SPECIAL TOPICDrugs: Costs and Controls
What are Special Topics
info

Drug shortages, drug costs, the questionable quality of over-the-counter medicines: myriad issues have developed in pharmaceuticals in an era of enhanced regulatory efforts, rising healthcare costs and a global economy in which drug components are manufactured around the world. The new war on drugs is a policymaking battle in the legislative arena not over illicit back-alley dealing, but over cost, control and accessibility of the pills populating Americans' medicine cabinets.

WORTH THE SAVINGS?
Does price reveal poor-quality drugs? Here's the evidence
DRUG DEVELOPMENT
Obama's Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
DIFFERENT DRUG WAR
'Bogus medicines are often made with ingredients such as chalk and road paint'