How Shoddy Medical Research Can Harm Us All

Doctor and journalist Ben Goldacre, along with Stuart Armstrong, is calling attention to what might be the worst and most significant example of intentional confirmation bias in recent history — a widespread problem in drug research could be harming and killing many of us. » 9/26/12 11:35am 9/26/12 11:35am

GlaxoSmithKline Handed a Whopping $3 Billion Fine... But Is It Enough?

Talk about making a statement: Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline was recently slapped with an unprecedented $3 billion fine for a series of questionable business practices dating back to 1998. The fine is the largest for healthcare fraud in US history — and a clear message from the US Department of Justice that… » 7/05/12 10:50am 7/05/12 10:50am

Why are some antidepressants more expensive than others?

After the doctor has finally diagnosed your problem — whether it's high blood pressure or low serotonin levels — nothing is worse than drug price sticker shock. How could a prescription possibly cost so much? It's nearly ten times as much as that other drug that supposedly does the exact same thing. » 9/29/11 9:27am 9/29/11 9:27am

Find out how much money your doctor took from the pharmaceutical…

Pharmaceutical companies pay doctors to promote their products all the time, but until now there's been no way for you to find out who is paying your doctor. Recently a group of investigative journalists created Dollars to Docs, a website where you can plug in your doctor's name and find out if she or he has received… » 10/22/10 8:30am 10/22/10 8:30am