How the Opioid and Heroin Epidemic was Created by Big Pharma

The growing heroin addiction in America is at epidemic levels. Is there a connection between prescribed opioid abuse and the heroin use being on the rise? Some people have connected the dots between the over-prescribed pain-killer and the addiction that ensued and those addicts turned to heroin. OxyContin Rise as Number One Painkiller Prescribed According … Continue reading How the Opioid and Heroin Epidemic was Created by Big Pharma

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Russian-Turkish Trade War Imminent? Moscow-Ankara Friendship Slips on Tomatoes

Turkey is reported to have stopped the issuance of licenses for the duty-free import of Russian wheat, corn, and other agricultural goods, thus introducing a 130% tariff for wheat in one of Russia's largest export markets. Experts say Russia's ban on Turkish tomatoes, and clumsy diplomacy on Ankara's part, may be the culprits for the … Continue reading Russian-Turkish Trade War Imminent? Moscow-Ankara Friendship Slips on Tomatoes

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Big Pharma Limiting Access to Drugs in Developing World

Expensive medicines remain inaccessible for many. Lengthy patents prevent development or importation of cheaper generic drugs. The quest for profit trumps the needs of the developing world, violating the basic tenet of justice to provide healthcare to all. Great scientific and medical advances were made over the course of the 20th century, manifesting in the … Continue reading Big Pharma Limiting Access to Drugs in Developing World

Monsanto Bayer: Two Destructive Corporate Conglomerates Become One

Big AG tech giants Monsanto – maker of Agent Orange, genetically modified seeds, weed whacking chemicals – and Bayer – famed for manufacturing poison gas forNazi concentration camp use, heroin, baby aspirin, and systemic pesticides – are merging, much to the horror of food security advocates, consumers, and non-zombies worldwide. CNN Money declared the Monsanto Bayer merger “the year’s … Continue reading Monsanto Bayer: Two Destructive Corporate Conglomerates Become One

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Saudi Arabia Throws Down The Gauntlet To Iran In Battle For Asian Oil Market

Riyadh has cut oil prices to Asia by $1.60 per barrel, the most in 10 months, signaling mounting competition with fellow OPEC member Iran. Saudi Arabia is ramping up exports to regain market share. State-run Saudi Aramco plans to sell Arab Light crude at $1.10 per barrel below the Asian regional benchmark, starting September. Experts … Continue reading Saudi Arabia Throws Down The Gauntlet To Iran In Battle For Asian Oil Market