spending The Most On Health Care

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.08.2011 | Business

How much Americans spend on health care can vary widely across the country, and it's those states with wealthier populations that tend to spend the mo...

UPDATE: Girls Under Age 17 Still Need Prescription For Morning After Pill

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 12.23.2011 | Healthy Living

UPDATED: FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, M.D., has released a statement, saying that she believes that Plan B One-Step should be allowed for all fe...

Amphastar Pharmaceuticals SPIED On FDA Directors To Help Win Approval For Drug | EAMON JAVERS | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For more than two months in late 2008, private investigators working for a drug company gathered information on a high-ranking official at the Food an...