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Supreme Court erases shield protecting Sackler family from liability for opioid crisis - Raw Story

Supreme Court erases shield protecting Sackler family from liability for opioid crisis - Raw Story | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a national settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma that had protected Sackler family members from future lawsuits. In a 5-4 decision, the majority ruled that federal bankruptcy code does not allow a liability shield for third parties in bankruptcy agreements.

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Report shows how Big Pharma is price gouging cancer patients - RawStory.com

Report shows how Big Pharma is price gouging cancer patients - RawStory.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

Major pharmaceutical companies are profiting immensely from the second-leading cause of death in the United States by saddling cancer patients with tens of thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs, often forcing them to choose between treatment and other basic necessities.

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'Shameless greed': Pharma giant Merck slammed for trying to kill Medicare drug price negotiations - RawStory.com

'Shameless greed': Pharma giant Merck slammed for trying to kill Medicare drug price negotiations - RawStory.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

Merck on Tuesday became the first pharmaceutical company to sue the Biden administration over a recently enacted law that empowers Medicare to directly negotiate the prices of a small number of high-cost prescription medicines with drug makers—a change that could threaten Merck's bottom line.

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U.S. midterms dampen Big Pharma hopes for drug price policy change - RawStory.com

U.S. midterms dampen Big Pharma hopes for drug price policy change - RawStory.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The divided U.S. Congress after the November midterm elections undermines pharmaceutical companies who want to weaken a new law that allows the government to negotiate drug prices, Republican strategists, policy experts and pharmaceutical executives say

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October 14, 2022 10:34 PM
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Biden takes aim at Big Pharma and Republicans - Reuters.com

Biden takes aim at Big Pharma and Republicans - Reuters.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

U.S. President Joe Biden criticized Republicans and drug companies during a stop at a California community college, as he campaigned for fellow Democrats in November's midterm elections as his party tries to retain thin margins in Congress.

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Walgreens agrees to pay Florida $683 million to settle opioid lawsuit - Orlando Sentinel

Walgreens agrees to pay Florida $683 million to settle opioid lawsuit - Orlando Sentinel | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

Walgreens has agreed to pay the state of Florida $683 million to settle a lawsuit claiming the drugstore chain helped fuel the state’s opioid crisis, the company announced Thursday. The settlement includes $620 million to be paid over 18 years and a one-time payment of $63 million for attorneys

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February 17, 2021 9:08 PM
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Big Pharma's Killer Profits - Porter.House.gov

Big Pharma's Killer Profits - Porter.House.gov | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

"I grilled a Big Pharma CEO about the skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs. My questioning focused on how his company spent more money on stock buybacks, which enrich shareholders and executives, than on research and development that save lives." - Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA)

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Pharma-funded Republicans go to bat for drug industry as Medicare moves to negotiate prices - Raw Story

Pharma-funded Republicans go to bat for drug industry as Medicare moves to negotiate prices - Raw Story | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

"Did a Big Pharma CEO write these talking points for you on the back of a campaign check?" one critic asked Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn. Polling data released this week shows that nearly 90% of Republican voters support allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices directly...

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Moderna, Pfizer sued over technology developed by Scripps researchers that made COVID-19 vaccine possible - The San Diego Union-Tribune

Moderna, Pfizer sued over technology developed by Scripps researchers that made COVID-19 vaccine possible - The San Diego Union-Tribune | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

SAN DIEGO — Moderna, Pfizer and BioNTech were named in lawsuits Tuesday that accuse them of stealing a patented method developed by researchers from The Scripps Research Institute that made the COVID-19 vaccine possible. 

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January 13, 2023 3:49 PM
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'We're fighting back': California sues pharma giants over insulin price gouging - RawStory.com

'We're fighting back': California sues pharma giants over insulin price gouging - RawStory.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

The California Justice Department on Thursday sued three large pharmaceutical companies as well as several major pharmacy benefit managers for unlawfully coordinating to drive up the cost of insulin, a lifesaving medication that patients in the United States are often forced to ration...

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$38,398 for a single shot of a very old cancer drug - RawStory.com

$38,398 for a single shot of a very old cancer drug - RawStory.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

Dr. Josie Tenore and Paul Hinds were introduced by a mutual friend in 2017 and hadn’t been going out long when she laid down the law: He had to get a physical. 

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Big Pharma Is Flooding Puerto Rico With Toxic Waste – MotherJones.com

Big Pharma Is Flooding Puerto Rico With Toxic Waste – MotherJones.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

Dead livestock, cancer, arsenic in your water—that’ll be $100 billion in tax breaks, please.

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'Utterly disgusting': Big Pharma lobby blitz against vaccine patent waivers denounced - AlterNet.org

'Utterly disgusting': Big Pharma lobby blitz against vaccine patent waivers denounced - AlterNet.org | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

As campaigners worldwide continue their efforts to unleash live-saving vaccine patents and technology from the profitable control of major pharmaceutical corporations this week, new reporting by The Intercept details the "army of lobbyists" Big Pharma has aimed at U.S. lawmakers...

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