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While the opposition has a game plan, it's the wrong one. Pro-choice advocates can build power by increasing our ability to mobilize our majority base and collaborate with allies for social and economic justice.

What’s behind the shortage of common generic medications? The number of reported prescription drug shortages in the United States nearly tripled between 2005 and 2010. At the same time that new and expensive drugs are dominating the market, proven workhorse...

A drug prescribed years ago is responsible for health problems today and individuals who were exposed have absolutely no memory of it.  How could they? They were exposed before they were born!

Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee Meeting

Avast Avastin!

By: Charlea T. Massion and Adriane Fugh-Berman ,, , , Deep Dive Articles

Why won’t ineffective treatments go away? The story of the use of Avastin for breast cancer treatment is a cautionary tale about how pharmaceutical companies dupe health care providers and consumers into accepting — even demanding — inferior drugs, and...

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Gastroenterology Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee

In mid-July, a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee voted to keep the diabetes drug Avandia (rosiglitazone) on the market, while simultaneously acknowledging not only that the drug increases the risk of heart attacks, but also that there are...

In all likelihood, every time you fill a prescription, information about you is sold to a company that then resells that information to pharmaceutical companies for promotional purposes.

“Even the scale I was weighed on had the name of a drug on it – a weight loss drug,” said my friend, after visiting her doctor. If it’s any consolation, the ad wasn’t directed at her.