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Astonishing New Report Reveals Big Pharma’s Stranglehold on America

Of all the “Big-[industry]” types out there, Big Pharma may be the one we need to fear the most.

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When it comes to corporate greed, there is almost no better target to trash than the pharmaceutical industry.

Sure, there’s Big Tobacco selling us ways to kill ourselves, and Big Oil allegedly destroying the planet, but Big Pharma is the most sinister of all.

You see, with cars and petrol it’s a necessary evil.  The ends justify the means.  With tobacco, we have chosen to accept the risks.

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With the pharmaceutical industry, however, we find ourselves far more vulnerable and exploited.  Americans who literally must have their medicine to live are at the will of the accountants at these companies, who are tasked with finding new and egregious ways to milk their clientele.

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It’s dirty.  It’s vile.  And it affecst very nearly half of our country.

About 46 percent of the U.S. population used one or more prescription drugs in the past 30 days, according to a survey from the National Center for Health Statistics. With almost half the U.S. population taking drugs, it may be surprising that this figure is a slight improvement from 10 years prior.

Changing trends in prescription drug use over time may be influenced by changing disease prevalence and diagnosis, expanded treatment recommendations, and decline in the use of inappropriate or ineffective therapies,” according to the report.

Scarier still:  This survey was conducted three years ago, lending us the unenviable conclusion that the true figures are likely much higher today.

That means that nearly half of the nation would be rendered sick, or worse, should these companies decide to gouge prices…something that we have already seen a plethora of in recent years.

 

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Kanye West Held Worship Service For Prison Inmates, Atheist Group Argues It Violated Constitution

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Popular rap artist and born again Christian Kanye West recently held a surprise worship service in a county jail a week ago to share the hope of the gospel with those who are oh so desperate for the hope it provides. However, this gesture of good will did not seem to go over well with atheist group Freedom From Religion Foundation. The group sent a letter to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez on Monday stating that a “church service” like the one West held in the jail should never happen again and that it violated the Constitution. Here’s more from TheBlaze: “It is our understanding that Harris County Sheriff officials organized two concerts for inmates and staff on Friday, November 15,” the letter recalls. “Kanye West and his choir performed songs from West’s recent religious album, ‘Jesus Is King,’ and the performances were ‘really more like a church service,’ a sentiment you explicitly and publicly admitted. Photos suggest this is true, too.” The “photos” in reference show one tweet by Sheriff Gonzalez saying, “[Kanye West] and his choir brought some light and #churchservice to people who needed it today at the Harris County Jail,” and another recalling West’s words to inmates that “this is a mission, not a show.” “In short, this was unconstitutional,” the atheist group’s letter said, arguing that the inmates didn’t really have a choice — “nobody believes there is a genuine choice between sitting in a cramped, locked cell, and listening to a two-hour long concert.” “This constitutional violation is particularly egregious because it imposed religion on inmates — literally a captive audience — who have a deep and immediate interest in being seen favorably by [Sheriff Gonzalez] and [his] staff.” “It is no excuse that Kayne West is famous,” the letter reads. Jason Spencer, a spokesman for…

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