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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… Continue reading →

Big Pharma’s Selfish Pay-For Delay Deals

There are many absurdities that abound in U.S. society. One of the major ones is health care. The United States is widely known for having one of the highest per person government budget spending on health care. In the list of 12 countries, it also has the lowest positive outcomes for conditions like heart disease,… Continue reading →

Big Pharma and Big Fraud

More people need to be on prescription drugs than ever before. As the population ages and people’s conditions become more difficult to manage there will be an increased need for safe, reliable and effective drugs. However in recent years there has been a flood of lawsuits against major drug companies for hiding information about unsafe… Continue reading →

Personal Importation: Saving Lives

Millions of Americans face a difficult situation – how can they afford the expensive prescription medications that they need? These aren’t luxury items, as people need their prescriptions to reduce pain, breathe normally, or even to live. Without their prescriptions, people can’t stay healthy and their quality of life suffers. It’s hard for working Americans… Continue reading →

Big Pharma’s Greed and Rising Drug Costs

The pharmaceutical industry has almost too much power over our ability to regulate our own health. Medications have become a necessary commodity for a large portion of the population. But many of these medications have turned out to be unaffordable. The drug manufacturers, whether brand name or generic, are increasingly charging excessive amounts of money… Continue reading →

Big Pharma’s Big Secret: Illegal Price Fixing

It’s fairly well known that most of the profits from the healthcare industry go straight into the pockets of major pharmaceutical companies. Recent news indicates that the billions of dollars raked in by big pharma apparently isn’t enough. Six major companies have been accused of a conspiracy to artificially inflate the prices of several key… Continue reading →

The High Cost of Your Health

Paying for adequate health care has always been a major cost of living, but recent years have seen soaring medical costs for many Americans. An increased focus on precautionary testing and the proliferation of expensive procedures such as MRI scanning have contributed significantly to this trend. A modern MRI scanner can cost $1.8 million or… Continue reading →

There’s No Rx for the Bad Taste Big Pharma Leaves In Our Mouths

When the CEO of Turin Pharmaceuticals, Martin Shkreli, grinned duplicitously at the camera during an interview after he and his company astronomically raised the price of Daraprim, which is a drug used to treat Toxoplasma gondii infections, more than 5,000 fold, there was a sharp and immediate backlash. "Pharma Bro," however, isn't the only CEO,… Continue reading →

National Survey Shows Large Support of Personal Importation

Americans spent $310 billion on various medications in 2015. Millions of people across the United States have been impacted by the rapid price increase of prescription drugs. Those who have not been directly impacted most likely have a friend or family member who is paying far too much for their medication. These high prices have… Continue reading →

Patents Versus The People: Big Pharma’s Game

The pharmaceutical market is one that has been quickly evolving over the past decade, and it’s not in a way that’s favorable or beneficial to patients. In fact, some patients have been knocked right out of the ability to buy medication that can save their lives. Some medications have jumped in price to as much… Continue reading →