As Pfizer, a heavy hitter in U.S. politics, looks at a renewed bid to acquire U.K.-based AstraZeneca, the pharmaceutical giant sees the billions of dollars it could save in taxes if the deal goes through.Continue reading
White House Health Proposal May Blow Up PhRMA Deal
This morning the White House released a new health care proposal that may be used as a blueprint for a... View ArticleContinue reading
The Legacy of Billy Tauzin: The White House-PhRMA Deal
More than a million spectators gathered before the Capitol on a frosty January afternoon to witness the inauguration of Barack... View ArticleContinue reading
Researchers propose real time analysis of drug safety data
Ferreting out safety problems with prescription drugs sooner–such as those that plagued the popular pain medication Vioxx–could be possible if... View ArticleContinue reading
How well do popular drugs work?
Here at Real Time we are beginning to dig into examples of secret data--data the government collects, that could affect our health and safety, but we, the public, can't see.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a treasure house of data on the safety and efficacy of prescription drugs. Before a drug company can market a product in this country, it must first submit a plan to test the drug. Agency scientists review and analyze the results once they are submitted. Yet it's not always easy to get your hands on this information.
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FDA Creates Transparency Task Force
Following up on President Obama’s January 21 memo requiring agencies to promote transparency and openness, the Food and Drug Administration... View ArticleContinue reading
Drug trial data at your fingertips
Unless you or a family member has suffered a serious illness, it’s unlikely that you’ve run across the site ClinicalTrials.gov,... View ArticleContinue reading
Read the Bill: Hurry to Pass Drug and Medical Device Law
Next in our series on why it’s so important that Congress #ReadtheBill, and provide access to legislation to the public... View ArticleContinue reading