pharmaceutical companies

3.26.19

OxyContin maker settles with Oklahoma for $270M over role in opioid crisis

It's the first settlement from more than 2,000 opioid-related lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies

12.18.18

Elizabeth Warren is trying to break up Big Pharma "cartels" by letting the government make generic drugs

It’s the sort of big idea that someone seeking the White House might take up.

12.7.16

Congress Used Dying Kids and Slick PR to Sell America a Handout to Big Pharma

The 21st Century Cures Act was passed thanks to an army of lobbyists and a PR campaign that preyed on dying children who are unlikely to benefit from it.

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9.18.16

Big pharma is spending millions to fight limits on opioids like OxyContin, Vicodin and fentanyl

The pharmaceutical industry and its affiliates invested over $880 million on lobbying and campaign contributions in the US between 2006 and 2016

5.19.16

Colombia's Battle With a Cancer Drug Company Could Set a Global Precedent for Generic Meds

Colombia has issued an ultimatum to Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis to lower the price of leukemia medication imatinib by the end of the month, or lose its monopoly of the Colombian market.

3.29.16

Obama Wants to Spend More Than $1 Billion to Fight Opioid Addiction in the US

The president has unveiled an ambitious new plan to combat addiction to heroin, prescription painkillers, and other related drugs.

9.22.15

We Asked an Expert How the Price of a Pill Could Go from $13.50 to $750 Overnight

Former hedge funder Martin Shkreli made headlines for jacking up the price of a medication dramatically. How can we stop price-gouging from happening?

9.21.15

What 'Cancer! The Musical' Doesn't Tell You About Having Cancer

'Cancer! The Musical' is witty and fun, but there's no trace of the anger or raw emotion involved in being a cancer patient.

7.13.15

In This Big Pharma Simulator, Profits Matter More Than Patients

Ever fancied running your own corrupt medical drugs business? This is the game for you.

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