pharmaceutical

  • painkillers
    January 6, 2015  

    Forty-six people die every day in the U.S. after overdosing on prescription painkillers, causing some states to crack down. Are tighter laws creating new problems? Judy Woodruff gets views from Bob Twillman of the American Academy of Pain Management and Dr. Andrew Kolodny of Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing. Continue reading

  • December 22, 2009  

    With Senate Democrats inching towards passage of landmark health care reform legislation, Gwen Ifill examines the massive lobbying effort behind the bill. Continue reading

  • June 22, 2009  

    In other news, a series of attacks in and around Baghdad on Monday killed at least 33 people, and the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan is planning to announce new rules of engagement aimed at reducing the number of civilian casualities. Continue reading

  • February 7, 2008  

    A House Committee is exploring whether ads for the cholesterol drug Lipitor mislead the public because spokesman Dr. Robert Jarvik is not licensed to practice medicine and used a stunt double in a scene that portrays him rowing. Representatives of the pharmaceutical industry and consumers union debate advertising practices. Continue reading