February 13, 2020

Cancer Drugs Are The Most Profitable For Big Pharma

NEWS In 2018, cancer drugs earned the pharmaceutical industry $123.8 billion. COMMENT Drugs for cancer have been the largest business sector of the global pharmaceutical industry […]
February 6, 2020

Are Drugs Responsible For More Deaths Than We Think?

NEWS Rising use of prescription opioids and other drugs in the United States is taking its toll on mortality rates, according to a study that has […]
January 30, 2020

Imprisoned Head Of Pharma Company Sued By U.S. Officials For Raising Drug Price By 4,000 Percent

NEWS The former head of Turing Pharmaceuticals, Martin Shkreli, currently serving a seven-year sentence for defrauding investors, has been sued by U.S. officials for raising the […]
January 30, 2020

New Study Finds Patient Groups Often Fail To Disclose Pharma Industry Funding

NEWS A new study has found that non-profit patient groups often fail to disclose funding they receive from the pharma industry. COMMENT It isn’t just patient […]
January 16, 2020

Scottish Project Tackles Environmental Impact Of Pharmaceutical Drugs

NEWS A new Scottish health project aims to tackle the harm caused to the environment by pharmaceutical drugs. COMMENT It has been clear for years now […]
December 19, 2019

Contaminants From Prescription-Drug Factories Polluting Waterways

NEWS Typically, wastewater treatment plants are not equipped to remove pharmaceuticals. When scientists from the United States Geological Survey tested effluent from the Morgantown, West Virginia, […]
December 12, 2019

New Report Concludes Pharma Industry Is Distorting Medical Research And Education

NEWS A new report from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has concluded that widespread pharma industry influence is jeopardizing the integrity of medical research […]
December 5, 2019

Study Confirms Price-Gouging Is Central To Drug Industry’s Business Model

NEWS The pharma industry’s quest for profits is what is driving up drug prices, confirms Dennis Bourdette, M.D., chair of neurology in the Oregon Health and […]