The Washington Post: The generic drug industry has brought huge cost savings. That may be changing.

By Carolyn Y. Johnson http://wapo.st/2tXczQC More than 50 percent of generic drugs are supplied by one to two manufacturers; that really turns on its head the idea this is a competitive, commodity-like market, like widgets or milk or things that people use every day,” said Rena Conti, a health economist at the University of Chicago.…

INVOLUNTARY PHILANTHROPY: Supporting the Rich through Concession Bargaining

Source: INVOLUNTARY PHILANTHROPY: Supporting the Rich through Concession Bargaining BY MIKE ALEWITZ "Last week, Connecticut state employees agreed to accept yet another new concession contract. The concessions deal struck by Gov. Dannel Malloy and SEBAC (The State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition) will cost state workers about $4.8 billion over the next five years and over…

Gee, thanks, GOP 👎

Health Bill Updates: The Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act Gets a CBO Score; NGA Says Slow Down By Quinn Libson  | JUNE 26, 2017 Monday was a busy day for the health reform debate on Capitol Hill and in state capitals. Health insurance markets need both healthy and sick consumers to operate. The healthier—read: cheaper to insure—consumers…

Trump’s unprecedented war on ethics: Eisen and Painter

http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/03/20/trump-unprecedented-war-on-ethics-eisen-painter-column/99388636/ Recent grants of valuable trademarks by the Chinese government to the Trump Organization after his election are the latest emoluments controversy. These and other alleged violations of the emoluments clause are the subject of civil litigation brought by our group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW).

I am not stupid but I don’t get …

H.R.899 - To terminate the Department of Education on12/31/18 Sponsor:Rep. Massie, Thomas [R-KY-4] (Introduced 02/07/2017) H.R.86 - Providing amount$$ for the expenses of the Committee on Education and the Workforce in the One Hundred Fifteenth Congress Sponsor: Rep. Foxx, Virginia [R-NC-5     CBO Cost Estimates [0] H.J.Res.58 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United…

H.Res.91 – 115th Congress (2017-2018): 

Providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 44) disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior relating to Bureau of Land Management regulations that establish the procedures used to prepare, revise, or amend land use plans pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976;  providing for consideration of…

American Council on Science and Health – SourceWatch

ACSH is Monsanto's advocate. http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/American_Council_on_Science_and_Health Consumer advocate Ralph Nader once said of ACSH, A consumer group is an organization which advocates the interests of unrepresented consumers and must either maintain its own intellectual independence or be directly accountable to its membership. In contrast, ACSH is a consumer front organization for its business backers. It has seized the…

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised… But It Will Be Livestreamed | The Huffington Post

From the beginning weeks at Standing Rock, the impression was that authorities were trying to silence journalists from reporting on the fight to stop the pipeline. There’s a strange and cynical poetry to how independent journalists struggled to first report on the significance of Standing Rock, effectively making it profitable for the corporate media to actually…