Profits

Everyone's making money off of drugs

As various members of the drug supply chain blame one another for rising prescription drug costs, they're all making a lot of money off of said drugs.

Data: The Pew Charitable Trusts; Chart: Lazaro Gamio/Axios

Achieving both wage growth and profits is possible

Illustration of  a cubicle made of money
Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/Axios

Companies again are complaining about rising wages and the potential impact on corporate profits, but history has shown that higher pay doesn't squeeze S&P 500 companies' profit margins.

What it means: Profit margins have rebounded from recession lows, and are at the highest level in at least a half-century. But wages haven't kept pace.

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