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Political Labels 101: A Lesson for Republicans and Teabaggers

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

I acknowledge that a fair debate on health care can be had. But what I have no patience for is the ignorance being injected into our national consciousness, most recently by Sarah Palin.

The Worst Drug Company Marketing Techniques: Kickbacks And Fraud (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Huffington Post recently learned that pharmaceutical industry insiders are expecting the health care reform legislation agreed to between the Whit...

Ryan Grim

Nelson Ready To Bust Pharma Deal: 'They Need 60 Votes, Don't They?' | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Bill Nelson, a Florida Democrat, said on Sunday that if leadership doesn't work with him on his amendment that would break the White House deal w...

A Little-Discussed Issue That Puts "Care" Back in Health Care Reform

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

Legislation concerning the changes for the drug approval process on a special type of medicine (biologic medicines) could provide huge savings -- a major need with health care reform.

Gutted Health Care Bill Ignores This Nation's Best Opportunity for Reform

Judy Patrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judy Patrick

What does it say about our society when government requires us to purchase health insurance and fines us for not doing so yet provides no support to make this possible?

Fake Viagra: Organized Crime's New Goods

Huffington Post | Adam Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Police in Spain have reportedly recovered over 160,000 fake Viagra pills, says Typically Spanish. The report is the latest in a line of international...

Harlem Memorializes Michael Jackson at Apollo Theater

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
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Lauri Lyons

The Apollo Theater's memorial tribute to Michael Jackson might as well have been Mardi Gras in Harlem.

On Wednesday, the President Has to Move the Health Care Debate from a Marketplace of Lies to a Marketplace of Ideas

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

If outright lies end up killing health care reform, the Republicans will have won, but, more importantly, the American people will have lost.

Congressman Waxman: What Americans Need to Know About Health Care

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

Last week, Rep. Waxman paneled a discussion at UCLA on climate change. Later, he was gracious enough to sit down with me for an interview.

Big Pharma has Lured Dems Into a Faustian Bargain

Merrill Goozner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Merrill Goozner

Reformers were naïve if they thought the world had changed simply because there were new tenants in the majority offices on the Hill or in the White House.

Is Obama Selling Us Down the River to Big Pharma?

Bryan Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bryan Young

Bringing lobbyists from Big Pharma into the health care negotiations is anathema to the process and makes them feel like they deserve a place at that table.

The White House Deal with Big Pharma

James Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Love

The White House has abandoned any real effort to control costs in the pharma sector and Democrats have taken this hands-off approach as a green light to side with Big Pharma.

The Horrifying Hidden Story Behind Drug Company Profits

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Johann Hari

Far from being a font of innovation, the drug market has become stagnant. Companies squander a fortune developing "me-too" drugs so they can take out a new patent and receive another avalanche of profits.

"Freedom Isn't Free" -- Neither Is Health Care

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were sold to the nation as moral imperatives, not as taxpayer burdens. The health care debate has been framed as a taxpayer burden instead of a moral imperative.

Sam Stein

Top Health Care Companies Spent More Than Half Million On Congressional Trips | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Over the past eight years, some of the largest and most politically active pharmaceutical and health care companies have spent hundreds of thousands o...

Thank You, Bill Maher, For Asking Where in the World is Barack Obama and What is He Going To Do About Healthcare?

Anne Dunev | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anne Dunev

Most decent people cannot conceive that anyone would profit from knowingly harming others. That is the flaw in capitalism. And that is one reason that evil can exist.

Is Katherine Heigl Really Such a %$#@!

Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau

For 16 days Katherine, I and the rest of the crew worked 12 to 14 hours a day. She napped on my couch, she played with my kids, she knitted on my porch. She even wore my underwear.

Sam Stein

PhRMA CEO Urges GOP To Work With Obama On Health Care, But Won't Compromise Himself | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A key industry official in the health care debate praised the Obama administration on Tuesday for taking an "us"-oriented approach when it came to rev...

Pharma: Still Chasing Skirts

Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau

As someone who spent ten years inside the pharmaceutical industry, I can tell you one thing for sure: Big Pharma goes where the money is. And the money is with the ladies.

Wyeth Loses Supreme Court Case, Opens Consumer Suits Against Pharma

Reuters | Lisa Richwine and James Vicini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the drugmaker Wyeth on Wednesday, holding that pharmaceutical companies can be held liabl...

CNN's Gupta: Not What the Doctor Ordered

James Floyd, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Floyd, M.D.

Gupta downplays safety risks in treatments, and was criticized for his reporting on Vioxx, a pain medication that was withdrawn from the market in 2004 because it causes heart attacks.

Innovations in Phase IV Clinical Trials for Change in Health Care

Sunil Chacko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sunil Chacko

For dying patients with no therapy that is working, compassionate use programs exist to provide drugs in phase II or III clinical trials when the patient was ineligible to participate in the trial.

"Dr. Madoff" and "Dr. Countrywide": Barriers to Health Reform, Threats to Economic Recovery

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

We need to help the majority of doctors redesign the way they "do business." That includes changing incentives so that a small minority of physicians don't benefit from doing the wrong thing.

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...