Obama’s corporatist contraceptive mandate

Timothy P. Carney The Washington Examiner 11/30/2013

The audacity and mendacity with which the Obama administration defends its illegal contraception mandate is standard fare for politics. What’s distinctively Obamian in this fight is the insidious corporatism underlying it all.

Look at the contraception mandate from almost any angle, and you see the corporatism. Sometimes it’s […]

Drugmakers Vowed to Campaign for Health Law, Memos Show

Drew Armstrong Bloomberg 5/31/2012

Drugmakers led by Pfizer (PFE) Inc. agreed to run a “very significant public campaign” bankrolling political support for the 2010 health-care law, including TV ads, while the Obama administration promised to block provisions opposed by drugmakers, documents released by Republicans show.

The internal memos and e-mails for the first time unveil […]

Supercommittee rakes in corporate donations

A military contractor and a pharmaceutical giant are among those writing checks to protect their business interests

Justin Elliott Salon.com 10/7/2011

Deep-pocketed corporate interest are writing big checks to members of the supercommittee, the group of 12 senators and members of Congress who have been tasked with coming up with a plan to cut over […]

President’s bioethics committee must consider horrific US medical experiments of the past

Horrific US Medical Experiments Come to Light

Mike Stobbe The Associated Press via AOL News 2/27/2011

In this June 25, 1945 photo, a doctor exposes a patient to malaria-carrying mosquitoes at Stateville Penitentiary in Crest Hill, Ill. A series of malaria studies at Stateville and two other prisons were designed to test antimalarial […]

Pfizer Gives Details on Payments to Doctors

Duff Wilson The New York Times 3/31/2010

Pfizer, the world’s largest drug maker, said Wednesday that it paid about $20 million to 4,500 doctors and other medical professionals for consulting and speaking on its behalf in the last six months of 2009, its first public accounting of payments to the people who decide which drugs […]

Former Pfizer representative charged with health care fraud

Lee Howard The Day 1/15/2010

Dr. Scott S. Reuben, a former member of Pfizer Inc.’s speakers’ bureau accused last year of perpetrating one of the biggest research frauds in medical history, was charged today in a federal court in Boston with falsifying medical research studies.

Reuben, formerly chief of acute pain at Baystate Medical Center […]