U.S. Drug Prices vs. The World

US Drug Prices vs The World

U.S. Drug Prices vs The World Prescription drugs cost more in the U.S. than most anywhere else in the world. As a result, Americans are illegally importing drugs from other [...]

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Profiting From Pain

Prescription Addiction: Big Pharma and the Opioid Epidemic

With the U.S. in the grips of an opioid crisis that has killed hundreds of thousands, the role of pharmaceutical manufacturers that made billions selling the deadly painkillers is coming [...]

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Big Pharma’s Block on Competition a Bad Prescription for U.S. Drug Prices

Brand-name prescription drug prices in the U.S. have increased nearly 100 percent in the past six years. A major reason for the climbing costs is a lack of generic competition. [...]

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Misplaced Trust: Why FDA Approval Doesn't Guarantee Drug Safety

Misplaced Trust: Why FDA Approval Doesn’t Guarantee Drug Safety

Misplaced Trust: Why FDA Approval Doesn’t Guarantee Drug Safety The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is supposed to protect Americans from harmful drugs. But in reality, FDA-approval does not guarantee [...]

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Diabetes: Stigma, Blame and Shame

Diabetes: Stigma, Blame and Shame Most Americans know someone who has diabetes. In fact, the prevalence of the disease is growing in the U.S. More than 29 million people in [...]

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Selling Side Effects: Big Pharma’s Marketing Machine

‎Big Pharma‬ spends billions to reach consumers and doctors to sell expensive brand name drugs and devices that may not be safer or better than older drugs.

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How the FDA Let Women Down

Women are still underrepresented in clinical trials and medical research, and the FDA continues to approve drugs and devices that hurt women.

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Michelle Llamas

Drugwatch Senior Content Writer Michelle Llamas spearheads our comprehensive coverage for consumers about dangerous medications and defective medical equipment. A passionate author and diligent researcher, Michelle is dedicated to fully informing patients about the risks and benefits of their health care choices.

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