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Big Pharma

  1. corporate america
    This Is How Big Pharma WinsTwo years into the pandemic, the industry has evaded reforms a supermajority of voters want.
  2. the naming of things
    What Is Up With the Brand Name for Pfizer’s COVID Vaccine?The shot has a new name, Comirnaty, now that it’s FDA approved. But brand-naming experts aren’t sure people will use the name or remember it.
  3. just asking questions
    Why Humanity Will Probably Botch the Next Pandemic, TooA conversation with Mike Davis, author of 2005’s The Monster at Our Door: The Global Threat of Avian Flu, about nationalism, capitalism, and COVID-19.
  4. trade
    Trump Mulls Throwing Big Pharma Under the Bus to Save NAFTA 2.0The U.S. has long used trade deals as an excuse to export America’s high drug prices. Trump is reportedly willing to back away from that tradition.
  5. polls
    Here Are 7 ‘Left Wing’ Ideas (Almost) All Americans Can Get BehindNew polling finds that several supposedly radical policy ideas actually command majority support — in all 50 states.
  6. the republican party
    Why the GOP Might Learn to Love Putting Price Controls on DrugsConservatives’ traditional defense of America’s high drug prices is completely at odds with Trump’s “America first” ideology.
  7. trade
    Trump’s NAFTA 2.0 Puts Big Pharma First, America SecondTrump says lowering pharmaceutical prices is a priority. But his trade deal would bar Congress from curtailing patent monopolies on biologic drugs.
  8. Democrats Unveil Populist Economic Agenda for 2018The Donkey Party promises to secure Americans a “better deal” by taking on Big Pharma and concentrated corporate power.
  9. Ohio Sues 5 Drug Companies for Fueling the Opioid EpidemicThe firms knowingly misled doctors and patients about the risks inherent to opioid painkillers, the lawsuit alleges.
  10. Company Raises Price of Opioid-Overdose Antidote by 500 Percent, to $4,500Earlier this week, President Trump backed off his pledge to bargain with drug companies over their prices.
  11. The Opioid Epidemic Is a Symptom of Toxic GreedOur system of financing drug research gave the makers of OxyContin a multibillion-dollar incentive to ignore the risks their drug posed.
  12. early and often
    House Passes Sweeping, Controversial Health Innovation BillIt means big changes for the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration, and not everyone is pleased.
  13. Investors Seem to Think Hillary Clinton Really Will Take On Big PharmaAs Clinton’s electoral odds rise, the value of health-care stocks goes down.
  14. Democrats and Republicans Unite to Rip Mylan CEO for EpiPen Price HikesFinally, something they can agree on.
  15. CEO Innovated Her Way to a Higher Salary by Disrupting Price of Drug for KidsOnly in America.
  16. Doctors Will Prescribe Branded Drugs for Food, Study FindsDoctors who accept free meals from a pharmaceutical company are more likely to prescribe that company’s drug over the generic — even when the meal costs less than $20.
  17. Martin Shkreli Pleads the Fifth in HearingFollowed by a smug tweet.
  18. Martin Shkreli’s Company Memos Confirm He’s a Human Garbage Monster“Nice work, as usual. $1 billion here we come.”
  19. the money
    How Valeant Went From Wall St. Darling to PariahInside the biggest and most bizarre business scandal of the past year.
  20. Shkreli: I Would Have Raised Prices HigherSure, everyone worries about the dying cancer patients. But what about Martin Shkreli’s shareholders?
  21. plot twists
    Martin Shkreli’s Super-Expensive Drug Has a New, Cheap CompetitorTuring Pharmaceuticals just got disrupted.
  22. bad drugs
    GlaxoSmithKline Pays $750 Million Fine for Selling Shoddy DrugsIn a settlement with the Justice Department, it admits that it knowingly sold contaminated drugs made at a Puerto Rican factory.
  23. health carnage
    Big Pharma Hires Bad Doctors: ‘Maybe I Am a Pervert, I Honestly Don’t Know’ProPublica investigates big pharma’s payroll.