Martin Shkreli

Every Rumored Feature on Lil Wayne’s ‘Tha Carter V’

We’re less than a week away from the release of Lil Wayne’s anticipated album <i>Tha Carter V</i>. The album has been in the works since 2013, and has been …

Lil Wayne

Huge price hikes by drug companies are immoral (Opinion) - CNN

<b>Editor's Note:</b>Robert Klitzman is a professor of psychiatry and director of the Masters of Bioethics Program at Columbia University. He is author of "The Ethics Police? The Struggle to Make Human Research Safe." The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. View more …

Morality

What's in the 'minibus' for health care

By DAN DIAMOND (ddiamond@politico.com; @ddiamond)<p><i>With help from Rachel Roubein</i><p>Maryland is suing the Trump administration in a rebuttal to Texas’ Obamacare lawsuit, and a bipartisan pair of senators want a drug company to explain its 400 percent price hike.<p>But first: Negotiators finally hammered out …

Health Care

KC pharma CEO’s 400 percent drug price hike a symptom of our sick health care system

Does Kansas City have its own “pharma bro” in Nirmal Mulye of Nostrum Laboratories right down on N. Topping Ave.?<p>The drug firm’s founder and CEO has …

Health Care

Editorial: Short takes on Texas tofu dangers and outer-space billboards

Beware the tofu eaters<p>Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is warning that the liberals are coming, and they want to turn his state into California. Because …

St. Louis

New Video Shows Harvey Weinstein Touching And Propositioning Businesswoman

Melissa Thompson alleges Weinstein raped her three hours after the footage was filmed.<p>SIPA USA/PA Images<p>Newly-released footage shows Harvey Weinstein …

British Humour

In Lake Success, Gary Shteyngart satirizes Wall Street, Trump, and the fantasy of the road trip novel

It would be heartbreaking if it weren’t so funny.<p><i>Lake Success</i>, the biting and melancholy new book by <i>Super Sad True Love Story</i> author Gary Shteyngart, is a road trip novel that kinda hates road trip novels.<p>This book does not buy into the idea that you can learn about a country’s soul by spending a …

Wall Street

The Ghost of Martin Shkreli Still Haunts Drug Prices

It’s Shkreli redux.<p>The Financial Times reported Tuesday that a small Missouri drugmaker recently raised the price of a 60-year-old antibiotic by more than 400 percent, in a move reminiscent of hedge-fund bad boy Martin Shkreli. When Shkreli jacked up the price of a decades-old, life-saving …

Opinion

Ray Dalio: Dollarpocalypse Now, or Not?

Today’s Agenda<p>The U.S. dollar has problems, but what else are you gonna use? Bitcoin?<br>• Apple has some new phones and some old challenges.<br>• It should be easier to pass new gun laws than to turn schools into fortresses.<br>• China’s falling back into some bad habits to spur growth.<br>• The pharma industry still has …

Opinion

Release date announced for Lil Wayne’s new album Tha Carter V

Lil Wayne<p>Been wondering when <i>Tha Carter V</i> is finally coming out? Worry no more, Weezy’s got your back.<p>According to the Young Money Twitter account, …

Lil Wayne

Drug Company Executive Justifies Price Hikes In Era Of Public Shaming: ‘It Is A Moral Requirement To Make Money’

Despite the general outrage over drug prices and the Trump administration's attempts to curb the hikes, Nostrum Laboratories CEO Nirmal Mulye's …

Trump Administration

From Martha Stewart to Steve Madden, Here Are Some of the Most Famous Entrepreneurs Who Served Prison Time

Some of the world's most famous faces have had serious run-ins with the law.<p>Some of today’s most famous and successful entrepreneurs have spent time behind bars, whether it was a scheme to make themselves an extra million bucks or a teenage crime following them into adulthood.<p>While Martha Stewart’s …

Entrepreneurship

A “Moral Imperative”

Unfortunately, we have another example of “price of ancient generic drug shoots through roof”. Whenever this happens, the first thing to look at is …

Administrative Law

On This Day..... September 13

Sep 13, 2018<p><b>SEPTEMBER 13TH</b><p>TODAY IS NATIONAL PEANUT DAY<br>• TODAY IS NATIONAL KIDS TAKE OVER THE KITCHEN DAY<p><b>BIRTHDAYS:</b><p>MILTON HERSHEY (1857-1945)<br>• ROALD DAHL …

New York City

Overnight Health Care: CBO finds bill delaying parts of ObamaCare costs $50B | Drug CEO defends 400 percent price hike | HHS declares health emergency ahead of hurricane

Welcome to Tuesday's <b>Overnight Health Care</b>.<p>The House and Senate return tomorrow, facing a truncated, and busy, schedule. House leaders said that …

Health Care

Pharma CEO jacks drug price 400%, citing “moral requirement to make money”

He raised price of essential antibiotic from $475 to $2,392, then defended Shkreli.<p>The chief executive of a small pharmaceutical company defended …

World Health Organization

The notorious Trump Tower meeting was trailed by suspicious Russian money transfers.

BuzzFeed, in a wide-ranging expose, reports that banking documents show that Russian oligarch Aras Agalarov shifted millions in funds across the …

Liberal View

Move Over, Martin Shkreli. This CEO Says It's His 'Moral' Imperative to Raise a Drug's Price By 400 Percent

<i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Morals are slippery things.<p>We all claim to have them, but somehow we misplace them at the oddest of times.<p>We go to work, scheme against our colleagues, lie to the occasional customer and, during a …

Money

Cheap Custom-Made Versions of High-Cost Drugs Spur Backlash

Unlike traditional drugmakers, compounders don’t need FDA approval for their versions of drugs on the market<p>A new kind of drugmaker is emerging to meet demand for lower-priced medicines by custom-making drugs, sparking pushback from federal health regulators and legal challenges from traditional …

FDA

Thanks to the Trump administration, families can rest a little easier this fall

The cost of health care is an unceasing concern for Americans, as prices have soared over the past 30 years. Total health expenditures have risen …

Health Care

Hospitals, foundations launch Civica RX, first nonprofit drug-making company

Seven hospitals and three philanthropic foundations announced Thursday the launch of the first nonprofit pharmaceutical company, which will produce …

Nonprofits

Hospital systems taking on drug market manipulators, starting company with lower prescription prices

Image 1 of / 3<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Seven major U.S. hospital systems and three philanthropies, including the Arnold Foundation in Houston, have established a …

San Francisco Bay Area

Dutch doctors fight pharma company’s 500-fold drug price rise | Financial Times

A group of Dutch doctors and health advocates are taking action against an Italian pharmaceutical company, which has pushed through a 500-fold price …

Nonprofits

13 Rappers Who Are Unapologetic Cannabis Connoisseurs

What exactly makes an artist who practices the rap element of Hip-Hop culture as a profession, a Cannabis connoisseur?<p>Automatically, this is a rapper …

Cannabis Industry

Netflix's Dirty Money Exposes the Corporate Corruption Running the World

The six-episode documentary will show you just how much cash rules everything around you.<p>It’s no secret that our society is corrupt. Every night on the news, there’s a new politician indicted for bribes or a new corporate fraud exposed. Remember when HSBC was caught money laundering for murderous …

Corruption

“Lex Luthor/Porky Pig Special” #1

After “Batman/Elmer Fudd” became the best comic of 2017, there was no doubt that DC was going to mash-up more Looney Tunes and superhero characters. …

Lex Luthor

Dance on the Blacktop

• Nothing<p>7.1<p>Relapse Records<p>• 2018<p>Aug 29 2018<p>Rock<p>On their third album, the Philadelphia shoegaze band’s tried-and-true arrangements are not terribly original, but they are deeply felt.<p>Dream pop and shoegaze, with their diffuse atmospheres and negative space, invite us to fill in the blanks with our …

Palermo

Nothing: Dance on the Blacktop Album Review

Dream pop and shoegaze, with their diffuse atmospheres and negative space, invite us to fill in the blanks with our own baggage. The Philadelphia band Nothing do a lot of that filling-in for us—these shoegazers do not look down; they stare you in the eye. It can feel suspect, imposing too much of …

Palermo

Musk, Trump usher in the second Gilded Age

I’ve long admired Elon Musk as a technological visionary. But I worry about his sense of responsibility to the public.<p>This month, Musk announced on …

Donald Trump

Elon Musk, Donald Trump and the second Gilded Age

I’ve long admired Elon Musk as a technological visionary. But I worry about his sense of responsibility to the public.<p>Earlier this month, Musk …

Donald Trump