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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 ne...

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 ...

Competitor Offers $1 Drug After Turing's Controversial $750 Price Hike

AP | Kelly Chen | Posted 10.22.2015 | Business

EmbedContent(5629a5f5e4b0ec0a3893fc25,,Embed,html,Some({})) TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Stepping into the furor over eye-popping price spikes for old g...

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 07.20.2015 | 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 06.28.2015 | 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 06.04.2015 | 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 06.02.2015 | 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.

Drug Distributor Punishes Vets While Receiving Billions From VA

James P. Hoffa | Posted 01.11.2015 | Business
James P. Hoffa

McKesson Corp. is the nation's largest drug distributor and earns roughly $4 billion a year serving as the primary pharmaceutical vendor for the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs. But it doesn't pay employees like Claude Hickerson, a veteran himself, enough to afford health care.

If ICANN Doesn't Keep Registrars Honest, Who Will?

John Horton | Posted 11.05.2014 | Technology
John Horton

Last week, The Wall Street Journal detailed the challenges that drug safety authorities like the FDA face when tackling the illegal and unsafe distrib...

Separating Fact from Fiction in the TPP

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 12.24.2014 | Technology
Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

Some important issues remain to be decided within the TPP that could substantially affect its ultimate positive impact. Chief among these is an ongoing debate surrounding intellectual property (IP) rights.

Why We Allow Big Pharma to Rip Us Off

Robert Reich | Posted 12.06.2014 | Business
Robert Reich

Since private property and freedom of contract are the core of the free market, we assume drug companies have every right to charge what they want for the property they sell. Yet in reality the "free market" can't be separated from government because government determines the rules of the game.

Blood, Pills, and Black Markets

Donna A. Patterson | Posted 12.03.2014 | World
Donna A. Patterson

Recent reports illuminate a growing black market trade in blood from Ebola survivors. Those with the desire and resources are buying blood in hopes of curing current infections or stockpiling for future infections.

Time to Let the Sunshine In

Debra B. Whitman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Debra B. Whitman, Ph.D.

While not all relationships between health care providers and drug and medical device manufacturers are problematic, the implementation of the Physician Payments Sunshine Act will help ensure that provider-industry relationships finally receive appropriate scrutiny.

What Smart People Never Buy At The Drugstore

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business

A 100-pill package of CVS-brand aspirin costs $1.14 on the company's website, while pharmaceutical giant Bayer's version sells for $6.99. Yet time ...

Restoring the Heart and Art of Medicine

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

After years of frustration churning through this system myself, unable to help patients get truly better, I left the world of conventional medicine and entered that of integrative medicine, which draws from the best of conventional, complementary, and alternative modalities of healing. My own journey led me beyond integrative medicine and into a realm I call "slow medicine."

America Does Not Negotiate With Drug Companies

Socheata Poeuv | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Socheata Poeuv

A few years ago, I began to buy some of my prescriptions from an online pharmacy in Canada. At my local pharmacy, my prescription was costing me abou...

Are You Drinking Drugs?

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Because the pharmaceuticals register in such small amounts -- measured in parts per billion, in some cases -- health officials aren't worried about the risk to humans. But some are concerned about their effect on plants and wildlife, especially fish.