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Drugmaker Makes Huge Buy

AP | By LINDA A. JOHNSON | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Germany's Bayer plans to buy U.S.-based Merck & Co.'s consumer health business, creating a combined medicine cabinet of hou...

Jillian Berman

Lawsuit Alleges Adderall Price Inflation

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 04.04.2013 | Business

The company that makes Adderall was artificially inflating the price of the drug for years by trying to keep generic versions off the market, a new la...

Drugmakers Boost Prices Despite Political Risks

www.npr.org | Posted 01.14.2012 | Fifty

One thing big drug companies generally aren't keen on is being the focus of a hot political debate. In the past, the quickest way to become Exhibit...

Feds Broaden Big Pharma Bribery Investigation

New York Times | GARDINER HARRIS and NATASHA SINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

At least a dozen major drug and device makers are under investigation by federal prosecutors and securities regulators in a broadening bribery inquiry...

FDA Urges Docs To Report Misleading Drug Ads

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it will begin asking doctors to keep an eye out for misleading drug advertisements as...

Billy Tauzin Leaving Pharma: Top Lobbyist For Drugmakers Stepping Down

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The head of the influential trade association for drug manufacturers announced Thursday night that he is leaving his job. The deve...

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...

Big Pharma Winning Most Of What It Wants In Health-Care Overhaul

Wall Street Journal | ALICIA MUNDY and LAURA MECKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The pharmaceuticals industry, which President Barack Obama promised to "take on" during his campaign, is winning most of what it wants i...

What Does Health Care "Reform" Mean? How Soon Can We Get There? Part 1

Maggie Mahar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Maggie Mahar

Forces calling for health care reform are gaining momentum. But if by "reform," they simply mean "universal coverage," I have to disagree.