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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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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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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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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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Is Big Pharma Losing Their Muscle?

Conventionally, working your way to the top is way easier than maintaining the position up there. Many forces, legitimate or not, work towards beating you for that coveted position. Individuals, small business enterprises, and even the multinational corporations are subject to this process, which seems to be part of a life curve. There is a…

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Naloxone is Reducing Opioid Overdose Deaths

The opioid problem in the United States has worsened dramatically in the past 20 years, with opioid overdose deaths steadily increasing since 1999. More than 28,000 people died from opioid overdose in 2014, and more than 33,000 people died from opioid overdose in 2015. Unfortunately, the numbers continue to climb. Opioids include prescription painkillers like…

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Big Pharma’s Selfish Pay-For Delay Deals

There are many absurdities that abound in U.S. society. One of the major ones is health care. The United States is widely known for having one of the highest per person government budget spending on health care. In the list of 12 countries, it also has the lowest positive outcomes for conditions like heart disease,…

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Big Pharma’s Big Secret: Illegal Price Fixing

It’s fairly well known that most of the profits from the healthcare industry go straight into the pockets of major pharmaceutical companies. Recent news indicates that the billions of dollars raked in by big pharma apparently isn’t enough. Six major companies have been accused of a conspiracy to artificially inflate the prices of several key…

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National Survey Shows Large Support of Personal Importation

Americans spent $310 billion on various medications in 2015. Millions of people across the United States have been impacted by the rapid price increase of prescription drugs. Those who have not been directly impacted most likely have a friend or family member who is paying far too much for their medication. These high prices have…

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