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Flu Vaccines: Big Pharma’s $3 Billion a Year Money Maker

The flu vaccine is big news every year, but the flu is still a highly contagious disease that causes thousands of doctor’s visits, hospitalizations and missed days of school and work every year. While most vaccines are highly effective at preventing the spread of disease, each year’s flu vaccine is really a hit-or-miss every year.…

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It’s Not You, It’s a Broken System: Why You Keep Spending More on Health Care

Despite the fact Americans were not using any additional health care, the cost significantly increased in 2016. According to a recent report, this is due to consistently rising costs. According to the President of the Health Care Cost Institute, Niall Brennan, a conversation regarding the increases in costs in health care spending must take place…

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Big Pharma: Profits Before the People

The U.S. pharmaceutical industry may provide us with life-saving drugs, but it is no friend of the people. The industry, or Big Pharma as it is often called, has a long track record of using aggressive political lobbying and unethical business practices in order to raise their prices and squeeze exorbitant amounts of money out…

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Doctors with Sketchy Records Paid By Drugmaker to Promote Their Pill

Most Americans think of doctors as healers, not salespeople. When patients visit a doctor, a reasonable expectation exists that the physician acts in an unbiased manner as to the diagnosis of signs and symptoms and the treatments prescribed. Patients tend to think of the doctor like a scientist dispassionately evaluating data or as a detective…

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U.S. Seniors Struggle to Pay for Health Care More Than Other Countries

Seniors in United States- those over the age of 65, face a lot of difficulty in paying for their health care. Research indicates that the US dawdles in seniors’ health care as compared to other affluent countries. This, however, does not mean that they don’t have access to health insurance. Every US citizen over the…

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Cancer Patients: Skipping Treatment Due To Unaffordable Drugs

A October 24, 2017 report on Drugs.com talked about cancer patient treatment in the United States of America. One of the biggest topics raised in the article is the tragic fact that cancer patients these days are ignoring their therapy because of the high costs of cancer care. About one-quarter of their cancer patients are…

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Big Pharma Watch: Senate Report Says Opioid Company Mislead Patients and Insurers

Big Pharma is once again in hot water with the U.S. government for its overly aggressive — and possibly illegal — marketing of opioids. The results of a Senate investigation released in early September detail how Arizona-based pharmaceutical company Insys Therapeutics consistently lied and misled insurance companies to increase sales of a painkiller containing the powerful…

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A Look At The 10 Most Expensive Disease Treatments in America

With insurance premiums constantly increasing, it’s getting harder and harder to fulfill one of life’s basic functions: staying alive. And with for-profit pharmaceutical companies looking to line their pockets, it should come as no surprise that healthcare costs are skyrocketing as well. If you are especially unlucky, you may find yourself in a health situation that…

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Are You Destroying Your Sleep Cycle?

Sleep is one of the most important daily activities humans engage in, but a good night’s sleep can also be an elusive occurrence. Hectic schedules and careless habits can conspire to destroy natural sleep patterns and make getting to sleep, or staying asleep, more difficult. Here are a few actions that can undermine your natural…

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Big Pharma: Cashing in on Cancer

There’s little doubt that the pharmaceutical industry has brought many life-saving medications to people throughout the world. Unfortunately, this industry also has a dark side. Big Pharma’s relentless search for ever-increasing profits has betrayed many who were vulnerable and seriously ill. The Plot: Destroying Cancer Drugs in Order to Raise the Price In a James Bond movie,…

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