Tuesday, December 10, 2019
General Healthcare News

General Healthcare News

Antibiotic Resistant “Superbugs”: is Big Pharma Responsible?

A shocking publication from the European Public Health Alliance in collaboration with the UK organization Changing Markets came out this week reporting that Big Pharma is directly responsible for the recent rise of “superbugs;” bacteria that are resistant to most antibiotics.This has been a growing problem for the past...

FDA Approves Drug That Doesn’t Work; BUT Big Pharma Will Make $2 Billion On It

FDA Chief Dr. Robert Califf approved a muscular dystrophy drug this week against the findings of his own administration and the analysis of independent reviewers. But his ties to big Pharma run deep, so he went ahead and approved this completely ineffective drug anyway. The Ring of Fire’s Farron...

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...

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...
Clinton on Drug Price Gouging

Clinton Proposes Ideas to Stop Price Gouging on Life-Saving Drugs

Over the past decade, Mylan raised the price of the EpiPen, a life-saving device for people with food allergies to consumers by a whopping 500%. Meanwhile, the Mylan CEO got a raise in her already bloated salary and compensation package of 671%. But that's only the tip of the...
Pharmaceutical Greed

Unbranded Advertising: Is Big Pharma Going Too Far?

The pharmaceutical industry is becoming increasingly unpopular with the American public – and steep, ongoing and highly questionable price gouging on medications many people depend on isn't the whole of it. For example, a great deal of advertising includes lists of the many unpleasant side effects associated with the...
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...