Archived Articles

  • “Bad Medicine,” Vanity Fair

    Middlemen are polluting the nation’s prescription-drug supply with fake or faulty medicine that can spell disaster for patients fighting life-threatening diseases. In an excerpt from her new book, the author tells how five veteran Florida investigators brought down one of the worst alleged traffickers. read more
  • “Pharmacy Fakes” Self

    Kelly Burke was fooled once at age 17: A trusted high school boyfriend left her with HIV. Now 29 and living in San Diego, Burke has had to juggle a complex medical regimen, file reams of paperwork for disability insurance and fight every day just to stay alive. To do this, she has had to rely on a few things, particularly the medicine her doctor prescribes. read more