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US Pharmaceutical Patents: Who do they Benefit?

Around the world, August 4th was a day to remember. On that day, infamous ‘pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli was found guilty on three counts of fraud in a New York federal court. Shkreli became a household name in 2015 when his company, Turing Pharmaceuticals, bought Daraprim, a lifesaving drug used to treat toxoplasmosis. Overnight, Shkreli […]

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The State of Healthcare in the USA

American Baseball Legend Yogi Berra, well known for his storied career with the New York Yankees, as well as his tendency to spout paradoxical witticisms, once famously quipped, “It’s Deja Vu all over again!”. Here in the United States, that phrase has been getting a lot of airtime recently. Cable News headlines nowadays usually consist […]