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A Superbug Resistant to 26 Antibiotics Has Killed a Woman in Nevada
Health & Wellness  (tags: Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, Superbugs, CDC, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Antibiotic resistance, Nevada, illness, humans, health, research, warning, treatment, protection, medicine, disease, drugs, healthcare )

Cat
- 2 days ago - gizmodo.com
My worst nightmare has come true. Fifteen years ago, US public health officials declared that infections resistant to antibiotics could become a major threat. That threat, it seems, has arrived.
DonâEUR(TM)t Floss, Peel Veg or Wash Your Jeans: 40 Things You Can Stop Doing Right Now
Health & Wellness  (tags: Flossing, diet, drugs, environment, health, healthcare, humans )

Lone
- 14 days ago - theguardian.com
If youâEUR(TM)ve ever washed out a wound with saline instead of tap water or requested an x-ray for lower-back pain, youâEUR(TM)re a fool. According to a list drawn up by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, both practices are pointless
Finding a Home for Unused Medical Supplies
Health & Wellness  (tags: healthcare, interesting, drugs, safety )

Cal
- 23 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
Anesthesiologist William Rosenblatt organized a U.S.-based program to repurpose medical supplies headed for the garbage.
Rare Superbug Gene Discovered on U.S. Pig Farm
Health & Wellness  (tags: disease, drugs, risks )

Rob
- 39 days ago - nbcnews.com
Researchers have found a rare and frightening superbug gene on a U.S. pig farm.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Help Reduce Teen Suicide Rates
Health & Wellness  (tags: children, protection, insurance coverage, child suicide, healthcare, health, medicine, drugs, research )

Cal
- 73 days ago - change.org
New York has one of the lowest suicide rates in the country in part because of TimothyâEUR(TM)s Law. The law prevents insurance companies from limiting coverage for mental illness
In Boon for Big Pharma, TTIP Would Lock In High Drug Prices
Health & Wellness  (tags: TTIP, medicine, drugs, pharmaceuticals, trade agreements, economic injustice, monopolies )

Freya
- 103 days ago - commondreams.org
The analysis explains how expanding intellectual property rules and monopoly protections for medicines, which the TTIP seeks to do, is counterproductive at a time when E.U. member states and the U.S. "are facing a looming access to medicines crisis."
McDonalds: Put Antibiotics Out to Pasture
Health & Wellness  (tags: antibiotic resistance, antibiotics for livestock, McDonald's, food, family, health, drugs, diet, safety )

Beth
- 108 days ago - actions.sumofus.org
Tell McDonalds to stop contributing to antibiotic resistance by cutting the use of medically important antibiotics in its global beef, pork and poultry supply chains.
People Before Profits!
Health & Wellness  (tags: drugs, medicine, pharmaceuticals, prices, greed, petitions )

Freya
- 110 days ago - alzheimers.greatergood.com
Price hikes are forcing ordinary Americans to sacrifice their health for the sake of pharmaceutical companies' profits!
An Even Deadlier Opioid, Carfentanil, Is Hitting The Streets
Health & Wellness  (tags: drugs, opioids, carfentanil, protection )

Cal
- 135 days ago - npr.org
A powerful drug that's normally used to tranquilize elephants is being blamed for a record spike in drug overdoses in the Midwest.
Speak Out Against Outrageous EpiPen Price Gouging
Health & Wellness  (tags: drugs, pharmaceuticals, price gouging, greed, petitions )

Freya
- 140 days ago - secure.consumersunion.org
Mylan, maker of the most popular EpiPen in America, has raised prices on its EpiPens from around $100 for a pack of two to more than $600 per pack. Yet the cost to make EpiPens is just a few dollars.
The Scandal of EpiPens Runs Deeper Than Most of Us Realize
Health & Wellness  (tags: Big Pharma, drugs, price gouging, greed )

Freya
- 141 days ago - alternet.org
There's a method to the madness of Big Pharma's prioritizing profit over human life.
Tell President Obama: Rein in EpiPen Price Gouging
Health & Wellness  (tags: drugs, pharmaceuticals, Big Pharma, price gouging, ripoffs, greed, petitions )

Freya
- 141 days ago - act.credoaction.com
Most people know that the EpiPen can mean the difference between life and death for those with life-threatening allergies. What you may not know is that the U.S. government funded the creation of the precursor to the EpiPen - and now, Big Pharma has...
Stop Drug Companies From Price Gouging Us PETITION
Health & Wellness  (tags: DRUG COMPANIES, Price gouging, patients, abuse, drugs, ethics, health, healthcare, humans, medicine )

Lone
- 143 days ago - forcechange.com
Goal: Stop price-gouging patients for drugs developed using public funds.
Tighter Patent Rules Could Help Lower Drug Prices, Study Shows
Health & Wellness  (tags: drug costs, patents, drugs, Body-Mind-Spirit, protection, healthcare, health, humans )

Cal
- 145 days ago - npr.org
The U.S. could rein in rising drug prices by being more selective about giving patents to pharmaceutical companies for marginal developments, a study concludes.
After 20 Years and Many Billions, Pfizer Finally Admits That Opioids Are Addictive
Health & Wellness  (tags: drugs, painkillers, addiction, opioids )

Freya
- 191 days ago - alternet.org
And more truth: opioids are not very effective after 12 weeks.
 

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