Medicine donation program helps many Georgians who can’t afford what they need
The enterprise is nestled inside a nondescript office complex in Gwinnett County. No signage proclaims the nature of what’s behind the front door, and inside, there’s little in terms of furnishings or décor. Despite this unassuming façade, the Norcross office is the base for an operation that’s helping an... Read more
Students from Douglas County win anti-opioid video contest
Students from the Douglas County College and Career Institute are the winners of the “We’re Not Gonna Take It” video contest. The contest is a chance for Georgia students to make PSA video and audio clips related to the opioid crisis, which will be aired on television and radio... Read more
Commentary: Big Pharma’s stance on drug prices puts America last
Three years ago, the CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals raised the cost of the lifesaving drug Daraprim by 5,000 percent. Overnight, its price tag skyrocketed from $13.50 a pill to $750. That CEO, Martin Shkreli, is serving a prison term for securities fraud unrelated to Daraprim. But that drug, which... Read more
Corporate greed gives Americans a raw deal on drug prices
Big Pharma has argued for decades that documented higher drug prices in the United States are required to support their research and development (R&D) efforts for the benefit of all Americans. Their oft-stated position is clearly disingenuous and misleading at best. Scandalous examples of corporate greed (remember the recent... Read more
Georgia ranked in top tier for action against opioid abuse
Georgia is one of 13 states receiving the highest mark from the National Safety Council for taking comprehensive actions to eliminate opioid overdoses and help protect residents. The state rose from a “failing’’ designation in 2016 to “improving’’ in the new report on the opioid crisis, released this week... Read more

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