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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...
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...
No job for an insider

The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: The $100 billion-a-year pharmaceutical industry, which contributed $4.4 million to George W. Bush and the Republican Party in last year's election campaigns, is now pressing...


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