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Thursday, October 19, 2017
Pharmaceutical industry

Could Innovative California Lower Drug Prices For Everyone?

California may soon drive a hole through Washington’s tolerance for — and protection of — price gouging on drugs. A measure on the November ballot, Proposition 61, would bar state agencies from paying more for prescription drugs than the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs does.

September 27, 2016
The ticker information for Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. is displayed on a screen above the post where it's traded on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange November 4, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Our Sick Drug Business

Calling Valeant a “drug company” is problematic because it’s not much into researching and developing new medications. “Bet on management, not on science,” its outgoing CEO, J. Michael Pearson, was fond of saying.

May 3, 2016
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How Big Pharma Is Trying to Improve Its Image

As one CEO arrogantly put it: “We’ve identified 7,000 Americans who matter.”

February 17, 2016

Drugmakers Add Insult To Injury

Yes, the drugmakers know how to make government work for them. No other Western country lets drug companies charge whatever they think they can get away with.

December 3, 2015

Let Pharmacies Prescribe Birth Control

Please spare us the lectures on personal responsibility. The objective here is to prevent unwanted pregnancies.

November 26, 2015

Drug Price Gouging A Product Of Our Political System

Martin Shkreli has also done the American people a service by showing in high def how the pharmaceutical industry gouges us on a regular basis.

October 1, 2015