Tag Archives: Pharmaceuticals

Anne Lewis :
Report from the weeds: My struggles with the pharmaceutical pusherman

I see myself in some virtual Kafka novel. By Anne Lewis | The Rag Blog | January 18, 2018 January 10 4:53 p.m. Today I found myself suddenly unable to afford Jim’s basic medications. Rasagiline went from $24.38 to $716.00 … finish reading Anne Lewis :
Report from the weeds: My struggles with the pharmaceutical pusherman

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HEALTH CARE : Cure Worse Than the Disease?

SLEEVES UP. The elderly, who account for most influenza deaths, have been urged for decades to receive annual vaccinations. Photo by Mario Tama / Getty Images / NYT.‘To be approved as a drug, harm must be proven’By Janet Gilles / … finish reading HEALTH CARE : Cure Worse Than the Disease?

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Foster Kids In Texas Get Lots of Meds

Copyright © Illustration by Olaf Hajek.They get ‘three times the amount of psychotropic meds as their non-fostered Medicaid counterparts’By Craig Malisow / August 4, 2008 As if they weren’t getting shafted enough, foster kids on Medicaid in Texas are receiving … finish reading Foster Kids In Texas Get Lots of Meds

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HEALTH CARE : Bone Density Drugs Can Do More Harm Than Good

Big Pharma Pushes Drugs That Cause Conditions They Are Supposed to PreventBy Martha Rosenberg / July 24, 2008. Yet again, women are the industry’s main targets. Like gastroesophageal reflux and bipolar disease, osteopenia began to inflict millions when a drug … finish reading HEALTH CARE : Bone Density Drugs Can Do More Harm Than Good

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Jim Hightower : ‘Gooberhead Award’

VA treating vets as lab ratsBy Jim Hightower / July 22, 2008 Time for another Gooberhead Award, presented periodically to those in the news who’ve got their mouths going 100 miles an hour – but forgot to put their brains … finish reading Jim Hightower : ‘Gooberhead Award’

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HEALTH CARE : Do Cholesterol Drugs Do Any Good?

Graphic courtesy of Pharma Marketing.Statins: Looking at the statsBy Duncan Echelson / The Rag Blog / July 14, 2008 Statin pharmaceuticals are marketed ferociously on TV ads and by many MD’s. The statins are major money makers for the pharmaceutical … finish reading HEALTH CARE : Do Cholesterol Drugs Do Any Good?

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Old McDonald Had a Pharm…

…And genetically modified his goats and chickens to produce drugs for humans.But hold on. Should we be doing this to animals?By Elizabeth Svoboda / June 11, 2008 Encompassed by pastoral green fields, the headquarters of GTC Biotherapeutics looks like any … finish reading Old McDonald Had a Pharm…

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