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

Another pharma flack to deal with

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The steep price increases that constitute a routine part of the pharmaceutical business keep rolling along. Some industry apologists have recently... Read more

When a Conservative Business Paper Questions Pharma's Pricing

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It actually shouldn't be too surprising when the bastion of American corporate capitalism, Rupert Murdoch's Wall Street Journal, prints a front-page... Read more