| May 6, 2007
The way Frank Kramer sees it, retirement should be built on three legs: A pension, investments and real estate.Now that he and wife, Jeanette, are both 67, they have finished building a solid retirement plan that they'll enjoy for years to come. The...
| Oct 18, 2010
| 9:13 PM
Follow drug company money in Illinois, and it leads to the psychiatry department at Rush University Medical Center, a prominent headache clinic on the North Side of Chicago, a busy suburban urology practice and a psychiatric hospital accused of...
| Oct 18, 2010
| 9:13 PM
At drug company-sponsored seminars, Illinois doctors are speaking about dozens of commonly prescribed medications that help millions of patients. But questions have been raised about some of the drugs:
•Atypical antipsychotics such as Zyprexa (...
| Oct 28, 2010
| 7:23 PM
Last week, after the launch of a new database detailing doctors' financial ties with drug companies, Dr. Daniel Carlat sat at his computer and began searching for information about colleagues.
He found several doctors who had potentially compromising...
| Nov 9, 2010
| 2:52 PM
Tonya McKinney couldn't wait to get her children vaccinated against the human papilloma virus (HPV). After attending an HPV conference in 2006, the Hampton Roads organizer of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fundraiser wanted the protection for both...
| Apr 7, 2008
The cholesterol drug did absolutely everything it was supposed to do -- except for demonstrably improving the health of the people who took it.
That was the conclusion reached about the popular drug Vytorin in a study published online last week in the...
| Aug 4, 2009
As a candidate for president, Barack Obama lambasted drug companies and the influence they wielded in Washington. He even ran a television ad targeting the industry's chief lobbyist, former Louisiana congressman Billy Tauzin, and the role Tauzin played in...
| Aug 25, 2009
Neurogen Corp. and Curagen Corp., homegrown drug development firms, now have one more thing in common — both are selling themselves to companies that will shutter all, or virtually all, Connecticut operations.
Three months after Curagen said it...
| Sep 24, 2009
| 9:28 AM
More than a quarter-century after scientists discovered the virus that causes AIDS, researchers have finally shown that an experimental vaccine can block at least some infections, marking the first small but significant step toward eventual control of...
| Sep 25, 2009
Only hours after HIV vaccine researchers announced the achievement of a milestone that has eluded them for a quarter of a century, they began plotting their next steps -- and coming to grips with a sobering reality. Their ultimate goal, halting the spread...