Health care

How Purdue Pharma Hooked America on a Deadly Drug

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 16/06/2018 - 5:47pm in

Purdue Pharma's slogan for OxyContin was: “The One to Start With and the One to Stay With.” As reader Brian C added, "Stay with alright....'Till death do us part.'"

How Chinese Investors Inflate Housing Markets in the US, Canada, and Australia, as Governments Try to Stem the Tide

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 08/06/2018 - 11:55pm in

How Chinese money is distorting home prices in major cities around the world, and how local authorities are starting to intervene.

New CDC Study Shows Large Increase in Suicides Since 1999

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 08/06/2018 - 5:25pm in

Rising suicides provide more evidence that all is not well in America.

Fresh audio product

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 08/06/2018 - 7:10am in

Just added to my radio archive (click on date for link):

June 7, 2018 Adam Gaffney (see link for articles) on how to get prescription drug prices down • Barry Eichengreen, author of The Populist Temptation, on the nationalist/xenophobic turn (Trump, Brexit, etc.), and on the future of the U.S. dollar

Single-Payer or Bust

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 05/06/2018 - 3:15am in

By providing a single tier of coverage to all, with automatic enrollment, comprehensive benefits, and no cost-sharing, single-payer provides a distinct, egalitarian vision of universality.

China Rx: How the US Depends on China for Its Drugs

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 04/06/2018 - 4:30pm in

Why does China need a military? It could bring the US to its knees in months by withholding shipments of drugs and drug ingredients.

How Puerto Rico’s Death Toll Was Ignored, and Could Have Been Avoided

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 31/05/2018 - 3:52pm in

Why the death toll in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria was so disgracefully high.

Neoliberalism’s Assault on the Veteran’s Administration Continues

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 28/05/2018 - 4:00am in

An impending IT debacle at the Veteran's Administration, and a bipartisan effort to privatize it.

Do Fewer Settlements by Pharmaceutical Companies Mean Even Less Accountability for Their Execs?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 26/05/2018 - 5:36pm in

Drug company settlements with the Feds, which never were very tough to begin with, are also becoming less frequent.

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