Healthcare Breaks Washington – And Both Parties Are To Blame

Developed countries around the world enjoy universal healthcare while Americans struggle with inadequate coverage. While many are quick to scapegoat Republicans for this problem, Democrats – and the Big Pharma companies that fund them – are just as much to blame.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., joined by Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., responds to the release of the Republicans' healthcare bill which represents the long-awaited attempt to scuttle much of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 22, 2017. (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- The latest for-profit healthcare scheme - which is set to line countless pockets - will hit every American across the country who desperately relies on health services, should it pass through the Senate. The lengthy Senate bill, which includes Medicare cuts and offers states the ability to drop benefits like emergency

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War On Drugs Killed More People In 2016 Than US Troops Killed In Vietnam War

For the first time in US history, more Americans have died of drug overdoses in a single year than all those killed in the Vietnam War. The drug war has been exposed as a deadly and violent failure and the federal government shows no signs of backing down.

Los Angeles Police officers assist Drug Enforcement Agency, DEA agents serving a federal warrant to shut down a Marijuana dispensary operating in the Chinatown area of Los Angeles.

For the first time in U.S. History, more Americans died in 2016 of drug overdoses than were killed in the Vietnam War. Let that sink in. Last year’s death toll in the War on Drugs was 59,000 killed, while during the entire Vietnam War, 1955 to 1975, 58,220 American service members’ lives were lost. And, thanks to the immoral and futile police

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Trump’s Health Secretary Bought Drug Stocks, Then Pushed Pharma’s Agenda In Australia.

Before he was named Trump’s health secretary, Price took a congressional trip to Australia and pressed officials to extend protections for drug companies in an international trade agreement.

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price speaks outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Monday, March 13, 2017, after Congress' nonpartisan budget analysts reported that millions people would lose coverage next year under the House bill dismantling former President Barack Obama's health care law. (AP/Andrew Harnik)

In the spring before the 2016 presidential election, the Obama administration's 12-nation trade agreement known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, was still alive. Negotiators worked on details as Congress considered whether to ratify the pact. The Australian government was getting in the way of one change demanded by U.S. pharmaceutical

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大制药公司的污染正在造成致命的超级细菌,而世界却另辟Other径

药品生产的国际法规中没有环境标准。

A microbiologist works with tubes of bacteria samples in an antimicrobial resistance and characterization lab within the Infectious Disease Laboratory at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. (AP/David Goldman)

Industrial pollution from Indian pharmaceutical companies making medicines for nearly all the world’s major drug companies is fuelling the creation of deadly superbugs, suggests new research. Global health authorities have no regulations in place to stop this happening. A major study published today in the prestigious scientific journal

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New Data Reveals Opioid Deaths Are Being Underreported

As awareness of the epidemic continues to grow, further hazards of the pharmaceutical class of drugs are being revealed — including potentially higher numbers of deaths caused by their use.

Medication pills prescription opiates painkiller

America’s ongoing opioid crisis is no secret. With thousands dying from prescription painkiller overdoses each year — nearly as many as traffic deaths — even the U.S. government has been forced to take action. As awareness of the epidemic continues to grow, further hazards of the pharmaceutical class of drugs are being revealed — including

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Opioid Overdose Deaths Plummet In States Which Legalized Medical Marijuana

Hospitalization rates for opioid painkiller dependence and abuse dropped on average 23 percent in states after marijuana was permitted for medical purposes.

Michael Cardenas shows off his medical marijuana after purchase outside Arizona Organix, the first legal medical marijuana dispensary to open in Arizona. AP Photo.

As Attorney General Jeff Sessions continues to lament what he views as a blight on society, a new study is showing that states with medical marijuana programs are seeing drastic reductions in opioid-related hospitalizations and overdoses. From a Reuters article published Tuesday: “In states that legalized medical marijuana, U.S. hospitals

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