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Egberto Willies – Are liberals living in their own bubble?

The Republican primary looks like a poorly-made reality TV series–but unfortunately, it’s real. It’s even more unfortunate that contrary to popular belief, one of those incompetent demagogues could be our next president. If we’re to believe polling data, America is becoming a much more liberal country. In fact, it’s likely directly responsible for President Obama’s epiphany that support of same-sex marriage …

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Ethan A. Huff – Former congressman blows whistle on how Republican party strong-armed members into approving massive prescription drug profit program for Big Pharma

Today’s Republican Party, to put it bluntly, is a joke. The so-called party of conservatism has lost its way, and former Republican congressman Tom Tancredo has decided to part ways and become an Independent, a decision that largely hinges on what he says is rampant and unapologetic corruption by Republicans in constantly pushing the special interest agenda of the pharmaceutical industry. In …

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Drug overdose epidemic top cause of US injury deaths

Drug overdoses have reached epidemic levels in the United States where they are the leading cause of injury deaths, surpassing car accidents and gunshots, the Drug Enforcement Administration said Wednesday. “Drug abuse is ending too many lives too soon and destroying families and communities,” DEA Administrator Chuck Rosenberg said. “We must reach young people at an even earlier age and …

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Increase seen in prescription drug use in US

Between 1999-2012, overall prescription drug use increased among U.S. adults, with this increase seen for the majority of but not all drug classes, according to a study in the November 3 issue of JAMA. Use of prescription drugs represents a major expenditure in the United States, and research suggests that use of prescription drugs is increasing. Yet much of the …

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Let’s Create A Better World – 09.26.15

Dr. Paul Drouin is a Canadian M.D., as well as a Homeopath, Acupuncturist, Quantum Naturopath, and Professor of Integrative Medicine. He has dedicated his life to the promotion of natural health, the prevention of disease, and to bringing a greater depth and understanding to Quantum Medicine and alternative methods to further his knowledge of curative, preventive, and Integrative Medicine. He …

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Bernie Sanders – High Drug Prices Are Killing Americans

All across the country, Americans are finding that the prices of the prescription drugs they need are soaring. Tragically, doctors tell us that many of their patients can no longer afford their medicine. As a result, some get sicker. Others die. A new Kaiser Health poll shows that most Americans think prescription drug costs in this country are unreasonable, and …

Private Health Care as an Act of Terrorism – Paul Buchheit

The FBI defines terrorism as “Acts dangerous to human life…intended to intimidate or coerce a civilian population.” Much of the behavior of our current health care system meets that definition. The facts show intention on the part of corporations to intimidate the population by using market strategies to charge whatever they like for their medical products and services, and an effort to coerce the public into accepting the current system …

Drug War Fail: More Heroin Addicts Are Created By Doctors Than Drug Dealers – Carey Wedler

A recently released Drug Enforcement Administration reportreveals not only that heroin use has exploded, but that 4 out of 5 new users have previously abused prescription drugs. The details of the analysis, titled the “National Heroin Threat Assessment,” unwittingly demonstrate that the Drug War has failed to curb drug use and has actually exacerbated the problem. The report opens with an overview of …

Express Scripts Research Highlights $52 Billion Challenge for U.S. Healthcare System

Nearly 600,000 Americans have annual medication costs above $50,000- The number of U.S. patients taking at least $100,000 worth of prescription drugs tripled in 2014- Majority of these patients take at least 10 medications, from at least 4 different prescribers- Express Scripts solutions address critical opportunities to improve care and reduce costs for patients with high medication costs ORLANDO, Fla., …

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Almost one-fifth of Americans now take psychotropic drugs to cope with everyday life – Jonathan Benson

The results of the annual Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index are in, and the methods by which many Americans now cope with their daily lives in this brave new world are sobering. Roughly one in five individuals living in the U.S., based on a random survey of people living in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, now take some type …