Thursday, February 2, 2023

Tag: prescription drugs

We don’t need government-granted patent monopolies to finance drug development

The best way to get alternatives to the current patent system was to have examples of successful drugs developed without relying on patent monopolies.

‘Monstrous’: Federal judge rules HIV drug coverage mandate violates religious freedom

"No one's religious beliefs should ever prevent access to essential lifesaving medication."

Walmart, CVS and Walgreens must pay $650M for filling prescriptions to...

A federal judge in Ohio found the pharmacy chains accountable for filling prescriptions even after suspecting doctors were operating pill mills.

Corruption in drug patents: Take away the money

When patents can be worth enormous sums of money, companies will find ways to abuse the system.

Progressive organizations launch new campaign: ‘Make Meds Affordable’

The new campaign is calling on President Biden to take executive action to lower drug prices.

While lobbying to kill Build Back Better, Pharma hikes costs of...

"Outrageously high prescription drug prices are now even higher."

Coalition calls for bold pricing reforms to save $450 billion on...

"Allowing Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices and then reinvesting those savings back into the program to expand services further strengthens our path towards universal coverage for all."

FDA failed to make sure opioid prescriptions were safe, documents show

"FDA has tools that could mitigate opioid risks more effectively if the agency would be more assertive in using its power to control opioid prescribing, manufacturing, and distribution."

New study shows staggering consequences of for-profit healthcare system and Americans’...

34 million adults know someone who died after not getting the necessary treatment because of affordability.

A drug to treat a rare disease used to cost patients...

"The egregious price set by Catalyst cannot be allowed to stand. Patients in America should not be allowed to suffer or die because of the greed of a drug company."

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Biden wielding DNC to guard against Progressive challenge

"Just 34 percent of Americans describe Biden as honest and trustworthy -- a new low for his presidency."

Pfizer’s record-shattering $100 billion in revenue denounced as ‘sickening’

"A people-funded vaccine should be cheap and freely available."

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“There’s a huge opportunity here to invest in coal communities, build local economic resilience and save money in the process.”

Four dark secrets about America

What America needs is a thorough transformation and a reset of the economic and political systems, which are now on dangerous and unsustainable paths.