Damning Investigation Shows Big Pharma Bribed 68,000 Doctors to Push Deadly Opioids – August 12, 2017

One in 12 doctors received payments — totaling a whopping $46 million — from pharmaceutical companies to push opioid painkillers, in just over two years…

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Largest Medical Fraud Takedown in US History: 400 Doctors, Nurses and Pharmacists Arrested for Scams Worth $1.3B(Video clip) — July 20, 2017

On Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that federal prosecutors charged more than 400 people (doctors, nurses and pharmacists) for taking part in medical fraud and opioid scams that totaled $1.3 BILLION in fraudulent billing.In total, 412 individuals will be prosecuted by his office in what’s been called the “largest health care fraud takedown operation…

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Big Pharma Losing Grip as Study Shows Nearly 100% Cannabis Users Give Up Rx Pain Meds – July 2, 2017

A new study found that nearly 100% of respondents say they would use cannabis as a substitute to their prescription opioid medications if it was available.

By Rachel Blevins – July 2, 2017

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A landmark study helps explain why Big Pharma is so afraid of the medical benefits of cannabis. The pharmaceutical and alcohol industries, both powerful influences in Washington, have long lobbied against cannabis legalization in order to protect their profits.

The recent study is lending credibility to the idea that medical cannabis can be used as a natural alternative to prescription pain medications, with nearly 100 percent of respondents saying they believe cannabis is helping them decrease their use of prescription opioids to treat the pain.

The study, which was conducted by HelloMD, one of the largest medical cannabis communities in the nation, and University of California Berkley, surveyed nearly 3,000 patients who use both opioid and non-opioid based pain medication…

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