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    Adriane Fugh-Berman

    • The Score is Even

      Posted on June 14, 2017

      Three years ago, a small pharmaceutical company with a big agenda created a fake feminist group so that they could get a bad drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The story of how this happened is a case study in how industry affects medical discourse, the subject of a PharmedOut conference that will… Read more

    • EpiPens and the Sale of Fear

      Posted on October 7, 2016

      On September 21, Heather Bresch, CEO of Mylan, took heat at a Congressional hearing about high EpiPen prices. EpiPens are definitely overpriced – but they are also overprescribed. An EpiPen is just adrenaline (also called epinephrine) – the “fight or flight” hormone – in a patented syringe. Epinephrine can be lifesaving in someone who has trouble… Read more