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We Need a Permanent Fix to Lower Drug Costs
Health & Wellness  (tags: drugs, pharmaceuticals, medicine, petitions )

Freya
- 7 days ago - secure.ncpssm.org
At a time when big Pharma continues to bring in record profits, while consumers are seeing their health care costs soar, the National Committee is putting pressure on Congress to protect and expand consumer access to affordable drugs.
Tell the Senate: No Big Pharma Exec for HHS Secretary
Health & Wellness  (tags: Trump regime, appointees, Health and Human Services, pills, pharmaceuticals, medicine, Big Pharma, greed, petitions )

Freya
- 31 days ago - action.citizen.org
Trump has appointed Alex Azar - a former president of Eli Lilly - to be secretary of Health and Human Services. When Azar was president of Eli Lilly, the company jacked up its insulin price tag, more than doubling the bill for consumers.
Stand With Sen. Sanders: Let Medicare Negotiate Drug Prices
Health & Wellness  (tags: drugs, pharmaceuticals, medicine, pills, Big Pharma, petitions )

Freya
- 31 days ago - act.credoaction.com
Congressional Democrats who actually care about sick people have tried repeatedly to get Trump's attention, and he has ignored them. Instead, the Trump regime has announced plans "hitting everybody except the drug industry."
Tell Your Senators: Support the Orphan Drug Tax Credit
Health & Wellness  (tags: drugs, pharmaceuticals, treatments, cures, petitions )

Freya
- 83 days ago - advocacy.epilepsy.com
The Senate is considering changes to the Orphan Drug Tax Credit (ODTC). The ODTC is one of the most important incentives for companies to develop therapies for individuals with rare diseases. Tell your Senators to support the ODTC today!
TAKE ACTION: Tell the FDA That a Less Expensive Option for Insulin Should Be Made Available as Soon as Possible.
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, diabetes, health care, pharmaceuticals, insulin, diabetics, wellness )

Robert
- 187 days ago - diabetes.greatergood.com
We should tell Acting Commissioner of the FDA Stephen Ostroff that the approval process of generic insulin needs to be expedited. Our health and our bank accounts depend on it.
Stand With Social Security Works to Oppose the OPEN Act and Say No to Drug Company Monopolies
Health & Wellness  (tags: drugs, treatments, pharmaceuticals, Big Pharma, greed, petitions )

Freya
- 223 days ago - actionnetwork.org
In 1983, Congress passed the Orphan Drug Act with the intent of spurring innovation for drugs that treat rare diseases. Today, pharmaceutical corporations are exploiting loopholes in the law in order to gain even greater monopoly power and reap ever
7 Countries That Beat An Overdose Crisis
Health & Wellness  (tags: drugs, addiction, pharmaceuticals )

Freya
- 270 days ago - alternet.org
While other countries are succeeding in reducing the number of opioid overdose deaths, U.S. rates are rising.
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
- 500 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."
People Before Profits!
Health & Wellness  (tags: drugs, medicine, pharmaceuticals, prices, greed, petitions )

Freya
- 507 days ago - alzheimers.greatergood.com
Price hikes are forcing ordinary Americans to sacrifice their health for the sake of pharmaceutical companies' profits!
Speak Out Against Outrageous EpiPen Price Gouging
Health & Wellness  (tags: drugs, pharmaceuticals, price gouging, greed, petitions )

Freya
- 537 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.
Tell President Obama: Rein in EpiPen Price Gouging
Health & Wellness  (tags: drugs, pharmaceuticals, Big Pharma, price gouging, ripoffs, greed, petitions )

Freya
- 538 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...
Tell President Obama: Rein in EpiPen Price-Gouging
Health & Wellness  (tags: pharmaceuticals, greed, allergies, petitions )

Freya
- 538 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...
Stand Up to Big Pharma - Stop Price Gouging!
Health & Wellness  (tags: drugs, medicine, pharmaceuticals, prescriptions, costs, price gouging, petitions )

Freya
- 608 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.
'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli Weasels Out of Promise to Roll Back Insane Cost Increase of Pills
Health & Wellness  (tags: pills, drugs, medication, medicine, prices, broken promises, Shkreli, Big Pharma, pharmaceuticals )

Freya
- 812 days ago - alternet.org
The price-gouging "pharma bro" is backing out of his promise to lower the cost of Daraprim after jacking up its price by more than 5,000 percent.
 

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