Feb 5, 2014 The realization that cigarettes and pharmacies are a very odd pairing.
Feb 4, 2014 The new health insurance markets should moderate healthcare costs.
Jan 17, 2014 A new report out by the Surgeon General says smoking is a lot worse than we thought.
Jan 16, 2014 New research finds a strong link between daily stock returns and hospital admissions.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Jan 8, 2014 50 years ago this week, the Surgeon General of the United States issued a report that linked smoking to lung cancer. A look at how that affected the industry and where we are now.
Jan 8, 2014 The Washington Post’s Lydia DePillis explains the deceptive advertising around weight-loss drugs.
Jan 3, 2014 For decades, sharing cigarettes has been common practice for China’s government officials. But president Xi Jinping is cracking down on smoking to revamp the party’s image.
Dec 30, 2013 At last count, the nation was spending $6.5 billion a year treating mental illness, substance abuse and chronic conditions in prisons.
Dec 17, 2013 GlaxoSmithKline says it will stop paying doctors to prescribe its drugs and will stop rewarding its sales reps for higher sales. The company has tested the approach in the U.S., judging salesmen on their medical and business knowledge, instead of how many drugs they sell.
Dec 12, 2013 Many small insurers expected a bonanza of new customers when Healthcare.gov began on Oct. 1, but the website's problems made the first weeks very quiet for them.