More evidence of a broken health care system in the USA. America's for-profit healthcare system working at its best.
Pharmaceutical companies like Pfizer are under the spotlight with congressional hearings on the cost of drug prices and allegations of the industry’s role in the opioid crisis.
Much of the blame has been placed on pharmaceutical giants for aggressive marketing of prescription drugs and the FDA for lack of regulation. And certain companies made big money off the opioid boom.
Fact: DEA was approving the Annual Quota for each Pharmaceutical Manufacturer
Pre-approval was required for the manufacturers to obtain the active raw material required to make these drugs. So the Government was aware they approved it.
Big pharma knew the chemicals involved in making the drugs had long term effects. The binders that are used in the drugs create a change in brain chemistry. Pain pills, ADHD meds and antidepressants were going to see a spike in long term addiction down the road. Doctors followed suit and prescribed these medicines like candy.
Pharmacy companies get caught distributing large amounts of opioids by the DEA and simply pays fines- which amount to basically a “pay off” to the government but no jail time for individuals responsible? Why is that?
There is no criminal charges filed by any federal prosecutor? Seems that the government is a co-conspirator to these crimes against humanity resulting in hundreds of thousands of deaths spanning two decades.
Insurance costs have skyrocketed in the last ten years but no one seems to be able to do anything about it. Of course the pharmaceutical industry is arguing against a viable option to opioids.
You shouldn't be spending more on healthcare than your mortgage. Furthermore, corporations should not be allowed to fund candidates, period.
FDA medical adviser: ‘Congress is owned by pharma’
Dr. Raeford Brown, a pediatric anesthesia specialist at the UK Kentucky Children’s Hospital and chair of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Committee on Analgesics and Anesthetics, has been openly critical of big pharma and the lack of proper oversight from the FDA. ( March 13, 2019 report Chris McGreal)
“I’m really much more concerned because Congress is supposed to have oversight for the FDA,” Brown said. “If the FDA isn’t going to hold pharma accountable, and Congress is getting paid to not hold pharma accountable, then it really doesn’t matter who the president is because it’s really about Congress.”
Despite many politicians, particularly declared presidential candidates, beginning to speak out against big pharma, Brown does not think that anything will come out of it “because Congress is owned by pharma.”
The priority of congress is to take care of their own. They do not have to abide by the laws they pass (healthcare), they give themselves pay increases, they do not work year-round, they travel at taxpayer expense and they retire millionaires. We just keep voting them in.
This is just one example of how large corporations in all industries have Congress in their pocket. The real issue is money in our election process. Until this changes, expect a lot more stories like this about all industries.
Government, both parties bought and paid for by big corporations, where is the democracy in that? It was supposed to be by the people for the people not by the greedy for the corporations!
Long Time Ashburn Pharmacists Quits Filling Prescriptions To Promote CBD Benefits
Doctors Promoting CBD Over Common Prescription Drugs
Dr. Steven Trobiani is a board certified Neurologist following the conclusion of his residency at Yale University in 1983. He has focused his practice on the evaluation and treatment of pain.
In 1998 Pfizer hired Dr. Trobiani to serve as a spokesperson for Celebrex® to introduce the drug into the medical community in Minneapolis St. Paul. Currently Dr. Trobiani is promoting the 10x Pure CBD line from CTFO.
“Celebrex pricing is about the same as the 10X Pure CBD Oil and it can actually accomplish the same thing. Celebrex may raise your blood pressure and 10x Pure CBD will not and is actually a better product.” DR. Trobiani stated.
Celebrex® (celecoxib) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). … Celebrex is used to treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and menstrual pain. His current interest in CTFO CBD 10x Pure product line flows from that experience.
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