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Steven Brill

Big Pharma's Defeat Devices

Christopher Lane | Posted 10.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Christopher Lane

"America's Most Admired Lawbreaker" is required reading for everyone involved in medicine and health care -- not just the millions of people who have taken Risperdal, but every parent concerned about the safety of the medication prescribed off-label for their child or ailing parent.

Despite A Hefty Fine, J&J Still Made Billions From Risperdal

Highline | Jade Walker | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business

Ivo Caers confirmed for us Table 21 was never reported to the FDA. … We know now what’s behind the tables: The little girls with the lac...

Johnson & Johnson's Star Witness Makes A Stunning Admission

Highline | Jade Walker | Posted 09.28.2015 | Business

Even one of the Johnson & Johnson’s own employees hurt the cause when he was called as a witness for the other side....

Too Big To Nail?

Highline | Jade Walker | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business

By fall 2013, the government and Johnson & Johnson had settled on a new number: $2.2 billion—$500 million in criminal fines and forfeitures...

Showdown With Johnson & Johnson's Alex Gorsky

Highline | Jade Walker | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business

On February 21, 2012, five weeks after Johnson & Johnson paid $158 million to Texas and made Allen Jones a multimillionaire, the company announce...

The Boy With 46DD Breasts

Highline | Jade Walker | Posted 09.23.2015 | Business

By March 2010, when Johnson & Johnson filed its financial disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission covering the events of the year ...

The Data Johnson & Johnson Thought It Had Buried

Highline | Jade Walker | Posted 09.22.2015 | Business

On December 14, 2006, Stephen Sheller filed his first case against Johnson & Johnson. The client was a New Jersey boy who had taken Risperdal beg...

Steven Brill: Johnson & Johnson Among The Worst In Mislabeling Drug Cases

The Huffington Post | Natalie Telson | Posted 09.21.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

In his 15-chapter series for The Huffington Post titled “America’s Most Admired Lawbreaker,” journalist Steven Brill ...

How To Make A Billion Dollar Drug

HuffPost | Adam Goldberg | Posted 09.16.2015 | Business

In 1961, newspapers around the world ran stories (accompanied by horrific images) of deformed babies whose mothers had taken a drug to curb nausea dur...

Why Health Insurers May Be Destined to Follow Blockbuster Into Irrelevance

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Remember Blockbuster? In its heyday -- which wasn't so long ago -- Blockbuster had 60,000 employees and 9,000 locations. For most Americans, for a minute anyway, it was the place to rent a movie.

Hospital Systems Should Be Insurers, Too

Robert Whitcomb | Posted 04.28.2015 | Business
Robert Whitcomb

Let's hope that state and federal regulators don't put too many roadblocks in the way of many more hospital systems becoming insurers. Extending Medicare to everyone might be the most cost-effective reform but Washington will prevent that, at least for the foreseeable future.

Brill's Bitter Pill: Accurate Diagnosis, Inadequate Treatment

John Geyman | Posted 04.19.2015 | Politics
John Geyman

The ACA is unsustainable because of its inefficiency, increasing bureaucracy, and unaffordable costs to taxpayers as well as patients and families. As all this becomes more clear, we should all ask, what should follow the ACA?

Author Steven Brill Slams Malcolm Gladwell's Review Of His Book

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 01.12.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

In less than a week since its release, Steven Brill's America's Bitter Pill has made headlines across the web. The New York Times calls it "an energet...

Elizabeth Banks Takes 'Walk Of Shame'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

When Elizabeth Banks isn't caked in Effie Trinket makeup or commentating at a capella tournaments, she's enduring a disastrous trek across Los Angeles...

The Best Disruptive Writing of 2013

Leah Binder | Posted 03.08.2014 | Business
Leah Binder

Almost everyone agrees that the best strategy for improving Americans' health would be to prevent people from needing health care in the first place. But as these writers demonstrated in their powerful arguments, beware the easy answers.

Baffled Pill: Why We Are Killing Ourselves

Rana B. Khoury | Posted 05.12.2013 | Politics
Rana B. Khoury

Unlike many political issues, health care is one that impacts all of us, all the time, whether or not politicians and pundits are addressing it. Every day, people live, suffer through, survive, and die in the health care system.

Ending Price-Gouging: Brill's Time Article and the Next Chapter in Health Reform

Diane Archer | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics
Diane Archer

In his extraordinarily well-documented expose on the medical-industrial complex, Steven Brill explains thoroughly and repeatedly what serious pundits, policy experts and policymakers have failed to see or have feared to say: there is no free market in health care.

Time's Brill Persuasive but 'Bitter Pill' Misdiagnoses Health Care Ills

Joanne Conroy, MD | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics
Joanne Conroy, MD

A Feb. 20 Time magazine article by Steven Brill highlights the very real challenges people have navigating our health system. But as compelling as Brill's stories are, and as persuasive, they ignore much of our publicly available information.

High Prices, Massive Profits, No Transparency: The U.S. Health Care System According to Steven Brill

Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.23.2013 | Business
Jeffrey Young

Time magazine this week is out with a mammoth, 24,000-word story on the state of the U.S. health care system written by Steven Brill. According to the story, Brill spent seven months researching why health care costs so much in America.

Michael Calderone

Journalist Calls New Republic Owner 'Liar' After Falling Out Over Cover Story | Michael Calderone | Posted 02.21.2013 | Media

NEW YORK -- On Thursday, Time magazine published Steven Brill’s deeply reported, 24,000-word cover story on America’s health care system, the long...

Joy Resmovits

The Education Of Arne Duncan | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.09.2012 | Education

CLEVELAND -- On a recent Wednesday afternoon in the auditorium of Eastern Technical High School, where 1,000 people had come to hear him speak, Arne D...

Sam Stein

Michelle Rhee's Key Hire Finds Difficulty In Diffusing Union Distrust | Sam Stein | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Attempts to bridge the divide between self-styled education reform groups and teachers unions, backed by progressive organizations, hit ...

Joy Resmovits

Teachers Union Defends Michelle Rhee Attack Site | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.29.2011 | Education

In the eyes of Steven Brill, the American Federation of Teachers building a website attacking Michelle Rhee and masking its origins is worse than Rhee...

Steven Brill And The Berated Dog

John Merrow | Posted 10.24.2011 | Education
John Merrow

As always, remember that John's book The Influence of Teachers is for sale at Amazon. Please imagine this scenario: While walking in the park, yo...

Joy Resmovits

Race To The Top -- Pre-School Edition | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.24.2011 | Education

To win money from the federal government's early childhood Race to the Top contest, states are encouraged to implement "kindergarten entry assessments...