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Orlando: A Call For Consciousness

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 06.14.2016 | Impact
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

The seams in the streets are open. The superficial protections and justices that held us together sit as ancient ruins for politicians and their pund...

Congressional Hearing Goof Pulls Back The Curtain On How Washington Really Works

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 05.18.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Everyone knows Washington can be a virtual echo chamber, but a pair of witnesses at a congressional hearing this week took things a litt...

'Devotion,' A Conversation With Ros Barber

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 04.11.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Ros Barber is the author of the critically acclaimed, award-winning The Marlow Papers, which was written entirely in iambic pentameter. She began her career in the sciences and is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Sussex.

5 Myths About Life Science Innovation in the United States

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 04.06.2016 | Politics
Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

Policymakers should reject the false choice between public-sector leadership and private-sector leadership. America leads the world because its system maximizes the strengths of both.

Big Pharma Is Pushing Drugs You Don't Need For Disorders You Don't Have

The Huffington Post | Adam Goldberg | Posted 03.31.2016 | Business

One evening in the late summer of 2015, Lisa Schwartz was watching television at her Vermont home when an ad for a sleeping pill called Belsomra appea...

Simple Tips to Get Cheaper Medications

Nurse Katz | Posted 03.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Nurse Katz

You might also want to make a list of the most expensive medications that your family seems to be taking throughout the year and find a cheaper alternative. On the other hand, you just might want to choose a health insurance that covers the medication you need and the pharmacy of your choice during the next open enrollment period, thus, creating better odds than Vegas!

Ghostface Killah Just Went Full Blast On 'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business

Wu-Tang Clan rapper Dennis "Ghostface Killah" Coles is officially in a beef with Martin Shkreli, but he's blasting the former pharmaceutical executive...

An Open Letter to Martin Shkreli and Nancy Retzlaff

Erica Barnes | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Erica Barnes

I wonder how long it takes Turing Pharmaceuticals to blow through $100,000. If your testimonies at the recent congressional hearing on drug pricing are correct, then I'm guessing a Christmas party or two would take care of $100,000.

No Patient Should Be Judged Based on an "Algorithm"

Tony Coelho | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
Tony Coelho

Unfortunately, I am continually disappointed when I come across proposals from the halls of academia that seek to impose an "algorithm" for value of health care that seeks to mechanically determine what tests and treatments are worth giving to patients and which are not.

Prescription Nation

Annie Negrin MD | Posted 01.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Annie Negrin MD

America is #1 -- that is, in terms of the number of people on prescription medications. We outrank the rest of the word in terms of how many people t...

How Insurance Companies Drive Up the Cost of Live-Saving Drugs for Patients

Rob Sawicki | Posted 12.04.2015 | Politics
Rob Sawicki

When the Daraprim story broke, politicians saw an opportunity to tackle an issue that had drawn ample media attention -- the cost of pharmaceutical treatments.

A Drug Company Is Putting Work-Life Balance Before Profit. Cool.

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business

Pharmaceutical companies delay drugs for many reasons. Sometimes it's because more safety tests are required. Sometimes it's because more money is nee...

Ex-NFL Player Says Weed Helped Him Kick Pills, Suicidal Thoughts

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 11.06.2015 | Sports

Former All-Pro offensive lineman Kyle Turley has said he sustained over 100 concussions in his playing days, but it’s the argument around which drug...

Holding Big Pharma Accountable: Why Suing The Pharmaceutical Industry Isn't Working

Caroline Beaton | Posted 10.19.2015 | Business
Caroline Beaton

Since the 1990s, Congress has implemented four programs to expedite the approval process for new, exceptional pharmaceuticals. These pathways were created to push innovative, life-saving drugs for rare conditions through the FDA more quickly using preliminary, substandard research.

Rational Drug Pricing

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
Jeffrey Sachs

Corporate lobbyists and their friends in the media spout free-market platitudes about why sky-high prices are necessary to promote innovation. It's time for a serious understanding of the policy issues.

Americans Don't Like Pharma And Think They're Getting Ripped Off

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 08.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Americans use prescription drugs and they know these medicines help people, but they still don't care much for pharmaceutical companies ...

TV Show Exposes CoPay Myth: Your Insurance Company Isn't Paying (VIDEO)

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 08.11.2015 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

How much does your insurance company pay the pharmacy on average when you pick up a prescription? And is this a good system of drug distribution for consumers or another way of exploiting the population for profits?

A Waking Dream

Greg O'Brien | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Greg O'Brien

"Hope is a waking dream," Aristotle once wrote. Anything, indeed, is possible. Yet misplaced hopes prolong the nightmare. There is a bolus of mispla...

Global Illegal Drug Markets

Donna A. Patterson | Posted 07.20.2016 | Politics
Donna A. Patterson

Over the past decade, the incidences of contraband pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter drugs have increasingly appeared in U.S. markets. Just as counterfeit garments make their way into America, so do unregulated and fake drugs as the world becomes more interconnected.

Pharmacogenetics: What It Is And Why You Need to Know

Dr. Soram Khalsa | Posted 06.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Soram Khalsa

Pharmacogenetics is the study of how genes affect a person's response to drugs. This relatively new field allows us to combine pharmacology and genomics to develop effective and safe medication dosages which are specific to an individual's DNA makeup. This means minimizing side effects from the drugs!

FDA Panel Recommends Approval Of New Drug That Could Lower Cholesterol

Associated Press | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — Federal health advisers on Tuesday recommended approval for a highly anticipated cholesterol drug from Sanofi and Regeneron...

Morality, Religion and Experimenting on You

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 06.04.2016 | Religion
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

To improve the process of ethical oversight of research, we need to change our attitudes, and recognize far more fully that complicated moral issues, strains and vagaries are involved.

How to Solve the I Hate My Job Problem

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 06.02.2016 | Small Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

Fifty-one percent of employees are disengaged. Eight years ago, I got a glimpse of how to solve this problem. It happened by accident.

Drive-Thru 2

Marc Trujillo | Posted 06.06.2015 | Arts
Marc Trujillo

The Drive-Thru is a natural subject for me as I like to paint places that people don't go to be there, this one is a drive-thru pharmacy.

To Fight Disease, Protect the Ocean

Dr. Ellen Prager | Posted 03.11.2015 | Science
Dr. Ellen Prager

Along with the world's rainforests, the ocean harbors a plethora of potentially effective drugs to combat human ailments and greatly improve human health. Many of these pharmaceuticals remain undiscovered or are in the preliminary phase of testing.