iOS app Android app


Studies Find New Drugs Greatly Lower Cholesterol

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new class of experimental medicines can dramatically lower cholesterol, raising hopes of a fresh option for people who can't tol...

An Epic Tale Of Drug-Company Fraud

CNN | Posted 05.17.2013 | Healthy Living

On the morning of Aug. 18, 2004, Dinesh Thakur hurried to a hastily arranged meeting with his boss at the gleaming offices of Ranbaxy Laboratories in ...

Manning Up to Motherhood

Sybil Adelman Sage | Posted 07.14.2012 | Parents
Sybil Adelman Sage

Many of us mothers with children under the age of 70 living at home are having trouble finding time to read; we're busy cutting our children's steaks and setting out their Lipitor.

Drug Giant's Profit Plunges After Introduction of Generic Lipitor

AP | LINDA A. JOHNSON | Posted 04.01.2012 | Business

Pfizer Inc.'s fourth-quarter profit fell by half because it sold less Lipitor, the cholesterol fighter that's the biggest drug ever to go off patent, ...

Drugmakers Boost Prices Despite Political Risks | Posted 01.14.2012 | Fifty

One thing big drug companies generally aren't keen on is being the focus of a hot political debate. In the past, the quickest way to become Exhibit...

After Generics Enter Market, World's Top Selling Drug Sees Sales Plunge

AP | By LINDA A. JOHNSON | Posted 12.20.2011 | Business

TRENTON, N.J. -- Sales of cholesterol blockbuster Lipitor plunged by half barely a week after the world's top-selling drug got its first U.S. generic ...

Pfizer Maneuvers To Keep Patients On Lipitor

AP | By LINDA A. JOHNSON | Posted 01.29.2012 | Healthy Living

TRENTON, N.J. -- Lipitor is so valuable that Pfizer is practically paying people to keep taking its blockbuster cholesterol medicine after generic com...

Could Lipitor Go OTC?

Posted 10.04.2011 | Healthy Living

Pfizer Inc is interested in selling a non-prescription version of its Lipitor cholesterol drug after it loses U.S. patent protection, but would li...

Drug Prices To Plummet By Next Year

AP/Huffington Post | By LINDA A. JOHNSON | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

(Associated Press) -- The cost of prescription medicines used by millions of people every day is about to plummet. The next 14 months will bring ge...

Evidence Ties Lipitor To Diabetes Risk

Reuters | Amy Norton | Posted 05.29.2011 | Home

People on a high-dose regimen of the cholesterol drug Lipitor may have a slightly increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes -- particularly if th...

Cholesterol Drug Lipitor Recalled Due To Moldy Smell

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — Drugmaker Pfizer Inc. announced Friday it would recall 38,000 bottles of its blockbuster cholesterol drug Lipitor due to an unpleasant ...

Lipitor Recalled, Again, For 'Uncharacteristic' Odor

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WHAT HAPPENED: Pfizer Inc. is recalling about 19,000 bottles of the blockbuster cholesterol drug Lipitor because of complaints about an "uncharacteris...

Kids' Cholesterol Drug Gets Approval in EU

AP | LINDA A. JOHNSON | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

TRENTON, N.J. — The European Union has approved a new chewable form of cholesterol blockbuster Lipitor for children 10 and up with high levels o...

Side Effects Include Denial

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

Pictures are more powerful than words. I suspect Pfizer could run a two-minute crawl about suicide risks, and it still wouldn't distract from a heartwarming testimonial about Chantix.

Pharmaceutical Drug Pushers Lead to National Overdose

Francesca Biller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Francesca Biller

I only hope that some woman is lucky enough to be with a man who becomes afflicted with one side effect Viagra claims, a condition known as priapism, ...

Free Drugs for the Unemployed... Not the Fun Kind

Warren Holstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

Unemployment plus artificially stimulated erectile function in the elderly and/or infirm can only lead to positive developments for society as a whole, right?

Study: Cholesterol Drug Lowers Blood Clot Risk

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

ORLANDO, Fla. — Statin drugs, taken by millions of Americans to lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease, also can cut the risk of developing...

Have a Placebo

Doug Bremner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Doug Bremner

One article in bmj shows that half of doctors prescribe their patients placebos; another shows that 23% of patients on statins were women without heart disease.

Pfizer Pulls Misleading Lipitor Ads

New York TImes | Stephanie Saul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Under criticism that its ads are misleading, Pfizer said Monday that it would cancel a long-running advertising campaign using the artificial heart pi...

Big Pharma Raised Top Drug Prices By 7.8 Percent In 2007

Wall Street Journal | HEATHER WON TESORIERO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The pharmaceutical industry has been a frequent target in the current presidential campaign, but that hasn't stopped it from continuing to aggressivel...

Are Cholesterol Drugs Worth The Money?

BusinessWeek | John Carey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Martin Winn's cholesterol level was inching up. Cycling up hills, he felt chest pain that might have been angina. So he and his doctor decided he shou...

Big Pharma Frets As Major Patent Expirations Loom

Wall Street Journal | BARBARA MARTINEZ, JACOB GOLDSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Over the next few years, the pharmaceutical business will hit a wall. Some of the top-selling drugs in industry history will become history as patent...