A new study found increases in opioid overdose deaths for every three additional payments of drugmakers to doctors. These 'payments' are not just in money, but in subtler forms such as meals.
Public Health January 19, 2019
A May 2018 study found that doctors who received more gifts from drug companies prescribed 9 percent more opioids to patients. The gifts included payments, speaking fees, and free meals.
Public Health May 14, 2018
Cherokee Nation is suing pharmaceutical companies for not doing enough to prevent widespread circulation of prescription drugs. Lawsuit holds the companies and their pharmacists liable for the opioid crisis.
Medicine April 23, 2017
A former hedge fund manager hikes up the price of an AIDS treatment drug by 5,000 percent. Overnight, he splits the Twitterverse between seeing him as either internet Public Enemy No. 1 or pharmaceutical Fantasy Hero.
Internet Culture September 23, 2015
Google is partnering up with French pharmaceutical company Sanofi, the maker of the world’s best-selling insulin, to improve the management and treatment of diabetes.
Deals August 31, 2015
New drug could help half of the six million people in the U.S. diagnosed with heart failure, experts say. Drug received FDA approval under the agency expedited review process.
Life July 8, 2015
Gold-standard antibiotics used to treat drug-resistant infections are among those in short supply, report says. Ongoing shortages could have 'big impacts on health care,' researchers say.
Life April 23, 2015
Genetic-testing startup wants to leverage its vast database of genetic information to enter drug research arena. Company officials say they can "push the limits" in pharmaceutical research.
Life March 12, 2015
Walgreens buys British pharmacy giant to become a global pharmacy, health and wellbeing company. New alliance will trade as Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.
Deals January 2, 2015
New experimental drug shows promise for boosting the immune system in older people, researchers say. A stronger immune system can hold back many diseases linked to old age, they suggest.
Life December 26, 2014
U.S. health officials propose new rules for clinical trials intended to make more information available to the public and the medical community. Negative results would no longer be able to be kept secret and unreported under new rules.
Healthy Living/Wellness November 19, 2014
The Open Payments program released data showing billions of dollars in payments from the medical industry to doctors and teaching hospitals - were they buying influence?
Life October 1, 2014