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Expensive New Hep-C Drug from Gilead Approved By FDA

By John Lavitt

The new hep-C drug, Harvoni, will combine two medicines while costing a staggering amount of money for treatment. MORE  

Morning Roundup: Oct. 10, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

China bans stars who did drugs from national media, exploding marijuana drinks confuse retailers, and 'Detective of the Year' arrested for DUI. MORE  

Anti-Marijuana Academics Paid By Big Pharma

By McCarton Ackerman

Pharmaceutical companies have lined the pockets of so-called experts to spread disinformation about weed. MORE  

U.S. Prescription Drug Prices Are Unsustainable, Experts Say

By Victoria Kim

Doctors and industry experts have been sounding the alarm on the rising costs of drugs in America as compared to the rest of the world. MORE  

Merck Spends Big on New Hepatitis C Drugs

By John Lavitt

The pharmaceutical giant hopes to capitalize on drug treatments that could potentially cure 170 million people. MORE  

A Fix Special Report—The Maddening State of Addiction Research Funding

By Kathleen Phalen Tomaselli

With not enough funding to go around, young (and some old) innovators are being swept aside for supposedly "tried and true" researchers and scientists. Who decides this and at what cost to society? MORE  

Chicago Sues Drug Companies for Addiction Problems

By McCarton Ackerman

The nation's third-largest city joined two California counties in laying blame for opioid addiction at the feet of Big Pharma. MORE  

Two California Counties Sue Big Pharma For Painkiller 'Deception'

By Shawn Dwyer

Officials from Orange and Santa Clarita counties have sued five of the largest drug companies for false advertising and misleading doctors about narcotic painkillers. MORE  

Controversial Painkiller Zohydro Being Geared Up for Release

By McCarton Ackerman

The first pure hydrocodone painkiller approved by the FDA will hit the market this week barring a last-minute repeal. MORE  

Kentucky to Pony Up $32 Million for Drug Treatment

By Shawn Dwyer

The money comes from a settlement reached with Merck and GlaxoSmithKline. MORE  

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Morning Roundup: Oct. 20, 2014

Drunk 'Buffy' star Nicholas Brendon arrested on misdemeanor, prolific thief barred from every London bar, and 'super drunk' woman mistakes jail for bar.

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Will Hillary Clinton Push to Legalize Marijuana In 2016?

The Democratic frontrunner for president will see a drastically different public attitude toward marijuana this time around.

10/17/14 7:30pm
Researchers Still See Therapeutic Value in LSD

Two European studies have underscored the renewed interest in the medical use of LSD.

10/17/14 5:30pm
Embattled Fiancée of Oregon Governor Accused of Buying Land for Pot Farm

Cylvia Hayes has been under scrutiny of late for a variety of issues.

10/17/14 3:30pm
Joe Biden's Son Discharged From Navy for Testing Positive for Cocaine

Hunter Biden tested positive in 2013 and was discharged earlier this year, but only now just a few weeks away from the election does the story break.

10/17/14 1:00pm

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