drug companies

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    December 25, 2015  

    In the 1980s, a law was passed to persuade pharmaceutical companies to develop drugs for small populations, but now that rule is being used to reclaim old “orphaned” drugs in order to raise prices and profits. Gwen Ifill learns more from Sabrina Tavernise of The New York Times. Continue reading

  • April 26, 2011  

    Are prescription-drug records confidential medical data, or can drug companies use them to market their products? The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on some states’ laws aimed at curbing the marketing process known as “data mining.” Ray Suarez reviews the arguments with the National Law Journal’s Marcia Coyle. Continue reading