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Pharmacy technician Angelina Lombardo helps a customer at a Walgreens pharmacy in Wheeling, Illinois.

Price war brews over costly hepatitis C drug

Dec 22, 2014
Pharmacy benefit-manager Express Scripts drops one hepatitis C drug in favor of a cheaper new one.
Posted In: hep C, abbvie, gilead sciencer, drugs, pharmaceuticals, Express Scripts

The shocking cost of wasted prescription pills

Dec 10, 2014
Nursing facilities destroy millions of extra medications. But technology could help them recycle the drugs.
Posted In: pills, medication, pharmaceuticals

Drug windfall raises questions for foundations

Nov 19, 2014
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is set to reap more than $3 billion.
Posted In: cystic fibrosis, lung disease, pharmaceuticals, foundations

Why there is no Ebola vaccine

Oct 1, 2014
The simple reality is that drug manufacturers want to make money.
Posted In: Ebola, pharmaceuticals, public health
AstraZeneca- Pfizer

U.S. corporations park billions overseas

Aug 26, 2014
Pfizer, Merck, Microsoft, Apple and others store money overseas for tax advantage.
Posted In: Pfizer, Mergers and Acquisitions, pharmaceuticals

Painkillers will be tougher to get this fall

Aug 22, 2014
Tighter regulation can help combat drug use, but it could be too crude an approach
Posted In: painkillers, drugs, pharmaceuticals

Horseshoe crab blood (and, why conservation pays)

Jun 16, 2014
The race to find a synthetic replacement for the blood of horse shoe crabs.
Posted In: pharmaceuticals, nature, horseshoe crabs
NyQuil

Shelf vs. Script: Why Merck's offloading allergy pills

May 6, 2014
Turns out prescription drugs and over-the-counter drugs are two very different businesses.
Posted In: pharmaceuticals, merck, bayer, prescription drugs

When you're the 'new pharma' in town

Feb 20, 2014
How a small pharmaceutical company triumphed over the pressures of Wall Street and 'big pharma.'
Posted In: pharmaceuticals

PODCAST: Problems in the U.S. drug pipeline

Feb 10, 2014
The U.S. has a new ambassador to China, who'll have to face challenges in getting Chinese and American businesses to play nice. And in New Orleans, learning music by watching the feet.
Posted In: pharmaceuticals, China, music education

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