India is capable of building its policy institutions and turning them into effective tools that support a variety of benefits.
The Senate has held hearings. That and five bucks gets us a cup of coffee. What we need now is smart, tough, and comprehensive action by our government, on this and a whole host of issues. What we need to do is get organized, get involved, and get progressives in power. Now.
According to a new study in JAMA, there is no evidence that the majority of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved cancer drugs over the last five years work.
It's just unfortunate that Obama couldn't send Baucus to a democratic country so he could see first-hand what a decent universal health care system looks like.
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Pharmaceutical giant Glaxo made profits in ways that manipulated the choices of doctors and sometimes resulted in patients' being subjected to significant risks without their informed consent.
WASHINGTON -- After weeks of quiet talks, drug industry lobbyists were growing nervous. Read more on The New York Times
Follow this diagram of the health care trade-off from Ratigan's book "Greedy Bastards": Auction 2012 is a weeklong series
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.
A central part of the White House's strategy for passing health care reform was securing the support of the major industry
To pharmaceutical companies, physicians practicing clinical medicine are sales-facilitators essentially bought the way actors are bought to wear white coats in front of television cameras while pretending to be physicians.
It's always fun to see what politicians try to bury in fine print. Take, for example, the several hundred-page House Republican health care bill introduced by Mr. Boehner Of Ohio.
In Congress, committee chairmen are known as the old bulls for a reason: it's unwise to provoke them. So it isn't often that
Four years ago, a group of lawmakers and aides crafted Medicare Part D, the prescription drug program for seniors that has
After taking more time off than George Bush ever did, Congress finds itself at the year's end with a whole stack of things to accomplish. Which results in a frenzy of things getting passed, or at least debated.
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?
WASHINGTON -- The drug industry has authorized its lobbyists to spend as much as $150 million on television commercials supporting
The government is giving the drug companies incentives to promotes their drugs even when they aren't the best medicine for patients. This goes directly against efforts to contain costs by promoting good medicine.
Pressed by industry lobbyists, White House officials on Wednesday assured drug makers that the administration stood by a