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Coronavirus Pharmaceutical Scams

Coronavirus Pharmaceutical ScamsCoronavirus (COVID-19), SARS, MERS, Ebola… Before a new virus even reaches the pandemic level, healthcare professionals and scientists around the world work collaboratively to develop cures, treatments, and vaccines. They also work to better understand how the disease evolved and is spread....

Big Pharma Says “F-U” to Congress

Big Pharma Says “F-U” to Congress[Guest post by Brian Mahany, Esq.]
There has always been tension between big pharma and Congress. Pharmaceutical companies spend more on lobbying than any other industry. They also contribute heavily to political campaigns. Over the last decade, drug companies contributed $2.5 billion in...

Data Manipulation Issues at Generic Drug Plants in China and India

Data Manipulation Issues at Generic Drug Plants in China and IndiaWhen Americans purchase generic drugs, they are seldom aware that the product in their hands may have been manufactured in the outskirts of Mumbai, or in some obscure Chinese province.
Recently, a foreign-made drug was found to contain traces of carcinogenic substances. As the House Energy...


Derelict FDA Allows HuaHai’s Carcinogen-Contaminated Valsartan into the U.S.

Derelict FDA Allows HuaHai’s Carcinogen-Contaminated Valsartan into the U.S.More than 8 million U.S. patients take 80-320 milligrams of the popular generic hypertension drug valsartan each day, many for years at a time. But last year, the FDA announced voluntary recalls of numerous valsartan supplies that contained a cancer-causing impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine, or...

Big Pharma Funds Election Campaigns Amid Drug Pricing Battle

Big Pharma Funds Election Campaigns Amid Drug Pricing BattleWith elections looming and drug prices hitting outrageous highs, big pharma is scrambling to win over Congress, shelling out millions to fund the political campaigns of U.S. lawmakers – especially those who can help keep profits flowing.
Democrats and Republicans alike can agree on is...

Mallinckrodt Whistleblowers Say Illegal Kickbacks Backed High Acthar Prices

Mallinckrodt Whistleblowers Say Illegal Kickbacks Backed High Acthar PricesAs one of the most expensive drugs in the nation, H.P. Acthar Gel (Acthar) pulls in sales topping $1 billion per year for drugmaker Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals. Prescribed by doctors to ease symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and infant seizures, Acthar currently costs around...

Counterfeit Viagra Can Kill

Counterfeit Viagra Can KillViagra has been a revolution for men who have suffered from erectile dysfunction. When Pfizer discovered its hypertension medication, Sildenafil, was quite successful in prompting erections, it rebranded it Viagra and earned billions of dollars over two decades.
Not only did the blue pill...

AstraZeneca to Pay $110M for Alleged Medicaid Fraud in Texas

AstraZeneca to Pay $110M for Alleged Medicaid Fraud in TexasPharmaceutical companies are notorious for heavily marketing their “blockbuster” drugs. Americans are bombarded with commercials and magazine ads, and pharmaceutical reps spend millions of dollars convincing doctors to prescribe these medicines. Global drug giant AstraZeneca is no...


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