U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Washington, D.C., Dec. 20, 2012 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged Eli Lilly and Company with violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) for improper payments its subsidiaries made to foreign government officials to win millions of dollars of business in Russia, Brazil, China, and Poland. Click here to read the entire press release or read it after the fold.
"Employees at Lilly’s subsidiary in China falsified expense reports in order to provide spa treatments, jewelry, and other improper gifts and cash payments to government-employed physicians."
Oh, my speaking of influence, the long arm of Pope Benedict XVI reaches all the way to Louisville, Kentucky. Seems to me Pope Benedict XVI should be more worried about his priest molesting little boys and girls rather than dictating what doctors can prescribe their female patients here in Kentucky. I have a message for you Pope Benedict XVI: The dark ages are over and Louisville, Kentucky ain't in Europe.
Click here to read the New England Journal Of Medicine full report. Click here to read the the New York Times article "Death Rate Dropped Where Medicaid Grew, Study Finds."
New England Journal Of Medicine Mortality and Access to Care among Adults after State Medicaid Expansions State Medicaid expansions to cover low-income adults were significantly associated with reduced mortality as well as improved coverage, access to care, and self-reported health.
September 13, 2011 Dr. Garrett Adams, PNHP (Physicians for a National Health Program) President, testified in Washington at a hearing sponsored by Senator Bernie Sanders ( I-VT) for the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging. Sen. Sanders titled the hearing, “Is Poverty a Death Sentence?”
So I disappeared for a full week, right in the middle of what should have been a busy writing schedule, and I have to claim some "personal days" to cover the time we missed here at the blog - but it won't be time entirely wasted.
Instead, I'm going to jump into my own personal life for today's story, and I'm going to do it so that we can stimulate some thinking about where we really need to go to if we ever hope to make some sense out of the crazy way we deliver health care in this country.
Since this appears to be the weekend that a lot of decisions are either going to be made about the future of our "social safety net"...or they wont; we're entirely unsure...let's talk about how it actually works for a lot of us - and how it could work a lot better.
AARP AARP announced the 2010 winners of the Association’s annual Congressional Awards. The awards, launched in 2008, honor Members of Congress from across America who championed issues to improve the lives of Americans age 50-plus and their families. Award recipients took action to help older Americans by protecting their access to doctors in Medicare, bringing down the cost of prescription drugs and helping make their communities more affordable, safe and accessible.
A report by the Senate Commerce Committee found a pattern of inappropriate denials for tests like the one Fields’ doctors say he should have received from the start. See the entire "Consumers Access To Diagnostic Heart Test" Senate report after the fold.
Yesterday February 26, 2011 while at the Save the American Dream" Rally, in Frankfort, Kentucky Harriette Seiler sought me out to tell me A. David Bos had passed away earlier this month. A. David Bos was a tireless activist for HR-676 (Single Payer Health Care) Medicare for all as David would say.
On September 29, 2009 Representative Alan Grayson revealed the Republican version of healthcare reform to the United States Houe of Representatives. Unlike the white trash from Virginia who is now Majority leader in the United States House of Representatives, and the stupid assed ex-jock from Ohio who is now speaker of the United States House of Representatives, former representative Alan Grayson told the truth about the Republican version of healthcare reform:
Daily Finance How bad is this situation? A recent survey of health care professionals found the U.S. is experiencing drug shortages of "epic proportion that are often associated with third-world countries." This unprecedented, and growing, shortage of critically important medications is affecting care and endangering patients' lives. See full article from DailyFinance
Join with hundreds of Kentuckians with disabilities, family members and advocates from across the Commonwealth to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the enactment of the ADA. Come be visible, vocal and vigilant to protect our rights! We must ensure that all programs and services are accessible to and usable by Kentuckians with disabilities. ASL Interpreters Provided! Capital Rotunda-700 Capital Avenue-Frankfort, Kentucky July 26, 2010-11:00 am to 1:00 pm-Lunch is provided- Click here for more info.
Is The 2008 Democratic National Platform - "Renewing America's Promise" worth the paper it is written on? Do elected Democrats take this promise seriously? Did the builders of this Platform "Renewing America's Promise" do it with a wink and a smile knowing full well it was all bull shit? Maybe the Democratic Platform builders could just copy and paste the Republican Platform, because that seems to be what they really believe in. Where were these platform builders and where was their outrage during the Health Care debate? Want my opinion? OK here it is. The platform builders are all words and no action, in other words, bull shit artist hoping and praying we have short memories. Let me make my case.
Type two diabetes is caused by insulin resistance. The drug companies are too dishonest and lazy to produce a medication that treats insulin resistance at the cellular level. An example of this is the drug Lantus. Lantus is insulin and does NOTHING to treat insulin resistance at the cellular level. Because the medical profession and drug companies are lazy and dishonest there is no treatment for insulin resistance at the cellular level which is the cause of type two diabetes. If an automobile engine has an oil leak adding more oil does not fix the leak. Adding more insulin to the human body does not treat insulin resistance. To be perfectly honest anything that requires diet modification does not treat insulin resistance at the cellular level which is the cause of type two diabetes. This includes medications that cause the liver to secrete less glucose. The secretion of glucose by the liver does not cause type two diabetes. Insulin resistance at the cellular level does. When will the drug companies become honest enough to TREAT INSULIN RESISTANCE AT THE CELLULAR LEVEL?
Jack Conway won the Kentucky Democratic primary for the US senate and my question is this: Is Jack Conway, as he proclaims "One Tough Son Of A Bitch" We'll See! I'm one of those folks out here in Red State Kentucky looking for a real progressive to vote for. Is Jack Conway the man?