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My Turn: Get informed to change the healthcare debate

...which would be similar to Medicare and cut costs for our healthcare services, private insurance companies and pharmaceutical industries profit significantly under the Affordable Care Act. The ACA is a good first step toward universal healthcare...
Dallas Buyers Club

Now Playing Synopsis: Matthew McConaughey headlines director Jean-Marc Vallée's biographical drama centering on the story of Ron Woodroof, a Texas electrician who was diagnosed as HIV-positive in 1986, and who subsequently devoted his life to providing fellow HIV patients with non-FDA-approved drugs and supplements during an era when doctors were still struggling to understand the devastating disease. Defying his surprise death sentence, Woodroof set out to procure any and all non-toxic alternative HIV treatments available, and established a "buyers club" to provide the treatments to others afflicted with the disease. But that mission quickly made him a target for both the U.S. medical establishment and the pharmaceutical industry, both of which resented his defiance of government sanctions, and joined forces to shut down his operation by any means necessary. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner, Dallas Roberts, Steve Zahn Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Tech Wit: The truth behind the debates

...been run by the Commission on Presidential Debates since 1986. The commission is run by Frank Fahrenkopf, a pharmaceutical industry lobbyist. This could explain my need for extra-strength pain relievers while I'm watching the debates...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...drank a lot of iced tea and needed a bathroom break or two. The Stepford Pundits Buzzwords Galore Award to the pharmaceutical industry for inspiring so many election campaigns to present equally panacea-filled TV commercials, except...
FDA outlines path for lower-priced biotech drugs

...Companies marketing biosimilars in Europe include Novartis division Sandoz International, Hospira Inc. and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. Several U.S.-based brand-name drugmakers have also announced plans to develop biosimilars, including...
Drug firms have strange marketing strategies

...Nothing says more about the economics of the pharmaceutical industry than that it wants to sell us pills so badly...Watch. Congress Watch also reports that the pharmaceutical industry has, by a wide margin, chosen which party...
An energy policy that shuns Canadian oil will push America's best ally into the arms of China

...45 percent of our 2011 oil needs. Oil also is a key raw material for the U.S. chemical, plastics, and pharmaceutical industries. It is impossible to avoid importing oil.Our three largest foreign suppliers are Canada (29 percent), Saudi...
Scott McAdams understands the needs of Alaskans

...Alaskans want, no one overseeing our industries? No regulations on pipeline construction and maintenance, the pharmaceutical industry, food? Sure it would be easier and cheaper for corporate interests but we've already seen the catastrophic...
My Turn: Healthcare reform: The time is now

...unable to afford health insurance. Unfortunately, many powerful lobbies including insurance companies, the pharmaceutical industry and the American Medical Association stand in the way of achieving this needed reform. As a student preparing...
Forcing vaccines on Americans violates civil liberties

...vaccine for the H1N1 flu - also known as swine or "novel flu" - was based on a combination of the greed of the pharmaceutical industry and uninformed decisions by the awkward alliance of public health and federal emergency management officials...


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