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Corporate Philanthropy

The Family That Built an Empire of Pain

October 24th, 2017  |  Source: newyorker.com

The Sackler dynasty’s ruthless marketing of painkillers has generated billions of dollars—and millions of addicts.

An addiction specialist said that the Sacklers’ firm, Purdue Pharma, bears the “lion’s share” of the blame for the opioid crisis.


When a Study Cast Doubt on a Heart Pill, the Drug Company Turned to Tom Price

January 30th, 2017  |  Source: PS Magazine

After hearing from a company whose CEO was a campaign contributor, a congressional aide to Donald Trump’s Health and Human Services nominee repeatedly pushed a federal agency to remove a critical study from its website.


KLEPTOCRACY NOW!

January 3rd, 2017  |  Source: MTV.com

IS ANYONE GOING TO STOP TRUMP FROM USING THE COUNTRY AS A GIANT ATM? PROBABLY NOT.

There isn’t another face of Donald Trump waiting in the wings, a sober and diligent version of him, chastened by the weight of the responsibility he now bears. Candidate Trump is President Trump, and there’s every indication that he’s going to run his administration in the same haphazard and careless manner with which he ran his campaign.


Donald Trump, vigilante

November 4th, 2016  |  Source: The Economist

Good people have been frightened and angered into backing a dangerous man

On November 8th around 60m Americans are likely to cast ballots for Donald Trump to be president. That will present the country with a puzzle. If nearly a quarter of the adult population are Trump-backers, many good people will have ended up supporting a bad man.


Opioid epidemic: ex-DEA official says Congress is protecting drug makers

October 31st, 2016  |  Source: The Guardian

A former top Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) official has accused Congress of putting pharmaceutical company profits ahead of public health in the battle to combat the US’s prescription opioid epidemic.


Why Big Pharma’s Argument for Its High Drug Prices Doesn’t Make Sense

August 24th, 2016  |  Source: PS Magazine

America is only middle-of-the-road when it comes to innovation for dollar spent.

Drug pricing in America has gained a lot of attention recently, with the price tags of everything from new cancer medicines to EpiPens skyrocketing. Many have wondered: Is it fair to make life-saving drugs so costly?


N.H. Hits Resistance in Investigation of Pharma's Opioid Marketing Practices

August 9th, 2016  |  Source: NHPR

It’s no secret drugs like OxyContin and hydromorphone are highly addictive.

The real question is this: do drug companies downplay how addictive they are while marketing the medicine to doctors?

New Hampshire’s Attorney General Joe Foster suspects false marketing of legal pills has led to abuse of illicit drugs like heroin. That’s why he subpoenaed the nation’s largest manufacturers of prescription painkillers.




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