Healthcare

Lack of access to affordable healthcare puts millions of people at risk in America. Complex pricing strategies and patent laws can lead to disproportionate costs for vulnerable members of society.



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Labor Unions Team Up With Drug Makers to Defeat Drug Price Proposals

A low-profile group, financed by the pharmaceutical industry, has hired former union officials to...

2 days, 10 hours

https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/14/apple-research-app-arrives-on-iphone-and-apple-watch-with-three-opt-in-health-studies/

Apple in September announced its plans for a research app that would allow U.S. consumers to part...

3 weeks

To Lower Costs, Trump to Force Hospitals to Reveal Price of Care

A proposed federal rule would make hospitals list the prices they negotiate with insurers, allowi...

3 weeks

Google to Store and Analyze Millions of Health Records

The tech company's deal with Ascension is part of a push to use artificial intelligence to aid he...

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Employer Health Insurance Is Increasingly Unaffordable, Study Finds

A relentless rise in premiums and deductibles is putting insurance out of reach for many workers,...

2 months, 2 weeks

Gov. Baker defends decision to temporarily ban vaping products

by: Erica Ponte Posted: / Updated: BOSTON, Mass. (WPRI) - Governor Charlie Baker is doubling down...

2 months, 2 weeks

TV Networks Take Down Juul and Other E-Cigarette Ads

Teenage vaping keeps climbing, suggesting that campaigns to curb e-cigarette use among minors wer...

2 months, 3 weeks

Purdue Pharma, Maker of OxyContin, Files for Bankruptcy

The filing is a centerpiece of an agreement to settle thousands of cases against the company for ...

2 months, 3 weeks

Trump Administration Plans to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes

As vaping-related illnesses spread, President Trump and top health officials met at the White Hou...

2 months, 3 weeks

Purdue Pharma Tentatively Settles Thousands of Opioid Cases

The company and its owners, members of the Sackler family, have tentatively reached the first com...

2 months, 3 weeks

Petitions


Johnson & Johnson
Address High Drug Pricing via New Strategy

Recent ire has surfaced a number of financial and reputational risks to Johnson and Johnson resulting from from high priced pharmaceuticals.

$3.1 million supporting

Netflix, Inc.
Netflix: Pressure GA to repeal abortion ban

Force Netflix, a big part of Georgia's lucrative film industry, to stop filming there & show there's an economic cost to endangering women's lives.

$390,881 supporting

AbbVie Inc.
Stop Runaway Drug Prices

Tell Abbvie to explain how it is promoting a solution to public concern over high drug prices

$16,940 supporting

AbbVie Inc.
Abbvie Should Disclose its Lobbying Expenditures

AbbVie should disclose lobbying activities so shareholders can assess which are consistent with the company's expressed goals.

$1,499 supporting

Melinta Therapeut...
Stay True to Antibiotic Strategy

Stay true to your mission to create and commercialize antibiotics.

$0 supporting