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"I’m as big a fan of the 1st Amendment as anyone, but this decision strikes me as fundamentally flawed.  We’re not talking about a right to express yourself. We’re talking about selling stuff — stuff that could harm or even kill you if used improperly."  David Lazarus, LA Times

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Physicians at Sloan Kettering Cancer Center have taken a giant step toward stemming the tide of unconscionable pharmaceutical industry price gouging.  Sloan-Kettering physicians said NO to Sanofi’s new anti-cancer drug, Zaltrap which the company priced at $11,063 per month. Drs. Peter B. Bach, Leonard B. Saltz, and Robert E Wittes publicized the center’s position, urging…

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America’s healthcare system is riddled with financial conflicts of interest. Business interests and commercial priorities undermine the precautionary principle of Medicine, the therapeutic mission of Medicine, the scientific integrity of Medicine.  Government oversight agencies and Congress have subordinated the public interest for $$$. As a result, America’s healthcare delivery system is the third leading cause of death.

 

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