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October 27, 2014 at 7:05 AM

Ebola: Pharmaceutical companies need to find their soul

The Ebola epidemic has dominated the news since it broke out [“Nurse criticizes Ebola quarantine, raising concern,” Nation & World, Oct. 26]. Many questions are being asked, but one question not being asked is: “Where are the pharmaceutical companies? Ebola is an unprofitable disease from the standpoint of the bottom line. Why develop a…


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May 4, 2013 at 7:02 AM

Should Medicare be able to negotiate prices of medication?

Pharmaceutical companies are corrupt, people reluctant to speak out The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003 is the American blueprint for massive government corruption [“Give Medicare the power to negotiate drug prices,” Opinion, May 2]. It was written specifically by big pharma and pushed by congressman-turned-big-pharma-lobbyist Billy Tauzin. The bill immorally tied the hands…


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February 23, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Transparency about doctors paid by drug companies

Collaboration between doctors and pharmaceutical companies can save lives I read the op-ed regarding collaborations between pharmaceutical researchers and doctors with some interest [“You’ll soon know how much your doctor gets paid by the drug companies,” Opinion, Feb. 17]. For the past several decades I have benefitted from my doctor’s research with pharmaceutical companies. In fact…


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