Our nation needs lots of reforms -- now

...Food and Drug Administration, making it truly responsible for the drugs it allows on the market from a corrupt pharmaceuticals industry; and more oversight of the insurance industry would be a great start to health-care reform. The only problem...

AARP campaigns to legalize drug imports from Canada

...cost half the price because of tighter government controls. The Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. pharmaceuticals industry oppose the practice, saying they cannot guarantee the safety of imported drugs. Supporters argue the industry...

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Fund managers making more conservative choices amid rising risks

...same has been said of drug stocks, though they have suffered lately because of internal pressure within the pharmaceuticals industry. If safety is a concern, you might consider a fund with a higher percentage of consumer staples. You can...

The cost of compliance

...consumption. Peter Maas, public affairs spokesman with Pharmacia, said such requirements affect everyone in the pharmaceuticals industry. "This legislation has its purpose, and the playing field is level. Nobody's being singled out. Keeping...

Monsanto merger canceled

Monsanto Co. and American Home Products called off a $33 billion deal Tuesday that would have been the pharmaceuticals industry's biggest merger yet. A two-paragraph announcement from Madison, N.J.-based American Home Products...