This is a very serious issue that needs to be exposed. People are dying:
Some with cash or insurance are being overmedicated AND overcharged by the combined forces of Big Pharma...and Big Government...the new pushers...
Those without either cash or insurance are being deprived of life-saving treatments because they have nothing with which to fatten the golden calves of profit
That said, I'm starting off with an high powered dose of Satiricon
WARNING: taken as directed...may cause serious side effects like awakened consciousness and political actions like taking back what they stole from us...
Oxymoronic - NOFX (be sure to stay for the ending...of this song...not your life...not yet...)
"I've been called an OxyMoron
Because I question which drugs our war's on
Why are there more drug stores than liquor stores you can score on..."
Profits instead of prophets...
Of Bulls(hit) and Bears...
If you're tired of being overcharged...you're allowed to swear at this oath...
For this oath, put your hands behind your back...and whistle a happy tune...
(August 2021) Mounting evidence suggests the middlemen that claim to drive down drug prices actually contribute to Americans paying more than twice(link is external) what people do in other developed countries.
Dr. Newman, MaD is not "worried"...
Note: Your Rx is NOT a loss leader...you get had coming and going...
"We got two...three... good eyes and we still can't see..." (Casey Jones - Grateful Dead)
One pill makes you larger
And one pill makes you small
And the ones THE DOCTOR gives you
Don't do anything at all (but feed the system)
When the men IN the WHITE HOUSE
Get up and tell you where to BUY
When logic and proportion
Have fallen sloppy dead
USE your head
USE your head
Kathleen Rice Sides with Big Pharma!
Rally tomorrow (Wed 9/22/21) at her Garden City office 11 AM 229 Seventh Street (just east of Franklin Avenue)
Bring your signs, drug bills, and empty wallets...let's make our voices heard!!!
This is about more than just prices...Read on... https://www.mobilize.us/ourrevolution/event/416172/
Rep. Kathleen Rice recently betrayed everyday New Yorkers who can’t afford the medicines they need to stay healthy and alive. She voted against including the “Lower Drug Costs Now Act” (HR 3) in the “Build Back Better” budget bill that Congress is currently developing. The mega-profitable drug corporations are fiercely opposing this bill.
HR3 will dramatically lower drug costs for people in the US by directing Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices with drug makers. (People in the US are charged up to three times more for our medicines than those in other advanced countries because their governments all negotiate prices and ours doesn’t.)
HR3 will use the Medicare savings to add dental, vision, and hearing benefits to Medicare, and to lower the Medicare eligibility age.
HR3 will also help to pay for other health care parts of President Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan, like expanding Medicaid to more low-income people, expanding home and community-based long-term care for seniors and people living with disabilities, making Affordable Care Act coverage more affordable to those who have to buy their own insurance, and strengthening the Child Health Insurance Program.
All these ideas are very popular with New Yorkers, so why is Rep. Rice voting against them?
Join us outside her office on Wednesday, September 22 at 11 am for a speak-out against high drug prices and to hear from people directly impacted by her decision.
RSVP at link below... https://www.mobilize.us/ourrevolution/event/416172/
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Scott Peters, Kurt Schrader, and Kathleen Rice mount weak, incoherent responses trying to explain why they torpedoed a plan to let Medicare negotiate drug prices.
From this expose ("Would you like waffle fries with your order?")
Peters warned that if Democrats reject funds from corporate political action committees, companies will donate that money to Republicans instead. “I aim to win races and I'm totally in favor of changing the rules,” he said. “I will play the rules that apply, and when they change, I’ll play by those rules.”
Read the rest of this piece...definitely uncovering a...
...Conflict of DISinterest
(9/20/21) The bill at the center of the fight, H.R. 3, would allow Medicare to negotiate the price of prescription drugs by tying them to the lower prices paid by other high-income countries. The measure is projected to free up around $700 billion through the money it saves on drug purchases — covering a big chunk of the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion spending plan.
The pharmaceutical industry spent $171 million on lobbying through the first half of the year, more than any other industry, to deploy nearly 1,500 lobbyists, according to money-in-politics watchdog OpenSecrets. That’s up from around $160 million at the same point last year, when the industry broke its own lobbying spending record.
Peters announced his opposition to Pelosi’s drug pricing proposal in May and shortly after was showered with donations from pharmaceutical industry executives and lobbyists, STAT News reported.
Peters is the No. 1 House recipient of pharmaceutical industry donations this year, bringing in $88,550 from pharmaceutical executives and PACs, according to OpenSecrets. Over his congressional career, Peters has received in excess of $860,000 from drugmakers, more than any other private industry.