Sunday, August 18, 2019
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General Healthcare News

Big Pharma Greed and EpiPen

EpiPen is Just a Symptom of the Big Pharma Disease

Valeant Pharmaceuticals, “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli, and now Mylan and the EpiPen – on their own, gross examples of corporate greed, but all together, the sign of a real and lasting flaw in the way we regulate and value medication.The news making headlines this last week has been focused...

In the UK, They Regulate – In the US, We Litigate: the Failures of the FDA

American and European regulatory systems differ by one major principal: In the U.K., if a product is suspected of being dangerous, it is handled, regulated, and controlled.In the United States, proof of guilt is needed before the FDA will take action and limit citizens’ exposure to a dangerous compound....

The House Refuses to Pass Legislation Preventing Drug Price-Gouging

It's a heartwarming bipartisan issue in the House as both Democrat and Republican congressional members fight to keep a corrupt pro-pharma policy in place, screwing over the average American.Both congressional Republicans and Democrats are working to halt a provision put forth by the Department of Health and Human Services which would...

Pfizer Drops $150 Billion Proposed Merger after Obama Cracks Down on Corporate Inversion

The biggest drug company in the U.S. won’t be moving to Ireland after all.Pfizer dropped the $150 billion proposed merger deal with Dublin-based Allegran after the Obama Administration cracked down on corporate inversion deals, a move that basically allows a corporation to move their headquarters overseas to cut their...

Obama Stops Big Pharma’s Tax Dodging Scheme

In mid-March, senator Bernie Sanders sent a letter to the secretary of the treasury, Jack Lew, calling on him to block the inversion of American pharma company, Pfizer, and Irish pharma company, Allergan. The merger would allow Pfizer to claim Irish citizenship and would save them $35 billion in taxes...

Drug Industry Exploits Death to Profit from its Drugs

Scumbag pharma company Valeant Pharmaceuticals is racing to rival famous pharma boy Martin Shkreli. In light of California's more favorable view of physician-assisted-suicide, last year the company smelled blood and jumped to double the price of a drug which provides the calmest and most efficient death to a terminal...

Did an Arthritis Medicine Cause Glenn Frey’s Death?

Fans of the 1970s rock band Eagles were stunned last week to learn of the death of guitarist Glenn Frey at the age of 67. Evidence is now emerging, indicating that the medications Frey was taking for his rheumatoid arthritis might have been a contributing factor to his demise.According to...