Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Tag: drugs

Former correctional officer sentenced to 10 years in federal prison

“As a correctional officer, Lakesia Harden knew what she was doing when she engaged in drug trafficking and associated with Tremayne Linder, a convicted felon."

Medicating isolation

Drug use in the COVID-19 moment.

Drugs touted by Trump for COVID-19 increase heart risks, studies find

"In a better world, if we weren't so panicked about this virus, we would wait and see if this drug had some value other than the President declaring that it has some value."

Gilead Sciences asks FDA to rescind ‘orphan’ status for possible coronavirus...

"We are committed to making the medicine both accessible and affordable to governments and patients around the world."

Ex-pharma lobbyist embedded in White House tanked drug pricing bill, while...

Trump’s top healthcare adviser, former Gilead Sciences lobbyist Joe Grogan, strenuously lobbied within the White House and on Capitol Hill against price negotiations.

Sanders, Cummings call on DOJ to investigation generic drug manufacturers’ ‘multi-year...

"The Department of Justice must hold these bad actors accountable to the fullest extent of the law."

Why we must legalize marijuana

Legalizing, taxing, and regulating is good for the economy and creates jobs.

‘Spoiler: Because Australia has universal healthcare:’ Watch Ocasio-Cortez ask pharma CEO...

"Because every single developed country in the world guarantees healthcare as a right except us. Except the United States."

Lawsuit by 44 states accuses pharma giants of ‘multi-year conspiracy’ to...

"Teva and its co-conspirators embarked on one of the most egregious and damaging price-fixing conspiracies in the history of the United States."

More evidence that fentanyl is killing meth and cocaine users

“The lack of awareness regarding the potentially deadly combination of fentanyl with cocaine or methamphetamine poses a significant risk to public health because of the heightened risk of overdose.”

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Bowman, Sanders lead coalition demanding ‘desperately needed’ boost to SSI lifeline

“People with disabilities and older adults receiving SSI represent some of the most marginalized members of our society. History will not forgive us if we fail to address their needs.”

A third of U.S. billionaire wealth gains since 1990 have come during pandemic

U.S. billionaire pandemic profit balloons to $4.56 trillion, a 55 percent increase.