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New Details in Big Pharma Price-Fixing Lawsuit

Over the past several years, some of the biggest names in the pharmaceutical industry have become embroiled in an endless string of controversies. First came the public outrage about the astronomical increase in prices for antiparasitic drug Daraprim, put into place by Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli, who has since suffered a precipitous fall from…

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Johnson & Johnson Faces Multibillion Opioids Lawsuit in Oklahoma

A multi-billion-dollar lawsuit filed by the state of Oklahoma may go a long way toward sending Big Pharma crashing to its knees. The suit is pitting the state against Johnson & Johnson, which is a U.S. corporate giant better known for family-friendly products such as Band-aids and baby powder than for opioids. But the state wants…

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Insulin: Big Pharma Puts a Price on Life

A man approaches a pharmacy window. This may be in any pharmacy in any town or city in America. He’s picking up a prescription, a prescription of medication without which he will die in short order. But there’s a problem: filling this prescription will cost him more than $800. And the medication he’d get will only…

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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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Florida is Steps Closer to Canadian Drug Importation: Why The Bill is Drawing Plenty of Support

Americans are spending more than ever to receive their prescription medication. Since 2010, drug expenditure in the United States of America has increased by more than $100 billion. Per Statista, the total amount Americans spent on their prescription drugs back in 2010 topped out at $253.1 billion. Spending on prescription drugs has not slowed down, and…

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Making the Most Out of Your Medicare

Medicare is a social safety net program that helps around 56 million Americans. Approximately 83% of these benefiting individuals are at least 65 years old. Some people would argue that it does not offer the tangible feeling benefits of Social Security. It is still equally important over a longer period of time. This is why it…

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Big Pharma’s Elaborate Shell Game

You may have seen it: people standing on city street corners, trying to entice unwitting passersby to play a shell game for a handful of dollars. A game they cannot possibly win. We call these people conmen, but when Big Pharma plays the same shell game with billions of dollars we instead call them businessmen. Oxfam…

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Big Pharma’s Defense Doesn’t Add Up

Some people in the United States ask, with skepticism, why the prices of prescription drugs keep climbing at steady rates. The amount of money that goes into the pharmaceutical industry from revenue seems disproportionate when compared to the income of the people who use prescription drugs. There is more than one instance where the price…

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