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Drug Prices

The High Cost of Vaccines

Ruth Macklin | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Ruth Macklin

What -- if anything -- can be done about a situation that forces patients to choose between two undesirable options: risk succumbing to a preventable illness or pay the exorbitant amounts the companies are charging?

Jeffrey Young

Americans Pay Way More For This Than People In Other Countries

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.17.2014 | Business

As anyone who's ever paid a health insurance premium or a hospital bill knows, medical care is expensive. What Americans may not know is that resident...

Here's How Much Money You're Wasting On Illegal Drugs (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 03.21.2014 | Crime

Buying illegal drugs isn't just terrible for you, it's also no good for your wallet. Online black markets like Silk Road -- which the FBI shut down...

A Wonderland of Prices: What Pharmacies Pay for the Drugs They Buy

David Belk | Posted 03.01.2014 | Fifty
David Belk

Doctors don't know, pharmacists barely know, and patients have almost no choice of what they're allowed to buy. Do you really think any of these bizarre prices would survive the light of day if people knew? Well, now you do know. Let's find out.

Making Sense Of How Prescription Drugs Are Bought And Sold

David Belk | Posted 02.14.2014 | Fifty
David Belk

Well, we need to understand the surreal world in which prescription drugs are bought and sold in the U.S., and how they're different from just about anything else you might buy.

Ryan Grim

One Man Shows Just How Corrupt Washington Is

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Billy Tauzin stepped down as the high-profile head of the pharmaceutical lobby in 2010, The New York Times penned his political obi...

Big Pharma CEOs Rake in $1.57 Billion in Pay

Ethan Rome | Posted 07.08.2013 | Business
Ethan Rome

For people who were blown away to learn recently that the 11 largest global pharmaceutical companies made an astonishing $711 billion in profits over the last decade, here's another measure of the industry's greed.

Zach Carter

An Idea To Fix Killer Costs Of Lifesaving Drugs

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is promoting a new plan to encourage the development of better, cheaper prescription drugs: an innovation fu...

Legally Killing People Has Gotten A Lot More Expensive

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 03.30.2012 | Business

Legally killing people has gotten more expensive. The price of execution drugs is now 15 times higher than it was a year ago, according to The Aust...

The Priciest Weed In The Nation?

Posted 10.30.2011 | Chicago

Though reliable statistics on the subject are difficult to track for obvious reasons, a new analysis estimates that the average selling price of marij...

Drug Prices To Plummet By Next Year

AP/Huffington Post | By LINDA A. JOHNSON | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

(Associated Press) -- The cost of prescription medicines used by millions of people every day is about to plummet. The next 14 months will bring ge...

The Most Expensive Places To Buy Cocaine

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 08.27.2011 | World

Cocaine is more expensive in Norway than in any other European country, according to a report released on Thursday by the United Nations Office on Dru...

A Depressing Story You Need to Read

Robert Kuttner | Posted 08.26.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Corrosion of the public spirit of scientists and the distortion of scientific inquiry is one of the many costs of pervasive commercialization. And what's truly depressing is that the Obama FDA is only marginally better on this front than George W. Bush's.

Drug Companies Raising Prices Ahead Of Reform

nytimes.com | DUFF WILSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Even as drug makers promise to support Washington's health care overhaul by shaving $8 billion a year off the nation's drug costs after the legislatio...

Big Pharma Raises Prices 10% Even As It Promises To Cut Nation's Drug Costs

New York Times | DUFF WILSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Even as drug makers promise to support Washington's health care overhaul by shaving $8 billion a year off the nation's drug costs after the legislatio...

PhRMA Walks Back Claim Of White House Deal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In yet another in a series of evolving statements and backtracks, an official with the country's major pharmaceutical lobby said on Monday that it nev...

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...