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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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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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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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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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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…

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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…

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