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Movie Review: The East

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.29.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

A movie that's bound to set your paranoia sensors flashing, The East is a cerebral thriller in which it's hard to tell who's the hero and who's the villain.

Drug Giant To Pay Hundreds Of Millions To Settle Charge

Posted 11.22.2011 | Business

Merck & Co will pay roughly $950 million to settle criminal and civil charges that it promoted the painkiller Vioxx for an unapproved use, the U.S...

How Much Is Enough for Big Pharma?

Cliff Schecter | Posted 06.06.2011 | Business
Cliff Schecter

Nowhere is this greed more pervasive than among those companies responsible for the health of roughly 300 million of Americans: Big Pharma.

When Drug Companies Choose Profits Over People

John Horton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Horton

Nobody should begrudge a drug manufacturer's profitability for developing a lifesaving drug. But in return, patients should demand that drug companies adhere to FDA rules and put people, not profits, first.

Explaining The 'Green Medicine' Revolution

Larry Malerba, D.O. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Larry Malerba, D.O.

Green medicine brings together the best of conventional and alternative resources. It's not about eliminating one in favor of the other, but achieving a balanced approach -- unity and diversity.

The Decade In Health: New Bugs, Scary Food, Bad Drugs

usatoday.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

As the decade comes to a close, USA TODAY looks at some of the more newsworthy medical stories of the past 10 years....

America's Health Care Addiction

Craig Bowron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Bowron

How does a country with perhaps the most innovative health care system in the world produce average health care outcomes? It's simple: much of the innovation hasn't delivered.

This Week In Cheating: Drugs

Jeff Kreisler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jeff Kreisler

So, let me get this straight: Pfizer is the drug company who'll lie to you, but Merck's the one that'll kill you?

The NY Times Made Me Do It

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

The nation's journal of record; America's first draft of history; the Grey Lady, -- the New York Times -- got it wrong and that the crowd-sourced, open-source, oft-criticized Wikipedia got it right.

Pharmaceutical Drug Pushers Lead to National Overdose

Francesca Biller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Francesca Biller

I only hope that some woman is lucky enough to be with a man who becomes afflicted with one side effect Viagra claims, a condition known as priapism, ...

Pharma: Still Chasing Skirts

Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau

As someone who spent ten years inside the pharmaceutical industry, I can tell you one thing for sure: Big Pharma goes where the money is. And the money is with the ladies.

Why I Take Animal-Tested Drugs

Simon Chaitowitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Simon Chaitowitz

Throughout the past six years, I have felt terribly guilty about the drugs and procedures I've undergone because I know that so many animals have suffered in their development.

To the Presidential Candidates....Debate This!

Deirdre Imus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deirdre Imus

No question, the energy and economic crisis affect us all. But noticeably absent from the primaries and now the presidential debates have been any discussions about America's children.

FDA: Another Government Regulatory Disaster -- II of III

Deirdre Imus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deirdre Imus

Besides a complete overhaul, a few prosecutions might be just the medicine the FDA needs.

Merck Agrees To $58M Settlement Over Vioxx Ad Claims

AP | MARTHA RAFFAELE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Merck & Co. has agreed to pay $58 million as part of a multistate settlement of allegations that its ads for the once-popular ...

Merck Settles With Govt Over Rebates

AP | LINDA A. JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TRENTON, N.J. — In one of the biggest U.S. health care fraud settlements ever, Merck & Co. will pay $671 million to settle claims it overcharged...

Merck Settles Vioxx Lawsuits For $4.85 Bil

New York Times | Alex Berenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Three years after withdrawing its pain medication Vioxx from the market, Merck has agreed to pay $4.85 billion to settle 27,000 lawsuits by people who...