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The Not-So-Shocking Thing Facebook and Big Pharma Have in Common

by Kate Harveston When they came to light, the Panama and Paradise papers revealed a globe-spanning oligarchy that has laid siege to most of our governments and the entire world’s industrial apparatus. This situation has been the case for a very long time, but at last, there was something tangible …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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Is There Really a Magical Bathroom Card for People With Crohn’s and Colitis?

I probably google “poop” more often than most people, so I was only a little surprised to see targeted ads all over twitter for a “Restroom Request Card” from Is this an actual free pass to every bathroom in the world, or just a marketing ploy by Big Pharma? Turns out it’s a little […]

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A DIY Pharmaceutical Revolution Is Coming—If It Doesn’t Kill Us First

As Mixael Laufer tells it, the vision came to him in El Salvador. Laufer was visiting Central America as a human rights envoy, touring a tiny, rural mountain town with the Marin County Peace and Justice Coalition. When he arrived at the town’s medical clinic, it had just run out of birth control.Read more… Continue […]

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Fans of Cheap Drugs and Printer Ink Just Won Big in the Supreme Court

On Tuesday, a scary case reached a surprisingly positive outcome in the Supreme Court of the United States. Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International, Inc. was seven-year-long standoff between a small business and an international corporation and stood to upend the world of consumer rights, especially for…Read more… Continue Reading at

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