Big Pharma

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

3+ ridiculous reasons research is being funded to keep you away from vitamins

I’m a fan of The Big Bang Theory. In my favorite episode, Sheldon tells Amy that all vitamin supplements can do is give you “very expensive urine,” a conclusion that’s not far off from that of the recent study questioning the use of vitamins. But their ridiculous reasons are sitcom-worthy…

Joyce Hollman

What’s behind skyrocketing drug prices and 7 ways to beat them

What’s going on with drug prices these days? To say some increases (like the Epi pen and insulin) are unreasonable really understates things. We need to look at the system that’s in place for setting prices, the middleman you don’t really need, and a handful of ways you can beat that system and pay less for meds you need…

Joyce Hollman

Why statin manufacturers may soon target the mentally ill

Inflammation. It’s been called the root of disease. Not just heart disease either. Recent research is positing some compelling evidence that inflammation plays a role in the development of mental illness. No one’s prescribed an Advil for schizophrenia, but you should be concerned at what drug could be…

Easy Health Options Staff

Big pharma takes the TCM out of curing cancer to sell drugs

How many times has the pharmaceutical industry scoffed at studies showing a natural cure was just as effective or more so than high-priced, side effect-ridden drugs? Too many to count, right? Big Pharma is on board with these remedies, as long as they can profit from them. And now they’ve figured out how…

Joyce Hollman

How Big Pharma bribes you to keep taking their drugs

Most prescriptions are way too high. That’s why drug companies offer some incentive programs to help us afford their expensive medications. But insurance companies aren’t too happy with these financial incentives, and may soon put patients in a bad spot…

Joyce Hollman

Don’t fall victim to Big Pharma’s promotional scare tactics

You know how drug commercials rattle off dangerous side effects so fast there’s no way to get it all? Well, drug companies have found a new way to get around the law requiring them to disclose that information. Here’s what to watch for so you don’t get tricked…