big pharma

Opioid Crisis

Guns, Strippers, and Fancy Dinners: How One Opioid Company Bribed Doctors to Prescribe Fentanyl

“Would you like to get a bite to eat? Somewhere spectacular! Maybe shoot guns before?”
Alex Lubben
5.3.19
Opioids

An opioid distributor and its execs were just charged with drug trafficking

“Today’s charges should send shockwaves throughout the pharmaceutical industry," said the DEA special agent
Emma Ockerman
4.23.19
Drugs

This Algorithm Finds Ways to Make Life-Saving Drugs While Avoiding Patents

The researchers expect the algorithm will be used to both create stronger patents and navigate around existing pharmaceutical patents.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.17.19
Eat This

Compromised Ethics Run Rampant in Nutrition Research

Marion Nestle's new book lays out a disturbing reality about food studies.
Paul D. Thacker
11.6.18
High Wire

Big Pharma's Opioid Greed Was Even Worse Than We Thought

"The Sackler family is just as shameless, and only marginally less ruthless, than the drug cartels."
Maia Szalavitz
9.13.18
big pharma

23andMe Sold Access to Your DNA Library to Big Pharma, But You Can Opt Out

23andMe customers can opt out of the program, but that misses the point.
Daniel Oberhaus
7.26.18
AMBIEN

We Asked People to Share the Craziest Things They've Done on Ambien

They told us stories about cutting holes in walls, Chewbacca, and shaved pubic hair. No racist tweets, though.
Justin Caffier
5.30.18
true crime

We Asked Inmates How Martin Shkreli Will Get Treated in Prison

The infamous pharma bro just asked to be placed in a minimum-security "camp" facility. Here's what current federal prisoners think he has coming.
Seth Ferranti
3.14.18
Pharma

New 'Reactionware' 3D Printing System Spits Out Pharmaceuticals On-Demand

The door is open for making drugs on-site in doctors' offices, or even in space.
Michael Byrne
1.19.18
healthcare

Big Pharma Spent Millions to Curb Talk of High Drug Prices

Last year, the pharma industry’ biggest trade group raised a fortune to change the conversation about drug pricing.
Jay Hancock, Kaiser Health News
12.20.17
Meducation

You'll No Longer Need a Prescription to Get Viagra in the UK

The manufacturer was coy about whether the US is next.
Jesse Hicks
11.28.17
big pharma

Maryland Has a Plan to Fight Soaring Drug Prices

It could provide a cut-and-paste model for the rest of the country to follow.
Jason Silverstein
10.6.17
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