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Merck Executive Explains Why Drug Prices Are Out of Control

Kenneth Frazier, a chief executive of Merck & Co. and chairman of the industry lobbying group Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, wants you to know why drug prices have gotten so out of hand. According to Frazier: “Merck has increased the prices of its drugs on a yearly basis, but we’ve tried to be constrained in how we’ve done it, in …

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JUDD LEGUM – After Getting Shamed For 5000% Hike, ‘Most Hated Man In America’ Will Lower Drug Price

Martin Shkreli, the controversial pharmaceutical CEO and former hedge fund manager, announced that he would reduce the price of the drug Daraprim to “a point that is more affordable.” Shkreli has been the subject of unrelenting criticism since he implemented a 5000% increase in the price of the drug — from $13.50 per pill to $750 — which is used …

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Gary Kohls – Roll Up Your Sleeves Folks: 271 New Vaccines in Big Pharma’s Pipeline

As of 2013, Big Pharma has had plans for the development of 271 new vaccines covering an array of diseases.  Into Whose Bodies Will They be Injected? “No vaccine manufacturer shall be liable…for damages arising from a vaccine-related injury or death.” – President Ronald Wilson Reagan, as he signed The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA) of 1986, absolving drug companies from all medico-legal liability when children die, become …

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Big Pharma’s Unlikely Allies: Labor Unions Support Strong Intellectual Property Provisions In Trans-Pacific Partnership – Cole Stangler

When the top pharmaceutical lobby in the U.S. sponsored a Twitter chat on the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in March of last year, labor unions trolled it hard. But not all unions are as repulsed by Big Pharma’s lobbying on trade. Some even support it. Seven different unions — the Boilermakers, Electrical Workers, Fire Fighters, Iron Workers, Plumbers and Sheet Metal Workers, …

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“Independent” Study Finding that “MMR Vaccine Not Linked to Autism”, Published by Organization Working with Major Pharmaceutical Companies – Brandon Turbeville and Heather Callaghan

For those who may be critical of the process of vaccination, particularly its safety and effectiveness, it is a known fact that there has never been a study proving safety or effectiveness that was not linked to a pharmaceutical firm or vaccine maker.[1] Indeed, if vaccines were so easy to prove safe and effective, then certainly an entirely government-funded or …