Big Pharma

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Introducing the amendment on Wednesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders asked his senate colleagues if they "have the guts finally to stand up to the pharmaceutical industry and their lobbyists and their campaign contributions and fight for the American consumer?" (Photo: Kevin Dietsch/UPI)
While the Republican Party is publicly dismantling millions of Americans' health safety net, more than a dozen Democrats late Wednesday quietly threw their weight behind Big Pharma and voted down an amendment that would have allowed pharmacists to import identical—but much less expensive—drugs from Canada and other countries. The "power and wealth...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Unfettered shipments of opioids "amount to 433 pain pills for every man, woman and child in West Virginia," notes Charleston Gazette-Mail reporter Eric Eyre. (Photo: Melanie Tata/cc/flickr)
Drug-pushing, multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical companies should be "...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Twenty state attorneys general filed a lawsuit on Thursday against several...