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Big Pharma Might Cut Research if We Move Towards Generics

As a whole, the pharmaceutical industry is worth nearly 1 trillion dollars. That being said, it is not a surprise that many people want action taken in order to reduce the revenue of pharmaceutical companies and to cause drugs to be more affordable. Statistics show that nearly 7 in 10 use at least one prescription…

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Drugs Similar to Viagra May Help Combat Heart Disease

Heart disease researchers have recently completed some clinical trials on sheep which suggest that tadalafil, a drug normally prescribed for erectile dysfunction, may be able to combat heart failure. Tadalafil, marketed under the name Cialis, is similar in nature to sildenafil, the drug commonly known as Viagra, and has almost exclusively been used to help…

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Company Responsible for 97,000% Drug Price Hike Bribed Doctors to Increase Sales

An amended court filing in a whistleblower lawsuit recently became unsealed when the Justice Department decided to prosecute the case. Whistleblower lawsuits like this are often brought by current or former employees of a company alleged to have defrauded the federal government. In this case, pharmaceutical company Mallinckrodt may be liable for billions of dollars paid…

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How to Save Even More with Planet Drugs Direct

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Eli Lilly Lowers Insulin Price, However to Drug is Still Unaffordable for Most

Eli Lilly has been receiving a lot of negative attention in the news lately due to some lawsuits about product safety and kickback schemes, but the big pharma company hopes to get a more positive reaction to their newest statement. The company has announced that they plan to lower the costs of one of their…

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The Senate Grills Big Pharma Over Price-Gouging But Solves Nothing

On Tuesday, February 26th, a Senate congressional panel lampooned the CEOs of 7 top pharmaceutical giants like Johnson-Johnson, Sanofi, Astra-Zeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pfizer, for evident price-gouging of their U.S. constituents. Senator Ron Wyden, Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, Senator Steve Daines, Senator Maggie Hassan, and Senator Johnny Isakson, among others, let the big pharmacy businesses know…

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Big Pharma Is Paying Patient Advocacy Groups to Oppose Medicare Changes

What’s going on between Big Pharma, Capitol Hill, lobbyists, and the masses? There’s something going on between Big Pharma (major pharmaceutical companies), advocacy organizations, the general public, and lawmakers. For some people the details are a little too foggy, and they feel like the situation is too important to let mystery get involved. The overall situation…

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Big Pharma Doctor Payments Tied to Opioid Deaths

The opioid crisis has been a constant in the news lately. Thousands of people all across the country have died from overdoses of a wide variety of opioid painkillers. Individuals become addicted and turn to crime to fuel their addiction. This widespread phenomenon is so complex that politicians and policymakers have had a hard time…

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Medical Researchers Hide Funding from Big Pharma

Introduction The life of today is filled with so many ups and down, and the medical world is one that’s suffered a huge blow. Some issues have now gotten out of hand. One of the most pressing issues that is still being investigated is the case of doctors and scientists concealing the funding from big pharma.…

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A New Threat to Big Pharma

A small, obscure research firm, The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER), may be the biggest new threat to Big Pharma to date. ICER researches and evaluates medications and then reports on whether effectiveness matches price. Already New York’s Medicaid program is using ICER research to negotiate price cuts with Big Pharma. The question is,…

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