Big Pharma

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Today on TAP: The weekly roundup, and more fines for misconduct that won’t deter future misconduct Read more


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The outrageous, contrived shortage of one of the most widely used generic cancer drugs, vincristine, reflects multiple policy failures. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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The Coalition Against Socialized Medicine, a project of the American Conservative Union, is advertising on Politico Playbook this week. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are discussing an agreement that would lock the world’s second-most-populous country into exclusive prescription drug arrangements. Read more

America and the World


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The bill, H.R. 3, has gotten considerably stronger from its initial concept, but questions remain. Read more

Health and Social Policy


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Insulin is a 100-year-old drug whose wholesale price has tripled in ten years. The reasons why explain everything wrong with America’s broken prescription drug market. Read more

Health and Social Policy


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The rising death toll is a warning that Congress and the White House need to take more decisive action. If they can’t, or won’t, Americans should turn to the courts. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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Drug companies are abandoning antibiotic research to make more money elsewhere. Yet another reason why we need a publicly owned company. Read more

Health and Social Policy


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Taxpayer dollars already fund the science behind new medications. Let’s create a public company to market them and bring their prices down. Read more

, Economic Policy



The president's plan does little but add another battering ram to his ongoing economic war against America’s allies. Read more

Health and Social Policy

How pharmacy benefit managers morphed from processors to predators Read more

Health and Social Policy

A spoonful of medecine may make the deficit-reduction go down. Read more

Health and Social Policy