Health & Medical

Best Painkillers for What Ails You

It’s August 23rd, 2011 and the front page of on the internet website ran the above stated headline as one of the top stories of the day. If you go to page two of the article, it shows in small print that the article ran two years ago in 2009 in Self magazine. I…

Health & Medical Political

US to Stop Seizing Canadian Medicine

Under pressure from Congress, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials scrapped their 11-month-old policy of seizing prescription drugs imported through the mail from Canada. IThe practice, implemented last November, had come under fire from lawmakers for depriving tens of thousands of American seniors of their drugs and protecting the high prices charged by U.S. pharmaceutical…

Health & Medical

Seizures of Canadian Drugs Rise

Seizures of Canadian Drugs Rise as Congress, Customs Spar July 24, 2006 by John Carreyrou, The Wall Street Journal Eileen Bloom, a retiree who lives in the lakeside town of Sebring, Fla., has long ordered her medications from Canada, saving up to 50 percent on her prescription-drug bills. But twice in the past nine months,…

Prescriptions and Profits: Pharmaceutical Industry
Health & Medical Political

Prescriptions and Profits: Pharmaceutical Industry

It may come as no surprise that the pharmaceutical industry is the most profitable business in the country. Americans pay far more for their prescription drugs than citizens of any place on Earth. It will also come as no surprise that as a political issue, the high price of drugs has united both Republicans and…

Health & Medical Political

Drug Bill Benefits Termed ‘Very Poor’

Another look at the new drug benefit program for Medicare Two federal plans being weighed would raise costs for many on Medicare, a report by activists says. The ens of thousands of Medicare beneficiaries in Iowa would pay more than they do now for their prescription drugs under proposals approved in the House and Senate,…


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