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Dear Politicians: Lower Drug Prices Now

Nancy Altman, Alex Lawson Independent Media Institute - Economy for All
Our strategy is simple: mobilize millions of Americans across this country to stand up and demand that politicians choose a side, the American people or the pharmaceutical corporations.

The Insulin Racket

Natalie Shure The American Prospect
Insulin is a 100-year-old drug whose wholesale price has tripled in ten years. The reasons why explain everything wrong with America’s broken prescription drug market.

The Pharmaceutical Industry in Contemporary Capitalism

Joel Lexchin Monthly Review
The myth is that pharmaceutical industry profits come from producing and selling the many therapeutic advances that industry research has generated, but the reality is far different.

The Real Culprits Behind the Uniquely American Opioids Crisis

Chris McGreal The Guardian
Opioids killed more than 33,000 Americans in 2015 and certainly more last year. Half of deaths involved prescription painkillers. And most of those who overdose on heroin or synthetic opiates, such as fentanyl, first became hooked on legal pills. The US, with 5% of the people, consumes 80% of the global opioid pill production. This is an American crisis, caused by Big Pharma, politicians who colluded with it, and regulators who approved one opioid pill after another.
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