Tagged as Big Pharma

Most people depend on their doctor(s) when it comes to the most important decisions they make about their health.  For many things, doctors are indeed a good source of information, considering how intense their education and training in the health sciences is. But there are also a number of areas or topics about which doctors simply aren't the best source of information.  A glaring example is nutrition. ...
Drug prices are on the -rise and there doesn't seem to be an end in sight. According to research done by the -Scripps Research Translational Institute-, the cost of almost all commonly used brand-name drugs increased over the course of five years. Prices of popular drugs for many major illnesses, such as cancer and diabetes, are on the rise. Researchers found that there is no end in sight for these...
Although not as profitable as synthetic alternatives, natural food supplements are a profitable commodity.  As such, you would think that all the profit-obsessed "Biggies" (Big Food, Big Pharma, Big Brother, etc.) would be embracing these products with all their hearts and souls (if they had a soul). But, alas, if you've been keeping up with the natural food supplements industries, then you know that...
When was the last time you visited your pharmacy? Chances are, the trip left you reeling over a painful price tag. And many others think the same thing. So officials in 44 states have said enough is enough, taking on an apparent nationwide price-gouging conspiracy in what is sure to be a massive legal battle. A multi-state lawsuit has been filed against dozens of pharmaceutical companies accused of...
About 130 Americans die every day of - opioid overdoses - , and the majority of them are using valid prescriptions. Despite the risks, doctors continue to over-prescribe narcotic painkillers, which creates the perfect setting for addiction and misuse. Just as concerning is the money trail that traces directly to the rates in which doctors are prescribing these powerful and highly addictive drugs. Addicts...
Introduction - When it comes to breast cancer, the worst thing we can do is put 100% blind faith in the medical establishment.  To be blunt, there is simply too much money and too many jobs hanging on the highly profitable - BUSINESS - of diagnosing and treating breast cancer. The profits (and job security) are so high, in fact, as to explain why it seems as if there is more an impetus to treat breast...
Has Big Pharma been greasing a few palms? Recently, many top medical journals have been accused of publishing articles based on money over merit. In - an article in Medium-, - published on April 10, 2018, Dr. Jason Fung, nephrologist and founder of Intensive Dietary Management Program, claims some of even the most highly regarded medical journals are taking money to make medications appear more effective...