The strangulation of Barry and Honey Sherman has set off talk of corporate intrigue and feuding cousins.
A leaked Colombian Embassy memo suggests the U.S. wants to preserve the high price of cancer drug Gleevec.
The drugs industry is the most profitable on earth. It has two branches -- an illegal one consisting of drug cartels and a legal one consisting of drug companies. The huge profits derived by both branches accrue from the same source -- monopoly price gouging.
The TPP and other trade agreements create an economic race to the bottom, creating a nation of Walmart shoppers rather than family wage jobs and an economically and environmentally sustainable future.
"Of these NTI drugs, patients with anti-epilepsy drugs are a unique group that do equally well when started on brand or generic
No matter how long some of the most onerous provisions are delayed, the TPP in its current form will be a terrible deal for all countries involved. Negotiating countries must not be fooled by this so-called compromise from U.S. negotiators.
Recently, Phil DeLuca, a retired Long Island Railroad worker, was profiled on a national news television program. Suffering from a potentially fatal red blood cell deficiency, he receives a weekly shot of Procrit. Simple enough, but that shot costs a staggering $1,500, of which his co-pay is $196.
Buried under fancy-sounding terms like Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) and Special 301 is the real irony that availability of cheap drugs is not just a concern for the poor in an India or a China, but also for the poor back home in the US.
The issue of what patients want versus what physicians prescribe can sometimes leave pharmacists in the middle, said Jon
"There can't be a medical reason that so many more patients on Medicare need brand name drugs compared to those than at the VA."
The Obama administration and members of Congress are pressing India to curb its generic medication industry.