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Big Pharma’s High Prices Pay for Their Pharmaceutical Ads

The news has been filled with stories about the price of various drugs being raised regularly by the large pharmaceutical companies that make them. In many cases, the price of these drugs is so high that people with average incomes cannot afford to buy them if they do not have health insurance. There are even…

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Big, Bad Pharma: An Unnecessary Evil

Big Pharma, or the pharmaceutical industry’s giant corporations, have earned record profits, falsified clinical trial data and corrupted the healthcare industry according to many industry critics including a recent report posted on Globalresearch.ca.[1] The industry’s story parallels the history of other corporate monopolies such as Big Oil, the Railroad Industry, Big Agriculture, banking interests and…

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The EpiPen Scandal: Big, Bad Pharma Is At It Again

As if medications aren’t expensive enough, big pharmaceutical companies are raising prices once again. This time, it’s for the EpiPen. This is a device that is needed by those who suffer from severe allergic reactions. They are often used with children who experience a reaction while at school as this is one of the places…

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The Sad Truth: Big Hikes On Drug Prices Within USA

The high price of drugs in the United States has been a popular topic during the past two decades. However, the situation has become significantly worse since 2011. The past five years have seen a 100 percent increase in the prices of four of the country’s top 10 most popular drugs. This has helped contribute…

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Big Pharma’s Spending

The price of name-brand drugs in the United States has been a hot topic of conversation for many years. However, the problem is now much worse than it has ever been before. The prices that some companies are charging for their drugs are now so expensive that even people with a decent income will have…

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American College of Physicians Calls On US Government To Lower Drug Prices

The American College of Physicians has joined the fray in calling for lower prescription drug prices. Boasting 143,000 members, this organization released a position paper on March 28, 2016 that advocated for lower drug prices. It called for the pharmaceutical industry and the government to take action to bring down soaring drug costs.  The United States…

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Why Drugs Cost More Than They Should: The $3.5 Billion Dollar Reason

Pharmaceutical Companies Offer Pay-for-Delay Deals to Generic Drug Manufacturers Anyone needing prescription medications that are required for an illness or chronic health condition is probably shocked by the high cost of brand-name drugs. To avoid losing massive amounts of profits from new medications, pharmaceutical companies have offered pay-for-delay plans to generic medication manufacturers. The average generic…

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Bright Light Therapy – Easing Depression’s Symptoms

Depression is a mood disorder that affects 350 million people worldwide. Effective treatment for depression can sometimes be difficult because antidepressant medications can work with some people and not others or may cause unpleasant side effects. Bright light therapy offers another option that appears to have significant success in treating the symptoms of depression.  What Is…

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What Check 21 Can Do For You

With the proliferation of the Internet, American consumers needed a new way to make purchases, and the Check 21 Act gave this to them. For example, when you pay for your goods with a check, the retailer creates an electronic image of it. This eliminates the need for your bank to have the paper version…

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Big, Bad Pharma: Daraprim Increases From $13.50 per pill to $750, Overnight

Patients who require Daraprim could have more difficulty obtaining the drug after the price rose from $13.50 per pill to $750 overnight. Martin Shkreli, the CEO of Turing Pharmacuticals, has been unapologetic about drastically increasing the price of a 62-year-old drug. According to Shkreli, Daraprim was not priced appropriately when his start-up company bought rights…

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