Friday, August 17, 2018

If Harry Truman Had His Way With Medicare For All Charlene Dill and Countless Others Would Still Be Alive

Medicare for all isn't a new idea, it was proposed by Harry Truman over a half century ago. Would Charlene Dill and the countless Americans like her have been able to experience those very American rights, life, liberty and the American Dream if they had access to healthcare? Thom...

RJ Eskow’s Radical Take On Big Pharma

The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow discusses why Big Pharma, in its present form, should be dismantled and taken over by the people.

The US For-Profit Healthcare System Ranks DEAD LAST In Performance

According to a new report, the United States’ healthcare system ranks last among those of other industrialized nations in terms of care and performance. The big difference between the US and the other countries studied is the fact that the US has no form of universal coverage or option,...

This Bill Would Help Us Afford Prescription Drugs

RJ Eskow is joined by Steven Knievel, an advocate for Public Citizen's Access to Medicines Program, to discuss how Big Pharma is overcharging for prescription drugs and a new bill that could make medications more affordable.

Judge Orders Trump Administration To Stop Drugging Immigrant Children

A federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to stop dosing immigrant children held in Trump’s detention camps with psychotropic drugs. The practice has been carried out without parental consent and without the children knowing exactly what is happening, and many of these drugs come with dangerous, sometimes deadly,...

Medicare For All Won’t Destroy America – But It’ll Hurt Corporate Profits

The growing chorus of voices telling us that the “evils” of socialism are coming to America as more and more candidates are pushing for medicare for all-styled medical coverage for American citizens is absurd. We’re being told that such a plan could destroy the country but what they really...

Big Pharma Jumps In To Stop Trump From Lowering Prescription Drug Prices

Donald Trump made a promise during the campaign that he would do something about rising prescription drug prices, and just as his administration was preparing to finally look at the issue, some of the largest drug companies sent their front groups and lobbying teams to DC to derail the...

The Power of Music and Alzheimer’s Disease: Musical Memories Unaffected by Dementia

Some senses are more evocative than others. Scent is one of them. A whiff of a certain perfume, flower or even a favorite food cooking can transport us back in time almost instantly (this was actually the basis of the 1984 novel Jitterbug Perfume).Another is sound, particularly music. Almost...

Immigrant Children In Federal Detention Centers Are Forced To Take Neuroleptic Drugs

At the end of June, the Washington Post reported that a 12-year-old boy caught while attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border was forcibly medicated with neuroleptic drugs while being detained. The boy was attempting to join his family, who had entered the country ahead of him.According to the...

A Venerable Vaccine May Represent New Hope For Type 1 Diabetics

Type 1, also known as “childhood onset” diabetes, is a genetic autoimmune disorder in which the body's own defenses turn on cells in the pancreas, rendering it non-functional. Its function, of course, is to produce insulin, the hormone that transports and metabolizes glucose. People with this condition depend on...