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Big Pharma

"Pharmerging Markets" Drive Rx Drug Growth

By Gabrielle Wuhl

Drug spending is expected to keep growing fast in countries like China, India and Brazil. MORE  

Big Pharma Lied About Another Pain Pill

By Jed Bickman

Sound familiar? This time, it's a subsidiary of Pfizer withholding safety evidence on arthritis drug Celebrex. MORE  

Morning Roundup: January 17, 2012

By Will Godfrey

Big Pharma will be forced to report its payments to doctors, Why teens are more prone to addiction and mental illness, and Signs that you might be addicted to change. MORE  

"Obama-care" Exposes Big Pharma's Dollars to Doctors

By Walter Armstrong

Obama'a new healthcare bill casts new light on a shadowy subject: Big Pharma's longtime practice of paying millions in bribes to physicians.  MORE  

Why Big Pharma is Causing the Adderall Shortage

By Moe Tkacik

A widespread shortage of the ADD pill is driving a nation of Adderall users to distraction. Naturally, it all comes down to drug company profits. MORE  

Big Pharma Fattens Up Docs

By Jed Bickman

Pharmaceutical companies make juicy payments of cash and gourmet meals to doctors who prescribe their drugs. MORE  

Big Pharma's New Marketing Strategy: Getting Doctors Really Drunk

By Kirk Maltais

Eli Lilly got slapped for pitching its pills while getting doctors sloshed. MORE  

How Big Pharma Bribes Science Journals to Push its Pills

By Dirk Hanson

Major pharmaceutical firms employ 250 companies to write rave reviews of new drugs in America's top scientific journals, and pay doctors big bucks to lend them their bylines. MORE  

Big Pharma Sees 8% Boost in Prescription Sales

By Dirk Hanson

In 2010, OxyContin became a $3 billion business, and total Vicodin prescriptions rose to 130 million in the U.S. alone. MORE  

The Truth About the "New" Coke Vaccine

By Walter Armstrong

Scientists are hailing the promising vaccine as a landmark anti-addiction drug. But does it really work? MORE  

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