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 [...]

Before Big Pharma Kills Us, Maybe Public Pharma Can Save Us

By Dana Brown, Prospect.org -

Drug-resistant “superbugs” are predicted to kill more people per year than cancer by 2050. Already, more than two million Americans annually are infected with bacteria that have evolved to resist [...]

Rosemary Gibson On America’s Dependence On China For Medicine

By Russell Mokhiber, Counterpunch.org -

At one time, decades ago, penicillin, vitamin C, and many other prescription and over-the-counter products were manufactured in the United States. But now, antibiotics, antidepressants, birth [...]

700 Pound Heroin Spoon Installed Outside OxyContin Manufacturer

By Nate Freeman, Artsy.net. -

Connecticut - Art dealer Fernando Luis Alvarez installed a gigantic spoon-shaped sculpture by the artist Domenic Esposito in front of the headquarters of Purdue Pharma in Stamford, Connecticut, [...]

If You Want To Kill Drug Dealers, Start With Big Pharma

By Domenica Ghanem, Otherwords.org -

At a recent rally in New Hampshire, Donald Trump called for the death penalty for drug traffickers as part of a plan to combat the opioid epidemic in the United States. At a Pennsylvania rally a [...]

In Memory Of Zahara Heckscher

By Staff, Citizen.typepad.com -

All of us at Public Citizen lift up in loving memory our dear friend and peaceful warrior Zahara Heckscher, who passed away on February 24 at the age of 53, after her years-long battle with [...]

Big Pharma Corp Trying To Keep Pot Illegal Approved To Manufacture Synthetic Marijuana

By Ruth Milka, Nationofchange.org -

“It appears they are trying to kill a non-pharmaceutical market for marijuana in order to line their own pockets.” Insys Therapeutics, a major pharmaceutical company, has spent over $500,000 [...]

The Big Pharma Family That Brought Us Opioid Crisis

By Sam Pizzigati, Inequality.org -

If the devil wears Prada, what do America’s most destructive drug pushers wear? They wear smiles. The drug pushers we have in mind here have caused hundreds of thousands of deaths, enough [...]

Standing Rock Sioux People Sue Opioid Industry

By Staff, TelesurTV -

The Standing Rock Sioux people of the United States have filed a federal lawsuit against the opioid industry, alleging they created a public health crisis in their reservation by concealing the [...]

Health Insurance And Pharma Block Hopes For Single-Payer Health Care

By Josh Finkelstein, Opensecrets.org -

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont hosted a town hall recently to discuss the Medicare for All Act, during which he emphasized a conflict of interest around involving the private sector in [...]

How Much Influence Does Big Pharma Have On Your Safety?

By Kate Harveston, Popular Resistance. -

Evil pharmaceutical companies bending blue-collar workers to their whim sounds like the stuff of a sci-fi novel, but more and more it's becoming our reality. At first, it was the actions of [...]

Trump’s Health Nominee Implicated In Insulin Price-Gouging Scheme

By Mike Ludwig, truth-out.org -

By Mike Ludwig for Truthout - "That means that a significant number of people who already paid premiums for their health insurance then end up paying more than their insurer does for a medicine," [...]

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