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12 Months of Giving: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

As part of our company’s commitment to our “12 Months of Giving” resolution to donate to a different charity for each month, we have chosen St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as the recipient for October 2015. The fundraiser will be held within the Planet Drugs Direct office and feature an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast for staff…

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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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The Importance of Personal Importation: An Interview With an American Customer

Despite the recent changes in insurance regulations, the rising cost of healthcare is still a serious problem in the United States. Compared with other countries, America has a greater percentage of chronically ill patients who often times even with Medicare, report that they have significant financial barriers to receiving adequate care due to high out-of-pocket…

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The Truth Behind Opposition of International Prescription Referral Services

Before online pharmacies became immensely popular, Americans used to take buses to Canada to fill their prescriptions. Nowadays they have the convenience of jumping online and saving tons of dollars by completing their purchase via online prescription referral services, like Planet Drugs Direct. Americans are flocking to these Canadian prescription referral services rather than doing…

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12 Months of Giving: ASPCA

Holding a fundraiser provides a tremendous opportunity to fund a worthy cause, educate the public and help support valuable services and programs offered by various charitable organizations. Because of our unwavering commitment to our “12 Months of Giving” resolution, we will sponsor another philanthropic event to gather donations for the American Society for the Prevention…

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Are You Paying The Price of Big Pharma’s Greed?

The quick-paced evolution of medical treatments is causing a serious concern about continuously rising health care cost. The expense-driving drugs are typically the ones that are newly developed and allow the patients to have a choice of treatment. However, the price competition makes it impossible to obtain them for an average person as many insurance…

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Pharma’s Profit Problem

The days when Big Pharma’s profit growth were going to be decimated by patent expirations and no new big drugs are over. The AMEX Pharmaceutical Index (^DRG)’s has more than doubled in the last 5 years Gilead’s Solvaldi had $2B in sales last quarter, making it one of the biggest new drug launches ever; at…

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Mail Order Pharma and Disappearing Payment Options

Obtaining a prescription for one’s illness used to be something that a person could do quite easily. Many online pharmacies were accepting credit card payments for important online prescriptions for the patients. Credit card companies were approving such purchases without fail. Recently, however, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, which is a Big Pharma…

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12 Months of Giving: The American Cancer Society

Planet Drugs Direct is still actively involved in charitable causes benefiting various worthy organizations in the process. Our June fundraising effort will be focused on gathering donations for American Cancer Society. The event will take place in our facility and consist of employee attended Bar-B-Que. All proceeds will go directly to the ACS along with…

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12 Months of Giving: The American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association is a non-profit organization celebrating its 75 years of research and making a difference in finding a cure. Single donations can be made in any dollar increments. Those who choose to become monthly supporters can spread their generosity by sending small monthly monetary gifts over any period of time they choose.…

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