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What’s the Story Behind the New “Go Boldly” Big Pharma Ads?

The pharmaceutical industry has taken some major black eyes over the past few years – and justifiably so. Recently, we've seen the consumer price of vital medications go up by amounts that can only be described as obscene.At the same time, corporate profits and CEO compensation packages are...

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...

Popular “Party Drug” May Be an Effective Treatment for Depression

A common “party drug” may hold the key to treating certain types of depression – and researchers are calling it the “most important discovery in half a century.”Ketamine, more commonly known as “Special K” or simply “K” among youthful nightclub denizens, is yet another legitimate prescription medication that is...

Valeant Pharmaceutical Under Fire For Gouging Lead Poisoning Medication

Valeant Pharmaceuticals, the Big Pharma crony that made headlines at the beginning of 2016 following the “pharma bro” Martin Shkreli scandal for their outrageous price hike of an important heart medication, is back in the news again for raising the price of an important lead-poisoning treatment.Poison control specialists have reached...

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.

Yet Another Doctor Weighs In: Fat is Not the Enemy (But Sugar Is)

For several years, a number of prominent doctors and dieticians have been pushing back against the idea that in order to lose weight, one should eat a low-fat diet. One interesting fact that has led credence to this idea is that while the French eat pretty much full-fat everything,...

A Drug-Resistant Superbug May Be Far More Common Than Previously Thought

Authorities have been warning about the development of antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” for many years. These are bacteria that have evolved to withstand nearly all antibiotics. One of these is known as carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae, or CRE for short. This past September, a woman in Reno, Nevada, died from an infection due...

Bernie Sanders Discusses Corrupt Influence Big Pharma Has on Corporate Media Coverage

During a live political event hosted by NowThis & Jash, Senator Bernie Sanders sat down with comedian and activist Sarah Silverman before a live audience to discuss going forward in American politics as a progressive.For those feeling particularly lost in the current version of America, hearing the progressive champion...

Bayer Buying Monsanto for $66 Billion

On Wednesday, Corporate Big Pharma giant Bayer finally concluded its long-time negotiations and has officially announced an agreement to take over U.S. chemical giant Monsanto for an estimated $66 billion.Negotiations over how much Bayer would pay to obtain Monsanto spanned months beginning as early as March of this year. Final...

Big Pharma Price Gouging: What’s REALLY Going On

Over the weekend, activists stood outside the offices of Mylan Pharmaceuticals chanting, “Heather Bresch, what do you say? How many kids have you killed today?” while holding up a large piñata in the shape of an EpiPen, filled with gold coins. It was a fitting protest against the company's...