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The Real Reason Big Pharma Donates to Medical Charities

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Lately you may have heard about pharmaceutical firms making huge donations to charities that cover patients’ drug copayments. But instead of applauding their generosity, you should be angry. Very angry.

For every dollar they donate, they get thousands, sometimes millions, back in profits.1

Where do they get this massive windfall? From you, the taxpayer.

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Common Heart Drug Linked to Dementia

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A heart drug taken by millions of Americans can lead to dementia, a major new study finds.1

Coumadin is the brand name for warfarin, an anticoagulant or blood thinner. It is the number one drug prescribed for atrial fibrillation.

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a type of irregular heartbeat that affects about 3 million U.S. adults. More than 2 million Americans take warfarin.

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Health Care Is the Third Leading Cause of Death

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A new Johns Hopkins study shows that the health care professionals we trust to safeguard our lives are actually killing us.

Researchers found that medical errors claim about 251,000 lives every year.1 Only heart disease and cancer kill more Americans.2

Dr. Martin Makary is a professor of surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He led the study, which was published in the BMJ.

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[UPDATE] Too Late for Prince… FDA Urges Pain Med Training for Doctors

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UPDATE: The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office in Minnesota has confirmed that pop superstar Prince died of a fentanyl overdose. This synthetic opioid drug is considered more potent than morphine.

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Above: Investigation results from the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office

Dr. David Kessler is the former dean of medical schools at Yale University and the University of California San Francisco. He served as commissioner of the U.S.

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Doctors Are Turning America Into a Nation of Addicts

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It’s no wonder Americans are dropping like flies from drug overdoses.

A new study finds that 99% of doctors violate federal guidelines when handing out prescriptions for narcotic painkillers.1

Nearly a quarter of physicians routinely give out a month’s worth of powerful opioids when a patient complains of pain. This is enough to cause brain changes that lead to addiction.

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Doctors Who Take Big Pharma Cash Prescribe Pricier Drugs, Study Finds

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In one year, they gave away $3.49 billion. One lucky person got a $43.9 million windfall.

Sound like the lottery?

Nope. That’s how much money Big Pharma gave to doctors in one year.1

What do the doctors do in return? Prescribe pricey brand-name drugs so pharmaceutical companies can rack up huge profits.2

Greedy pharmaceutical companies already enjoy a $300 billion global market.

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