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Speak Out Against Outrageous EpiPen Price Gouging
Health & Wellness  (tags: drugs, pharmaceuticals, price gouging, greed, petitions )

Freya
- 208 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.
Tighter Patent Rules Could Help Lower Drug Prices, Study Shows
Health & Wellness  (tags: drug costs, patents, drugs, Body-Mind-Spirit, protection, healthcare, health, humans )

AWAY AWHI
- 212 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.
An Even Deadlier Opioid, Carfentanil, Is Hitting The Streets
Health & Wellness  (tags: drugs, opioids, carfentanil, protection )

AWAY AWHI
- 203 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.
Stop Drug Companies From Price Gouging Us PETITION
Health & Wellness  (tags: DRUG COMPANIES, Price gouging, patients, abuse, drugs, ethics, health, healthcare, humans, medicine )

Lone
- 210 days ago - forcechange.com
Goal: Stop price-gouging patients for drugs developed using public funds.
The Scandal of EpiPens Runs Deeper Than Most of Us Realize
Health & Wellness  (tags: Big Pharma, drugs, price gouging, greed )

Freya
- 207 days ago - alternet.org
There's a method to the madness of Big Pharma's prioritizing profit over human life.
Tell KFC to Stop Serving Chicken Raised With Antibiotics! *** Please Sign ***
Health & Wellness  (tags: children, diet, disease, drugs, environment, ethics, family, food, healthcare, health, humans, illness, investigation, nutrition, prevention, protection, research, risks, safety, society, warning )

Frans
- 295 days ago - change.org
Antibiotic resistance is an increasingly serious health problem. Every year, at least 2 million Americans get sick and 23,000 die from antibiotic-resistant infections. Two common foodborne pathogens, Campylobacter and Salmonella ...
Stand Up to Big Pharma - Stop Price Gouging!
Health & Wellness  (tags: drugs, medicine, pharmaceuticals, prescriptions, costs, price gouging, petitions )

Freya
- 279 days ago - signherenow.org
In 2014, the cost of prescription drugs in the United States skyrocketed by 12 percent. In that same year, 20 percent of the population - or 35 million people - did not fill a prescription because they could not afford it.
McDonalds: Put Antibiotics Out to Pasture
Health & Wellness  (tags: antibiotic resistance, antibiotics for livestock, McDonald's, food, family, health, drugs, diet, safety )

Beth
- 176 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.
After 20 Years and Many Billions, Pfizer Finally Admits That Opioids Are Addictive
Health & Wellness  (tags: drugs, painkillers, addiction, opioids )

Freya
- 257 days ago - alternet.org
And more truth: opioids are not very effective after 12 weeks.
People Before Profits!
Health & Wellness  (tags: drugs, medicine, pharmaceuticals, prices, greed, petitions )

Freya
- 178 days ago - alzheimers.greatergood.com
Price hikes are forcing ordinary Americans to sacrifice their health for the sake of pharmaceutical companies' profits!
Tell President Obama: Rein in EpiPen Price Gouging
Health & Wellness  (tags: drugs, pharmaceuticals, Big Pharma, price gouging, ripoffs, greed, petitions )

Freya
- 209 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...
TAKE ACTION NOW! Help Reduce Teen Suicide Rates
Health & Wellness  (tags: children, protection, insurance coverage, child suicide, healthcare, health, medicine, drugs, research )

AWAY AWHI
- 140 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
- 171 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."
Medical Errors Are No. 3 Cause Of U.S Deaths, Researchers Say
Health & Wellness  (tags: drugs, ethics, healthcare, health, humans, interesting, research, study )

Kathy
- 324 days ago - kplu.org
A study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine says medical errors should rank as the third leading cause of death in the United States - and highlights how shortcomings in tracking vital statistics may hinder research and keep the problem out of the...
Finding a Home for Unused Medical Supplies
Health & Wellness  (tags: healthcare, interesting, drugs, safety )

AWAY AWHI
- 89 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
Anesthesiologist William Rosenblatt organized a U.S.-based program to repurpose medical supplies headed for the garbage.
 

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