House weasel Scott Peters voted for hopeless bill to cut drug prices, but was just faking it for votes

Millions of Americans have died because they couldn't afford to pay for prescription drugs that might have saved their lives, and millions more stay in horrible jobs just to hold on to company/worker sickness insurance. How the dangerous gamble to not take an expensive drug evolves: You don't have health insurance and are diagnosed with … Continue reading House weasel Scott Peters voted for hopeless bill to cut drug prices, but was just faking it for votes

Foreign laboratories and factories dominate American drug market, while FDA flounders

If you thought the American people were the customers of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), you were wrong Human Drugs regulatory activities account for 33 percent of FDA’s budget; 65 percent of these activities are paid for by industry user fees, boasts the FDA website. No surprise: the 15,000 employees of the FDA … Continue reading Foreign laboratories and factories dominate American drug market, while FDA flounders

Generic versions of COVID-19 vaccine American citizens paid to develop – could save our world – but don’t hold your breath

Big Pharma = 1. World's poorest nations = 0. That was the score on Thursday, last week, when South African officials ripped into the Joe Biden administration for not granting a temporary waiver for generic versions of the various COVID-19 vaccines, now protected by monopoly patents the next 17 years. Biden had approved a $4 … Continue reading Generic versions of COVID-19 vaccine American citizens paid to develop – could save our world – but don’t hold your breath

Biden bows to Big Pharma – blocks price cuts for EpiPen, Insulin and other drugs in America

The promise of Medicare for All has morphed into Drug Ripoffs for Everyone, after President Joe Biden's reversal of Donald Trump's executive orders that would have slashed the prices of insulin, EpiPen and most prescription drugs. Biden wasted no time rolling back the price cuts, signing an executive order Thursday, last week - his first … Continue reading Biden bows to Big Pharma – blocks price cuts for EpiPen, Insulin and other drugs in America

AARP monopoly supports insurance lobbyists and government collusion to bankrupt seniors

AARP's ties to United Healthcare - outlined here last week - may be behind its failure to effectively lobby Congress to repair our dismal Medicare program. Annual Medicare premiums alone cost seniors a minimum $1,778 per person. Catastrophic (5% of list price) prescription drug coverage doesn't begin until Medicare patients pay $6,500 out-of-pocket in a … Continue reading AARP monopoly supports insurance lobbyists and government collusion to bankrupt seniors

Does AARP have a conflict of interest: seniors versus profits marketing healthcare policies?

Mom, apple pie and for seniors - the AARP standing up for the rights of the elderly, getting them discounts and representing their concerns before Congress and state governments. Believe that, and we will sell you a genuine, surplus, solid gold faucet from the Trump Tower for just five bucks with free shipping. As they … Continue reading Does AARP have a conflict of interest: seniors versus profits marketing healthcare policies?

Biden virus chief (who wants to die at 75!) said no vaccine priority for elderly, wants those with longer life expectancy to go first

I think (ending the lock-down) it’ll be closer to November [2021], closer toward the end of the year. But it’ll probably be enough to begin opening colleges and universities [and] schools, again depending on how we distribute this thing, and how effective we can be on that - Ezekiel "Zeke" Emmanuel Another 11 months of … Continue reading Biden virus chief (who wants to die at 75!) said no vaccine priority for elderly, wants those with longer life expectancy to go first

28 states with four or fewer Covid deaths, 15 with zero deaths, 40% of population now been tested

The blaring Yahoo headline from yesterday at 3 p.m., as the Dow Industrial average fell more than 700 points: Stock market news live updates: Stocks sink as U.S., Europe battle virus resurgence Let's not just believe Yahoo's version of reality and instead review the real numbers. But I have to be very careful. The eyes … Continue reading 28 states with four or fewer Covid deaths, 15 with zero deaths, 40% of population now been tested