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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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Top American Employers Fighting Back Against Big Pharma

Corporate America has a thorny problem. And the name of that problem is Big Pharma. The copay system in American healthcare is where employees who hold healthcare policies pay a particular amount out of their pocket for medical costs at the point of care. This system has come under scrutiny in the recent past and employers…

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Attorney General Suing Janssen Pharmaceutical

Pharmaceutical companies make a lot of money. They do a lot of research and they make a lot of medicines that people really need to help them manage and survive medical conditions. The pharmaceutical companies need to take accountability for some of the methods that they use to get people to use these medicines. Specifically,…

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New Proposal to Show Drug Prices in Ads

There is no doubt that prescription drug policies have wreaked havoc in America. From doctors being trained to overprescribe opioids, contributing to a massive opioid epidemic to the overprescription of antibiotics leading to individuals often self-medicating to avoid costly and time-consuming visits to the doctor, pharmaceutical companies have potentially done far more to harm to…

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A Stern Warning for Big Pharma

America is great, unless you get sick. This is a common remark that most people in the US firmly believe. The pharmaceutical companies are notorious for destroying lives rather than to save them due to their exorbitant price tags. Now, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar has vowed to change the pharmaceutical price gouging…

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Pfizer Loses Landmark Case

Big pharmaceuticals are not known for rolling over when a generic drug maker encroaches on the territory of their prized super drug patents. They have carried out huge, long, and costly court case battles to defend these lucrative drugs for decades. Pfizer now could be called the poster child for this unswerving corporate determination. They…

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Big Pharma Is On The Ropes In The State Of Colorado

Purdue Pharma L.P. has had better days in its existence. Right now the company faces a mounting number of lawsuits from various entities over its drug known as Oxycontin. You have likely heard of the drug even if you have never personally used it. It is a commonly prescribed painkiller that critics say is highly…

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Why You Should Get a Flu Shot

Reasons to Get The Flu Vaccine With the arrival of autumn, the new flu shots for the winter flu season are now available. The CDC estimates that only 45 percent of Americans receive flu shots in any given year. The flu sickens up to 20 percent of the total U.S. population, resulting in more than 200,000…

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The History of Personal Importation Bills

Americans pay more for prescription medicine than any other people in the world. Over the last decade alone, prices for insulin have tripled. In fact, retail prescription medicines have experienced a double-digit price increase in the last three years alone. This has put many patients in a difficult financial situation. Some of whom have to…

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Big Pharma Exec Says he Has “Moral Requirement” to Hike Price 400%

There are thousands of horror stories of consumers being overcharged for pharmaceuticals. Unsuspecting customers arrive at the pharmacy only to find that the medicine which will make them better comes to a total bill in the thousands. People die every day not because there is no cure for what disease or ailment that they might…

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