Bad journalism and bad pharma go hand in hand

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Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty. It is also a necessity if one wants to avoid getting screwed by unaffordable drug costs. Right now... Read more

It's not just Valeant and Shkreli gouging drug prices

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During the past few months, lurid details started emerging about the exploitative price gouging by some pharmas that were either private equity... Read more

Pharma's new strategy for reducing competition

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In 1889 the predatory banker J.P. Morgan, a great exemplar of Social Darwinism, convened the country's largest investment banks at his house... Read more

Pharma companies aren’t the only ones driving drug prices

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Anyone who's been paying attention knows that the pharmaceutical industry deserves a generous share of blame for the drug prices that are squeezing... Read more

What are employers doing as health care costs grow?

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Just consider a few of these basic facts about some trends in U.S. health care. 1. US health care spending rose 5.3 percent in 2014, even... Read more

Nice guys, nasty business

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Early in his career, professional counselor Dominic Carlucci of West Chester worked with cancer patients at Chester County Hospital. After... Read more

Pharma mirrors a political dilemma

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An interesting scene prompted by Valeant Pharmaceuticals has been unfolding during the last few weeks. As the company squirmed under political... Read more

Extortionate prices aren't necessary for better, new drugs

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In late October we noted an item from Politico about the pharmaceutical industry's lobby, PhRMA (the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers... Read more