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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  

Saudi Arabia Makes Unlikely Pairing With Drug Company Pfizer

By McCarton Ackerman

Despite their strict laws against drugs, the Saudis have said they need drugs to combat growing instances of chronic diseases. MORE  

ZOHYDROGATE: AND HERE COME THE ADDICTS

By John Lavitt

The FDA defied its own experts to approve a new prescription narcotic in a form almost certain to cause addiction and death from overdoses. The Fix investigates MORE  

Drugmaker Sued for Bribing Doctors With Hooters Visits

By McCarton Ackerman

Pharma company Novartis is accused of wining and dining doctors to increase sales. MORE  

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