Senators Grill Pharmaceutical CEOs about High Drug Prices
  • 26 February 2019
The hearing marks the first time lawmakers have called the industry's top executives to account...
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Did Alex Smith Die at Age 26 Because He Couldn’t Afford Insulin?
  • 24 September 2018
The Minneapolis man suffered from type 1 diabetes and had begun rationing his insulin because...
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Does the Cancer Act of 1939 Make It Illegal to Cure Cancer?
  • 18 July 2018
The act, which has had all but one of its provisions replaced or repealed, prevents...
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Did a Texas Teacher Named Heather Holland Die Because She Couldn’t Afford Flu Medicine? The 38-year-old's death from complications of influenza became an internet cause célèbre after it was...
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Has Rep. Joe Kennedy Received $348,000 in Donations from the Pharmaceutical Industry?
  • 2 February 2018
A meme targeting the Democratic lawmaker gets some, but not all, of the facts right.
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Are All Homeopathic Drugs Now Illegal?
  • 1 February 2018
The Food and Drug Administration has issued a draft guidance document suggesting a new legal...
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Did a CDC Doctor Say the Flu Shot Is Causing a Deadly Outbreak?
  • 17 January 2018
A disreputable web site used an unsourced and fabricated quote to link deaths from the...
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Vaccine Opponents: Sesame Street’s Autistic Character is Pharmaceutical Propaganda
  • 20 April 2017
The introduction of Julia, an autistic Sesame Street character, drew claims by vaccine opponents that...
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Congress to Question Mylan’s Chief Executive Officer About EpiPen Price Spike
  • 14 September 2016
Pharmaceutical executive Heather Bresch has come under scrutiny after the price of the life-saving auto-injector...
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Hepatitis C Treatment Highlights Disparity in Worldwide Drug Prices
  • 2 May 2016
A meme suggests that a course of treatment costing $900 in India carried a far...
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