Promising Coronavirus Treatment Granted Exclusive Status To Gilead Sciences By FDA

By Ashley Curtin, Nationofchange.org -

A potential treatment for the coronavirus was granted exclusive status to Gilead Sciences by the Food and Drug Administration on Monday. Remdesivir, a drug it is developing to treat the illness, [...]

BigPharma’s Role: U.S. Sanctions Lead To Global Rise In Coronavirus

By Sara Flounders, Workers.org -

March 10 – As COVID-19 (coronavirus) spreads, it is a clear reminder that germs and viruses don’t respect national boundaries in an interconnected world. But the mainstream press has certainly [...]

Big Pharma Losing Money As Patients Switch From Opioids To Cannabis

By Matt Weeks, Rxleaf.com -

The news that cannabis is effective in treating most types of pain is shaking business and political institutions. Politicians and investors must come to grips with Big Pharma losing money due to [...]

The Killing Fields Of American Health Care

By David Penner, Dissident Voice. -

American health care is being crushed under the iron heel of a cabal of ruthless and merciless robber barons. Indeed, this primitive and backward system continues to be a source of horrendous [...]

Families Organize Vigil Outside Eli Lilly, Demanding Lower Cost Of Insulin

By Staff, Wthr.com -

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) – Dozens of people were protesting outside Eli Lilly headquarters Saturday night. They're demanding lower insulin prices. The cost of insulin tripled from 2002 to 2013 and it [...]

Medicine For All: The Case For A Public Option In The Pharmaceutical Industry

By Dana Brown, Thenextsystem.org -

Too many Americans are suffering and dying prematurely because we have ceded control over a key part of our infrastructure for public health—the pharmaceutical industry—to unaccountable [...]

Exclusive: OxyContin Maker Prepares ‘Free-Fall’ Bankruptcy As Settlement Talks Stall

By Mike Spector and Jessica DiNapoli, Reuters.com -

(Reuters) - OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP is preparing to seek bankruptcy protection before the end of the month if it does not reach a settlement with U.S. communities over widespread opioid [...]

Big Pharma: Gouges, Casualties, And The Congressional Remedy!

By Ralph Nader, Nader.org -

The Congress can overturn the abuses of Big Pharma and its “pay or die,” subsidized business model for its drugs. Big Pharma’s trail of greed, power, and cruelty gets worse every year. Its [...]

Which 2020 Democrats Are Taking Money From The Healthcare Industry?

By Karl Evers-Hillstrom and Jessica Piper, Opensecrets.org -

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) called on fellow Democratic presidential candidates to reject contributions from the healthcare industry this week, a renewed effort to distinguish himself from a [...]

‘Big Pharma’ Is The Big Winner Of The USMCA

By Veronika J. Wirtz, Warren A. Kaplan and Kevin Gallagher, Thehill.com -

The longstanding debate in the United States on its sky-high prescription drug prices and access to health care is raging where you might least expect it — within the pages of President Trump’s [...]

Demanding Medicare For All, Nurses Use Band-Aids To Plaster GoFundMe Pages To Big Pharma Headquarters

By Jake Johnson, Commondreams.org -

"Nobody should have a GoFundMe account to pay for their healthcare, and we're here to make sure that that stops." Hundreds of nurses and their allies from across the country rallied Monday [...]

4 Pharma Companies Saved $7 Billion From GOP Tax Law

By Bob Herman, Axios.com -

Four pharmaceutical companies — Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Merck and Abbott Laboratories — collectively kept $7 billion in tax savings in 2018 due to Republicans' 2017 corporate tax overhaul, [...]

Fentanyl Maker Donates Big To Campaign Opposing Pot Legalization

By Steven Nelson, Usnews.com -

AN EMBATTLED pharmaceutical company that sells the powerful painkiller fentanyl has donated $500,000 toward defeating a ballot initiative that would make recreational use of marijuana legal under [...]

Massive Protest Breaks Out Over Guggenheim Museum’s Ties To Big Pharma: ‘Lock Them Up’

By Commondreams, Alternet.org -

Demonstrators inside New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum staged a “die in” and dropped thousands of paper slips designed to look like of OxyContin prescriptions Saturday night to protest the [...]

Memorial Sloan Kettering Curbs Executives’ Ties To Industry

By Katie Thomas, The New York Times, and Charles Ornstein, ProPublica. -

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, one of the world’s leading research institutions, announced on Friday that it would bar its top executives from serving on corporate boards of drug and [...]

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