Big Pharma

More on EpiPens

Just a note to say those following the EpiPen discussions/debates might find the article “Reverse Voxsplaining: Drugs vs. Chairs” of interest. Author Scott Alexander makes some comparisons between the pricing of EpiPens and the pricing of chairs and in the… Read More ›

Iodine: Just what the doctor ordered?

Iodine, a new online database of both prescription and non-prescription drug information, launched today. Users can look up a drug and read about its efficacy, side effects, warnings, and costs. Also included is a consumer-friendly version of the drug’s package insert. In addition,… Read More ›

More on Big Pharma’s ethics

It’s hard to believe a month has gone by since I wrote about Wyeth Pharmaceuticals hiring ghostwriters to produce articles touting the advantages of hormone replacement therapy using their product, Premarin. Now it seems an even bigger pharmaceutical fish has… Read More ›

Obama sells out to Big Pharma

I’d heard about it somewhere a while back. Now Robert Reich has confirmed it wasn’t my imagination. In an article today on, Reich talks about Big Pharma’s secret deal with the White House: In exchange for the industry’s support… Read More ›