Tag: Big Pharma

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Trump ‘s pick for Drug Czar, helped send opioids crisis into overdrive

In a bombshell investigation between 60 Minutes and the Washington Post,   Donald Trump 's pick for the US's drug czar has some explaining to do.   60 Minutes calls it "the most damning" investigation they've ever done, mostly, because of the discovery of a law the very same nominee helped pass which in turn helped spike the opioids crisis. Yes people, we're talking about  Rep Tom Marino. Marino, notoriously assisted legislators and Big Pharma (with some assistance from several PACs)  to pass a law that would and did actually make it almost impossible to stop suspicious shipments of drugs from ever making it to American cities.  At one point, DEA officials were "collectively able to halt all shipments and such that they deemed to be suspicious with little intervention from other governm...
America ‘s Opioid Crisis Is Getting Really Really Bad
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America ‘s Opioid Crisis Is Getting Really Really Bad

Americans are drug addicts, face it, a large part of America has now caused the FDA to take a never-before-seen move to fight the crisis that has killed a heartbreaking number of people.   On  Friday, the Food and Drug Administration reportedly sent a letter to Endo Pharma, the company responsible for a more-relaxed version of Opana ER. The feds want Endo to limit the number of sales (if not, preferably, entirely stop selling the drug)  due to the fact that Opana ER has significantly contributed to the drug crisis on America.    Endo, er, argues that their drug is "safe and impossible to abuse". The drug was accused of being a large benefactor to the rise in HIV and Hepatitis C infections in 2015.  That same year, scarily, the drug killed an estimated 40,000 Americans.  The drug make...
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