As Painkiller Addiction and Overdoses Continue to Rise, Pharmaceutical Companies Are Sued for Inciting Epidemic

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Narcotic painkillers are a driving force in the rise of substance abuse and lethal overdoses

In 2012, 259 million prescriptions for opioids and other narcotic painkillers were written in the US; 46 people die Continue reading

‘Safety Assessments’ on Nearly All Common Food Additives Found to Be Manipulated by Processed Food Industry: Study

New research published in the journal, JAMA Internal Medicine, has verified that the vast majority of the 10,000-or-so chemical additives currently allowed in food are backed only by industry-funded and supported safety assessments. And a large percentage of these have never even been submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for review, which means Continue reading

Top Medicare Prescribers Rake In Speaking Fees from Drug makers

How does the doctor decide what to write on the prescription pad?

When the blood pressure drug Bystolic hit the market in 2008, it faced a crowded field of cheap generics.

So its maker, Continue reading