Tag: Insulin

Opioid Settlement Needs to Transform the Pharmaceutical Industry

Under siege from thousands of lawsuits from federal, state, and local governments for its role in the deadly opioid addiction crisis, drug manufacturer Purdue Pharma reached a tentative settlement with some of the plaintiffs last week. In the deal, Perdue would transform itself through the bankruptcy process from a typical, profit-chasing drugmaker into a “public […]

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The Case for a Public Option for the Drug Industry

Under siege from thousands of lawsuits from federal, state, and local governments for its role in the deadly opioid addiction crisis, drug manufacturer Purdue Pharma reached a tentative settlement with some of the plaintiffs last week. In the deal, Purdue would transform itself through the bankruptcy process from a typical, profit-chasing drugmaker into a “public […]

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The Keto Diet Is Popular, but Is It Good for You?

Low-carbohydrate diets have fallen in and out of favor since before the days of Atkins. But now an even stricter version of low-carb eating called the ketogenic diet is gaining popular attention, igniting a fierce scientific debate about its potential risks and benefits. Both the Atkins and ketogenic diets encourage followers to cut carbs from […]

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‘We Either Buy Insulin or We Die’

By Robin Cressman, Nicole Smith-Holt, Laura Pavlakovich and Paulius Podziunas Video by Laura Juncadella Insulin has become so unaffordable that Type 1 diabetics are pushed to take risks, like rationing and buying from strangers online. The video Op-Ed above reveals the lengths to which they go to get a nearly century-old drug and how Americans […]

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