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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… Continue reading →

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… Continue reading →

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… Continue reading →

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… Continue reading →

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… Continue reading →

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… Continue reading →

Hiding Data: Big Pharma’s Dirty Secret

When you take medication to lower your blood pressure, fight an infection or help stabilize your blood sugar, there are some important facts you should consider. The research that went into developing those medications could be inadequate, spun, suppressed or outright falsified. Hiding data is one of Big Pharma's dirty secrets that could be affecting… Continue reading →

Big Pharma Has Been Lining The Pockets Of Trump’s FDA Pick

Donald Trump has nominated Dr. Scott Gottlieb to lead the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Observers have noted the possible conflict of interest. Dr. Gottlieb is alleged to have received millions of dollars from the pharmaceutical industry, including the manufacturers of opioid medications. On Wednesday, March 29, Trump signed an executive order creating a… Continue reading →

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,… Continue reading →

Big Pharma and Big Fraud

More people need to be on prescription drugs than ever before. As the population ages and people’s conditions become more difficult to manage there will be an increased need for safe, reliable and effective drugs. However in recent years there has been a flood of lawsuits against major drug companies for hiding information about unsafe… Continue reading →