Drugs

New Online Database of Doctors Highlights Potentially Harmful Prescribing Habits

New Online Database of Doctors Highlights Potentially Harmful Prescribing Habits
For most of us, evaluating a doctor’s prescribing habits is just about impossible. Even doctors themselves have little way of knowing whether their drug choices fall in line with those of their peers. However, a new online database culled from doctors who prescribe to Medicare patients is starting to shape the information and accountability of both physicians and Big Pharma.
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Tracy Weber and Charles Ornstein
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PA Governor: You're All High, That's Why You Don't Have Jobs

Republican Gov. Tom Corbett would like the people of Pennsylvania to know that the reason unemployment is so high in their state is because they are all on drugs.
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Pee on the Poor: Republican Lawmakers Want Your Urine

Pee on the Poor: Republican Lawmakers Want Your Urine
What fun! The latest political game sweeping the nation is called “Pee on the Poor.” Republican lawmakers in some 30 states – including Florida, Georgia, Indiana, and (of course) Texas – are competing to be national champions of this X-treme right-wing sport.
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Big Pharma Pockets $711 Billion in Profits by Robbing Seniors

Big Pharma Pockets $711 Billion in Profits by Robbing Seniors
Here’s an outrage that must be changed: Big Pharma has been systematically price-gouging the Medicare program for seniors and people with disabilities — and raking in billions in excessive profits. The 11 largest global drug companies made an astonishing $711 billion in profits over the 10 years.
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New Legislation Would Legalize Medical Marijuana in OK

New Legislation Would Legalize Medical Marijuana in OK
A Forest Park Democrat, has introduced a couple of bills this legislative session in Oklahoma that, if passed, would bring some sanity to the state's harsh criminal law system and also help people with illnesses and conditions that could benefit from medical marijuana.
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