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In Defense Of WikiLeaks: Looking At Cables On Pharmaceutical Drugs And Trade Pressures

James Love | Posted 11.04.2011 | Politics
James Love

What have the WikiLeaks cables given the public? For those who care about such things, we now have a much clearer and documented view of the actual policies carried out by the US government, and also by many other governments.

FDA, It's Time to Rein in Misleading Pharmaceutical Ads

Jerrold S. Parker | Posted 10.01.2011 | Healthy Living
Jerrold S. Parker

Therefore, it is up to regulators to ensure that dangerous drugs are kept off the airwaves -- as well as off the shelves. The use of clever marketing to mask the potential risks of popular products is a universal issue.

Patent Reform That Will Save Lives

William D. Delahunt | Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics
William D. Delahunt

The importance of the biotech and pharmaceutical industries to our economy is indisputable. Even more important than the dollars and cents, are the life-saving medicines these companies are developing.

Business Models for Five Industries in Crisis

Don Tapscott | Posted 09.10.2011 | Business
Don Tapscott

Increasingly it's becoming difficult or even impossible for companies to achieve breakthrough success without changing their entire industry's modus operandi. From the many examples, let's look at five.

Ryan Grim

Democrats Turning On Big Pharma In Debt Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats have targeted pharmaceutical profits as a means of raising revenue as part of the debt ceiling deal, Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-...

Why Gila Monster Spit Could Be Worth a Billion Dollars

Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney | Posted 08.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney

This venomous lizard harbors a billion dollar secret: a special protein in his saliva and tail. That protein is highly effective in treatment for type 2 diabetes.

A Call For Public-Private Partnerships For HIV Prevention

Ward Cates | Posted 08.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ward Cates

As the world celebrates the latest scientific findings in the fight against AIDS/HIV, we are reminded that the public-private partnership involves being able to both "do good" and also "do well".

Do Parents' Rights End at the Schoolhouse Gate?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 07.10.2011 | Education
John W. Whitehead

Helping America's teens make positive, healthy and responsible lifestyle choices is a worthy goal, but it must start with parents within the home.

Pharma Industry Pledges Pandemic Vaccines And Know-How In Landmark Deal

Posted 06.18.2011 | Home

Virus samples will be shared globally in exchange for vaccines produced from them under a landmark deal to improve preparedness for a flu pandemic, ...

J&J Recalls Epilepsy Pills

AP | By LINDA A. JOHNSON | Posted 06.14.2011 | Business

TRENTON, N.J. -- Johnson & Johnson issued yet another recall Thursday, this one for about 57,000 bottles of a widely used epilepsy pill, due to compla...

Take Two and a Half Sheens and Call Me in the Morning

Guy Nicolucci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Guy Nicolucci

Today the National Pharmaceutical Association unveiled its latest product, a drug called "Charlie Sheen" made from equal parts Tiger Blood, Adonis DNA and a special ingredient called "Winner."

The Supreme Court and the Spying-on-Doctors Industry

Jake Whitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jake Whitney

How much influence should pharmaceutical companies have over doctors? The Supreme Court has agreed to review a Vermont law that prohibits the use of prescription data for marketing purposes.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Liz Canner on Orgasm Inc.

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Orgasm Inc is a sometimes funny and frequently provocative exposé of the corporate franchising of female sexuality.

Looking for Drugs in All the Wrong Places

Gary Liberson, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Gary Liberson, PhD

The premise of the new NIH center is to help the drug industry and society overcome 15 years of declining research productivity. Let me say right now, I don't get it.

Government To Start Billion-Dollar Research Center To Develop New Medicines

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Obama administration has become so concerned about the slowing pace of new drugs coming out of the pharmaceutical industry that officials have dec...

Is There a Vaccine Against Fear? What You Need to Know About Medicine in the Media

Judith Acosta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Judith Acosta

The only real virus we need to pay attention to is the virus of fear being seeded on every form of media.

Donald Rumsfeld and the Strange History of Aspartame

Robbie Gennet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robbie Gennet

Yes, that Donald Rumsfeld, the "knowns and unknowns" guy who remarkably executed some of the worst decisions in American foreign policy and got a meda...

Why Some Medical Studies Can Be Harmful

Dr. Dennis Gottfried | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Dennis Gottfried

When a study is done, what we want to find out is whether a medical or surgical treatment actually benefits a patient, that is, does the patient live longer or better.

Why Aren't Big Pharma Execs Ever Punished?

David Callahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Callahan

It is bizarre that the specific individuals who perpetrate these criminal schemes are nearly never held responsible. The latest slap on the wrist for Big Pharma this week shows that nothing has changed.

Amanda Terkel

The Ghosts Of Health Care Deals Past

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The deals that the White House cut with major industries during the health care debate are threatening to come back to haunt the adminis...

ADHD proven to be a genetic disorder! Well, maybe not.

Daniel Goldin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Goldin

Medical News Today recently ran a headline stating "ADHD Is A Genetic Neurodevelopmental Disorder, Scientists Reveal." They drew this headline from a ...

Marijuana Rights Groups Prepared for Serious Highs and Lows

Daniel Hernandez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Hernandez

In the coming years, NORML will join other local and national organizations in challenging the pharmaceutical remodeling of medical marijuana, a looming political trend that they call "anti-pleasure seeking, hypocritical" policy toward intoxicating drugs.

PHOTOS: 31 Technology Startups That Could Change The World

World Economic Forum Technology Pioneers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
World Economic Forum Technology Pioneers

The Technology Pioneers programme is the World Economic Forum's way of identifying startups from around the world that are involved in the design and ...

Tea Party Republicans Should Tackle Federal Role in Distorting Markets and Causing Bubbles.

David Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Paul

It did not take long for the conflicts to emerge as Republicans struggle to make good on their commitments to reduce federal spending. In the wake of ...

When the Cure Is Worse Than the Disease

Donna Flagg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Donna Flagg

Almost everyone I know is on one kind of prescription drug or another. And what's worse is that an awful lot of them have been brainwashed into thinking that these pills hold the key to a healthy and happy life.