Monday, July 22, 2019

Tag: health

In landmark opioid trial, Oklahoma accuses Johnson & Johnson of being...

In opening statements Tuesday, lawyers made a sweeping case against the company, accusing it of driving demand for opioids while the drug ravaged Oklahoma.

Trump EPA sets tap water limit for rocket fuel chemical 3X...

"Instead of taking action to lower the levels of this rocket fuel chemical in drinking water, the administration’s plan will endanger the health of future generations of kids.”

Big Tobacco’s surprising new campaign to raise the smoking age

Altria, Reynolds and Juul say they’re trying to do the right thing, while health groups say firms are pushing laws stuffed with loopholes.

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $25M in baby powder cancer...

According to Judge Manuel Mendez, who is presiding over the trial, Johnson & Johnson placed “corporate profits and reputation over the health and safety of consumers.”

Up next – trial in Monsanto’s hometown set for August after...

"We want the companies to take responsibility for warning people – even if there is a chance that something would be harmful or hazardous for them, people should be warned."

Bottle of lies: How poor FDA oversight & fraud in generic...

In her new explosive book “Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom,” investigative journalist Katherine Eban works with two industry whistleblowers to expose how some manufacturers are cutting corners at the cost of quality and safety.

‘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."

To be sick and not rich

Any version of Medicare for All would be likely to cost less, be so much simpler to access, and ultimately save lives.

More evidence of undisclosed carcinogens at site of Enbridge’s proposed greater...

“The fact that they would just ignore these samples is extremely troubling. It’s a clear threat to the health of children and families in the Fore River Basin.”

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Putting out a Garbage Fyre: How reproductive rights advocates countered a week long anti-choice...

“What it’s about is reproductive and pregnancy outcomes and valuing them all...We need to be a society that values that decision for you because we’re a society that values healthy outcomes."

A tale of two druglords

One gets life behind bars, the other retired into luxury. Guess which one wreaked more havoc.

Which 2020 Democrats are taking money from the healthcare industry?

Hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and insurers are working together to stop Sanders’ proposed healthcare plan from gaining even more traction within the Democratic party.

How a trojan horse project to rewrite our constitution could actually happen if Trump...

It’s often said that if Trump is reelected, it’ll be the end of democracy in America. But how could Trump get reelected,...

Elizabeth Warren issues statement opposing Trump’s nominee for Defense Secretary

“My fundamental concern is that the relationship between the Defense Department and giant defense contractors has become far too cozy."