07.27.15 VANITY FAIR

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Haraz Ghanbari/AP Photo.

“Torture, American-Style: The Role of Money in Interrogations,”

A scathing new report reveals how the Defense Department and psychologists went in on what amounts to an “undisclosed joint venture.”

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01.22.15 VANITY FAIR

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“The Psychologists Who Taught the C.I.A. How to Torture (and Charged $180 Million)”

The C.I.A. tortured detainees in ways more brutal, sustained, and gruesome than was previously known, and two medical professionals were integral to its efforts.

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05.21.14 READER’S DIGEST

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Dan Winters

“Drug Shortages: The Scary Reality of a World Without Meds”

Imagine surgeons running out of anesthetic drugs, cancer patients who can't get lifesaving chemotherapy, and doctors scrambling for the most basic antibiotics. We're already there.

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03.28.14 FORTUNE MAGAZINE

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“What ails Big Pharma”

A new book chronicles the uneasy relationship between money and drugs, and what it means for the rest of us.

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02.12.14 FORTUNE MAGAZINE

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“Ranbaxy’s empty promises”

On Jan. 23, the FDA dropped a heavy hammer on the Indian generic drug giant Ranbaxy Laboratories, announcing it will restrict imports from the company's manufacturing plant in Toansa, India.

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10.23.13 FORTUNE MAGAZINE

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“Painful prescription: Pharmacy benefit managers make out better than their customers”

In late 2008, Meridian Health Systems, a nonprofit that owns and operates six hospitals in southern New Jersey, hired a new pharmacy benefits management (PBM) company to help reduce the surging medication costs for its 12,000 employees and their families.

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6.23.13 FORTUNE MAGAZINE

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“Why the Supreme Court is wrong on generic drugs”

On Monday, in a 5-4 vote, the court ruled that since generic drugmakers are only replicating brand-name drugs that have already been deemed safe by the Food and Drug Administration, patients can’t sue to hold them liable for the dangerous design of a pharmaceutical.

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05.23.13 FORTUNE.COM

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“The latest to claim fraud at generic Lipitor maker Ranbaxy: Its owners”

Japanese drugmaker Daiichi Sankyo has quietly stood by its decision to purchase Ranbaxy in 2008. Now, though, the company is publicly suggesting it was defrauded in the $4.6 billion acquisition.

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05.15.13 FORTUNE MAGAZINE

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“Dirty medicine: The epic inside story of fraud at a generic Lipitor giant”

The epic inside story of long-term criminal fraud at Ranbaxy, the Indian drug company that makes generic Lipitor for millions of Americans.

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05.13.13 FORTUNE.COM

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01.23.13 FORTUNE MAGAZINE

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“Maker of generic Lipitor pleads guilty to selling adulterated drugs”

Ranbaxy Laboratories pleads guilty to seven criminal counts.

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“Are generics really the same as branded drugs?”

Consumers are told that generics are just like their name-brand counterparts. More medical professionals are starting to say that's not the case. 

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06.27.12 FORTUNE MAGAZINE

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“The truth about the Fast and Furious scandal”

A Fortune investigation reveals that the ATF never intentionally allowed guns to fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. How the world came to believe just the opposite is a tale of rivalry, murder, and political bloodlust. 

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11/09/11 FORTUNE MAGAZINE

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“OxyContin: Purdue Pharma’s painful medicine”

What the strange saga of Purdue and its $3 billion drug tells us about our national dependence on painkillers. 

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10/28/11 SELF MAGAZINE

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“The Hidden Dangers of Outsourcing Radiology”

That scan of your brain, bones or breasts you got last Tuesday? It might have been read by someone who isn't a doctor and lives 12 time zones away. If, that is, anyone has bothered to read it at all. 

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05/09/11 FORTUNE MAGAZINE

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“The War Over Lipitor”

You'd think that in this era of generic-drug dominance, making the transition to a non-branded version of Pfizer's vaunted cholesterol-fighting statin would be smooth, or at least controlled. And indeed, that's precisely how it — until just a few months ago.

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04.04.11 FORTUNE MAGAZINE

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“Drug Theft Goes Big”

Organized gangs are stealing prescription medicine in increasingly audacious heists. That's a problem for Big Pharma and for patients, who can unknowingly buy stolen — and sometimes dangerous — medications... 

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10.08.10 FORTUNE.COM

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“What a Scientist Didn’t Tell the New York Times about His Study on Bee Deaths”

Few ecological disasters have been as confounding as the massive and devastating die-off of the world's honeybees. The phenomenon of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) — in which disoriented honeybees die far from their hives — has kept scientists, beekeepers, and regulators desperately seeking the cause.

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03.31.10 NEW YORK TIMES

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“Are You Buying Illegal Drugs?”

Last month, thieves cut through the roof of an Eli Lilly warehouse in Enfield, Conn, shimmied down a rope, disabled the alarms and made off with $75 million worth of psychiatric drugs, including the antidepressants Prozac and Cymbalta and the antipsychotic Zyprexa. It is thought to have been... 

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08/19/09 FORTUNE MAGAZINE

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The “Medical Mafia”

LAS VEGAS (Fortune) It began as the most ordinary of fender-benders. Cynthia Johnson, an office manager for a real estate company, was driving to work on Interstate 15 near the Las Vegas strip when a fellow commuter clipped the rear bumper of her Toyota Avalon...

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05/21/09 SELF MAGAZINE

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“Bad Bargain”

Just when Beth Hubbard should have been feeling great, her health fell apart.

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01/11/08 WORKING MOTHER

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“Back to Life”

Depression is the last thing most moms expect to experience once their babies are sleeping through the night, talking up a storm and walking around. But one in five working women is depressed—and the illness can hit years after a child is born. We spoke with a few brave working moms about the crippling darkness that overtook their lives and their steps toward recovery.

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03/01/08 CONDE NAST PORTFOLIO

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“Your Hospital’s Deadly Secret”

The light of their lives was born 12 inches long. She weighed just one pound four ounces. Her skin fit like a baggy suit. But from the moment Baby Alyssa arrived 14 weeks early, she was the biggest thing in the Shinn family's world...

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07/17/07 VANITYFAIR.COM

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“The War on Terror: Rorschach and Awe”

Abu Zubaydah was a mess. It was early April 2002, and the al-Qaeda lieutenant had been shot in the groin during a firefight in Pakistan, then captured by the Special Forces and flown to a safe house in Thailand. Now he was experiencing life as America’s first high-value detainee in the wake of 9/11.

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