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Maternal Health Heroes: Interview With Dr. Priya Agrawal

Jennifer James | Posted 08.12.2015 | Impact
Jennifer James

Speaking with Dr. Priya Agrawal, Executive Director of Merck for Mothers, for this latest interview in our Maternal Health Heroes Summer Series, I instinctively realized that she is not only a gifted communicator with a passion for women's health, but also an infectious advocate for safe motherhood both in the United States and worldwide.

Tamara Jacobs' Your Ultimate Success Plan is the Get-Off-Your-Ass Book of the Year

Xaque Gruber | Posted 07.20.2015 | Books
Xaque Gruber

Tamara Jacobs knows what she's talking about when it comes to moving ahead in the business world. When Fortune 500 companies like Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Bayer, Merck, Novartis, Revlon, and others need advice with their branding and image, they call Tamara.

Deepening Our Inclusion of People With Disabilities

Bonnie St. John | Posted 05.10.2015 | Business
Bonnie St. John

"Disability is represented in all other dimensions of human difference including race, faith, and sexual orientation. Almost everyone will experience a temporary disability at some point in their lives and likely end up with one or more life-long disabilities as they grow older."

A Simple Solution to the Great American Measles Scare

James Moore | Posted 04.18.2015 | Politics
James Moore

In an era of profound medical advancements in drug therapies and technologies, the U.S. finds itself immersed in a controversy over the very basic iss...

Halliburton Ruling Could Be A Big Win For Big Pharma, Wall Street

Reuters | Andrew Longstreth | Posted 07.01.2014 | Business

NEW YORK, June 12 (Reuters) - Within the next two weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule in a major case that could make it much harder for...

Drugmaker Makes Huge Buy

AP | By LINDA A. JOHNSON | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Germany's Bayer plans to buy U.S.-based Merck & Co.'s consumer health business, creating a combined medicine cabinet of hou...

Coral Reefs: Going, Going... Gone

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 06.15.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Clearly, it's time we took the latest UN Climate warning seriously. Coral reefs are the most valuable marine ecosystems on Earth and climate disruption is killing them, quickly.

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...

A Health Care Resolution for 2014: Let's Retire the Fax Machine

Sachin H. Jain, M.D. | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Sachin H. Jain, M.D.

In 2009, President Obama and the Congress signed into law the HITECH Act as part of the federal Recovery Act. HITECH provides up to $44 billion in fe...

The Power of the Private Sector to Save Lives

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 04.10.2014 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

Good news travels fast. This week's announcement by CVS Caremark that they will stop selling tobacco products by October 1 was front-page news and a topic of conversation everywhere. My first thought? What a great example of a company voluntarily doing the right thing.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Merck To Pay $100 Million In NuvaRing Settlement | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Merck & Co. will pay $100 million to resolve thousands of lawsuits alleging its NuvaRing contraceptive device causes potentially fatal b...

Merck Joins Companies Ending Chimpanzee Research

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 01.30.2014 | Green

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Drugmaker Merck & Co. is joining two dozen other pharmaceutical companies and contract laboratories in committing to not use ch...

New Sleep Medications: Thinking About Profits, Not Dreams

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 03.17.2014 | Science
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

The Dec. 9, 2013, issue of The New Yorker published a detailed but rather misguided article by Ian Parker, "The Big Sleep," about the complicated tangle of profit, science, and psychology in the search for better drugs to aid sleep.

Living Up to the Promise of Modern Medicine: Collaborating Across Boundaries

Sachin H. Jain, M.D. | Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Sachin H. Jain, M.D.

My father was diagnosed with diabetes when I was 6 years old, and it wasn't until years later that I formally learned about the disease in medical sch...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Side Effects May Include Death | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the summer of 2002, the pharmaceutical company Organon unveiled what it believed would be a game-changer in the multibillion-dollar b...

On World Health Day, Let's Foster "Healthy" Businesses to Improve Global Health

Dr. Naveen Rao | Posted 06.05.2013 | Impact
Dr. Naveen Rao

It's typical to assume that managing public health challenges in the developing world is the primary responsibility of the public sector. And that's not wrong: a well-functioning public health system is fundamental to saving more lives and keeping more people healthy.

International Corporate Volunteering: Rapidly Growing Trend to Advance People, Planet, Profits

Alice Korngold | Posted 05.04.2013 | Impact
Alice Korngold

The best way for companies to design and implement global pro bono programs that maximize the benefits of their ICV programs is through partnerships and collaboration.

Boy Scouts Lose Another Major Corporate Sponsor After Re-Affirming Gay Ban

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) have lost yet another corporate sponsor angered by the organization's stance on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transge...

Merck: Using Moms and Madagascar to Market to Kids

Sheila Quirke | Posted 08.22.2012 | Parents
Sheila Quirke

Kids don't need Madagascar characters to encourage them to take meds. Kids also don't need moms throwing them parties that revolve around medicine.

Ron Dicker

FTC Complaint Targets Claritin Film Tie-In | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.20.2012 | Business

Health-advocacy groups filed a joint complaint with the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday, aiming to stop pharma giant Merck from using "Madagasca...

Brennan Williams

What Changed Raven's Life On Broadway? | Brennan Williams | Posted 04.27.2012 | Black Voices

Last month actress and television producer Raven Symone made her Broadway debut as Deloris Van Cartier in the theatre adaption of "Sister Act." In add...

Previously Secret Donations Revealed

Bloomberg | By Jonathan D. Salant | Posted 03.29.2012 | Politics

Some secret donors who gave money to groups that paid for millions of dollars in attack ads during the 2010 midterm elections are becoming public....

Drug Company Saves Miami Icon

Posted 12.12.2011 | Miami

Pharmaceutical company Merck will fund maintenance of the Little Miss Coppertone sign, according to Open Media Miami. For the next five years, the par...

Jon Ward

Perry Aides' $3 Million Island Disappears From Web | Jon Ward | Posted 12.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The super PAC that hopes to spend $55 million on Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry's behalf is run by Mike Toomey, a long-tim...

Paul Blumenthal

Corporations Try To Listen To Political Spending Outrage | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON -- Four miles north of the occupied Zuccotti Park, where protesters have urged an end to corporate influence in politics, business...