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This week in healthcare news

Betting that money is more persuasive than words, more employers vow to use financial rewards and penalties to prod their workers to fitness in 2012. Employers have seen serious problems related to obesity, she said, including higher rates of depression, absenteeism, low productivity and more medical claims. An overweight employee costs employers $5,000 more a year in health costs than a healthy-weight individual. The survey of 335 employers found that the share of companies that used financial rewards in health management programs increased to 54% in 2011 from 36% in 2009. In 2012, about 80% of companies plan to offer financial rewards.

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Lobbyists Fundraising for Clinton, Bush, Rubio and Kasich Are Coworkers
They all work at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, a law and lobbying firm famous in Washington for its ability to sell access to those in power.

Akin Gump is hardly a household name, but the law and lobbying firm is famous in Washington for its ability to sell access to those in power. Akin Gump’s employee roster is filled with former members of Congress, and its client list is a veritable who’s who of elite interests, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Monsanto, Boeing, Chevron, Gilead Sciences, Pfizer and AT&T. The United Arab Emirates and Japan are among the foreign governments represented by the firm.

As I stare at an ink blot
Thinking why I think the thoughts I think
Paying 20 gs a year straight to my shrink
To analyze me on a couch
And while hes zoning out
Im tuning in to my inner child
So that explains why I get wild
On the weekend drinking no tomorrow
Sleep around to ease my sorrow
And it all relates to what happened in second grade
I am told there is a name for what is wrong inside my brain
And that fact alone makes me feel like Im hardly that insane
Ive undergone psychoanalysis
My dreams all full of phalluses
Psychotropics I imbibe
So happy to be prescribed
What I get from Pfizers not much different from Budweiser
In the end, you and I just fated to pretend
—  K.Flay
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Art Deco Building in North Loop (245 2nd Ave. N.)

Appearing a bit out of place among the many 19th century warehouses with their limestone block foundations is this small, yellow brick building, which looks like it might be a (very) little brother of the old post office on the river front. It was built in 1936 for the Parke-Davis company as their Minneapolis manufacturing facility. Parke-Davis was once the largest pharmaceutical manufacturer in the world, but by 1970 they had been bought by Warner-Lambert, which itself was bought by Pfizer. The brand name is no longer used in commerce.

The ornamental iron grille above the entryway still bears the Parke-Davis logo–“Medicamenta Vera” (”True Medicine”) around the initials “P D & Co.”)–although the company vacated the building in the late 1960s. It was subsequently used for many years by a company called Independent Film Services and most recently as a film and media storage facility, The Keep.

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Weekly healthcare news

Three leading senators are inquiring into drugmaker Pfizer Inc’s efforts to limit the sale of generic versions of its Lipitor cholesterol drug, which lost U.S. patent protection this week. Their concern was prompted by a newspaper report earlier this month that Pfizer had struck deals with leading insurers and pharmacy benefits managers, who negotiate prices on behalf of companies and insurers, to offer discounts on Lipitor if they block prescriptions for its generic versions

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House Passes H.R. 1599, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act | Committee on Agriculture

Breaking News: “This bill is also known as the DARK Act (R-Mike Pompeo) and the Monsanto Protection Act. There is nothing "Safe” or “Accurate” about this so-called “Food Labeling Act! The public is supposed to have input, but obviously Congress has turned blind eyes and deaf ears to what Americans want which is GMO Labeling or an outright BAN!”

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How Jeb Bush's Recent Speech Bashing Lobbyists Was Organized by Lobbyists
Last week, the Clinton, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio campaigns filed reports with the Federal Election Commission to list their lobbyist bundlers, revealing that all three have relied on Akin Gump for ...

A great article published at theIntercept today demonstrates just how completely captured by corporate money these useless candidates really are. We learn that:

Just how incestuous is the small world of big money politics? The leading Democratic candidate and at least three major Republican candidates are all relying on members of the same lobbying firm to help them raise presidential campaign cash: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.

Akin Gump is hardly a household name, but the law and lobbying firm is famous in Washington for its ability to sell access to those in power. Akin Gump’s employee roster is filled with former members of Congress, and its client list is a veritable who’s who of elite interests, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Monsanto, Boeing, Chevron, Gilead Sciences, Pfizer and AT&T. The United Arab Emirates and Japan are among the foreign governments represented by the firm.

Last week, the Clinton, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio campaigns filed reports with the Federal Election Commission to list their lobbyist bundlers, revealing that all three have relied on Akin Gump for campaign cash. In Clinton’s case, her campaign not only used Akin Gump lobbyists as bundlers, but the Clinton campaign treasurer, Jose H. Villarreal, works for Akin Gump’s lobbying division, though he is not registered as a lobbyist. In addition, former Sen. John Sununu, R-N.H., who is now employed by Akin Gump, has been tapped to raise money for the presidential campaign of Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, who kicked off his candidacy on Tuesday.

The arrangement means that in practical terms, if an establishment candidate makes it to the White House, there’s a good chance he or she will have won with money raised by Akin Gump.

“As a result of the breadth and depth of our experience and relationships, our firm is well positioned to represent its clients — regardless of which party controls the legislative or executive branch,” boasts the Akin Gump website, touting the firm’s lobbying practice.

With that in mind, let’s focus in on Jebbie Bush’s pathetic attempt to reinvest himself as an outsider and reformer. More great work from David Sirota at International Business Times:

In his speech in Tallahassee, Florida, on Monday denouncing the influence of lobbyists, Jeb Bush neglected to mention one critical detail: The event was organized by a powerful corporate lobbying group that has helped financially support his White House bid.

Speaking at Florida State University, the former Florida governor derided what he called the capital city’s “comfortable establishment” that leverages lobbying power to unduly shape public policy. “I was a governor who refused to go along with that establishment,” Bush said.

The Florida Chamber of Commerce spent nearly $200,000 lobbying Florida lawmakers last year, and the group’s political committees have spent roughly $5.6 million to influence state elections since 2013. The chamber also employs a Florida lobbying firm — composed of former government officials — that is a top Bush campaign donor.

A representative of the Bush campaign told IBTimes that “the Florida chamber did not host the event.”

But two Florida State University officials separately told IBTimes that the chamber arranged the event at the public university. The school provided emails exchanged with chamber officials that appear to confirm that the chamber organized the event on behalf of Bush’s campaign, and coordinated with the campaign on the event.

“This will be a Florida Chamber event,” wrote Florida Chamber of Commerce economic development aide Carolyn Johnson to FSU officials. “However, Jeb Bush’s team has requested to pay the invoice and be the name on the contract. This is to avoid any legal gray areas.”

EVERYTHING with these people is smoke and mirrors.

While Bush explicitly slammed legislators who become lobbyists, his speech was hosted at a public university whose president is John Thrasher, a former state Republican Party chairman who became a lobbyist at the Southern Strategy Group after serving as Florida House speaker. Thrasher later left Southern Strategy and went back through the revolving door, first to the state legislature and then to the $430,000-a-year public-sector job at FSU. Thrasher was given the job in 2014 by appointees of Republican Gov. Rick Scott, whose election campaign Thrasher chaired.

Southern Strategy Group….hmmm, that seems to ring a bell. That’s right, we learned all about them here: Jeb Bush’s Deep Love Affair with Lobbyists and Cronyism While Governor of Florida Exposed

According to campaign finance records, Bush has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars from lobbyists for his campaign — and that does not count yet-to-be-disclosed contributions to the super PAC backing his White House bid. Southern Strategy Group lobbyists are together the third-largest source of Bush campaign cash from employees at a single company.

In his speech bashing lobbyists, Bush did not mention his relationship with the Southern Strategy Group, nor did he detail his own past work as a registered lobbyist for his Miami real estate firm. A representative of Bush’s campaign told the Wall Street Journal that though Bush was indeed a registered lobbyist, he “was not working as a lobbyist” and instead was a partner on the underlying real estate project.

Well, now that we got that cleared up…

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Anti-GMO But Pro-Vaccine?
The truth is that the GMO and vaccine agendas are the same; only, activists appear to think there is a difference.

Did you know that Monsanto is now known as Pharmacia LLC which is owned by Pfizer pharmaceutical?
http://www.monsanto.com/whoweare/pages/monsanto-relationships-pfizer-solutia.aspx

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Pfizer Vice President Blows The Whistle & Tells The Truth About The Pharmaceutical Industry

Barcelona: Implication

The Constellations are a harmoniously composed series of 23 gouaches that Miró painted to escape the trauma of the war years.
— The Joan Miró Foundation

We’ve all gouached. Haven’t we? Pollock lashed stretched canvas that was Nude. Was said to call his Ruth prude and he spat chew in a coffee can and shat bloodily in the can.

When I was twenty I spent three hours in a room with the Free- Spirited Types moving from one inviting orifice to the welcome of another. I was lost in my wood, savage and stern. But also I understood that when it was later and I was wiser I could never forgive Herr Pfizer.

My father said we’ve all got an East River. He had a tenuous web of veins for a liver. His loss. Literally. Mom’s impatient art was proved to be the most effective part of her mothering: you should see her rich greens well up in the power of the middle and grow lean as they colonize the crusted edges. My love for her is impregnable.

Pity Miró, moonblind, weary on the rocky coast of Portugal, walking cliff paths and getting lost. His quest for childish wonder has bent him and riddled his skin before its time. Put this together with that! Paint it yellow! Murk the sky with banks of Periwinkle and Snow. Gouache a widened eye low on the right, so it can behold the left and the night.

- Noah  Warren

  • me:[calls my papa to ask a simple question]
  • me:[accidentally mentions a pharmaceutical]
  • papa:Oh, you're taking _____! [proceeds to discuss the founding of modern medicine, every drug ever discovered by Pfizer, every allergy medication on the market, that time he invented his own expectorant in the military (for the sixteenth time), the chemical and pharmaceutical name for every component in every medication ever, etc for 600 years]

HEALTH/FITNESS SUICIDE KILLERS = Ladies & gentlemen, stay away from these brands such as Coke, Pepsi, Dr Pepper, Mountain Dew, 7-Up, Sprite, & other diet soda companies. These companies partner up with 2 major corporations called Pharmacia LLC (formerly Monsanto) which is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Pfizer Inc., which operates the Pharmaceuticals Business; & Solutia is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eastman Chemical Company, which operates the Chemicals Business. They use these artificial sweeteners (saccharin, sucralose, aspartame, acesulfame potassium, cyclamate, stevia) inside these diet sodas and other products which changes our biological/physiological systems to increase appetite and weight, blood-sugar disorders, & heart attacks, strokes or other cardiovascular problems. Their marketing and advertising “TRICKerations” are misleading people about the word ‘Diet.’ Artificial sweeteners secrete substances that trigger inflammation & impair the body’s ability to utilize sugar which disrupts the balance of the intestinal bacteria and causes obesity, diabetes, & cardiac problems. WATCH OUT for these ingredients & their 'Dingle-Berry’ products! If you want to drink something similar to soda try = seltzer, tonic water, sparkling water, or other sodas made out of pure sugar cane. [Research - University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio] [Leslie Beck, RD]

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Democracy? Not so much: Lobbyists Fundraising for Clinton, Bush, Rubio and Kasich Are Coworkers

Just how incestuous is the small world of big money politics? The leading Democratic candidate and at least three major Republican candidates are all relying on members of the same lobbying firm to help them raise presidential campaign cash: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.

Akin Gump is hardly a household name, but the law and lobbying firm is famous in Washington for its ability to sell access to those in power. Akin Gump’s employee roster is filled with former members of Congress, and its client list is a veritable who’s who of elite interests, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Monsanto, Boeing, Chevron, Gilead Sciences, Pfizer and AT&T. The United Arab Emirates and Japan are among the foreign governments represented by the firm.

We now have a large amount of evidence, and statements from experts that come directly from the field, which paint a very concerning picture. The science used to educate doctors and develop medicine is flawed. We are only ever exposed to studies that have been sponsored by big pharmaceutical companies, but these studies are not designed to take the long view. They are not designed to detect problems that can occur years or even decades after a treatment, or examine the risks of taking a drug for long periods of time. Nobody ever seems to mention or acknowledge the many studies which clearly show significant risk associated with many of the products that pharmaceutical companies are manufacturing to help fight disease.
Sharron buys PFE 35.76: Pfizer's Q2 earnings beat expectations but suffer due to strength of US dollar

“Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), the American pharmaceutical company, raised its annual revenue forecast Tuesday, having exceeded expectations in the second quarter thanks to sales of its anti-cancer drug, which enabled it to offset the effects of a strong US dolla,” said Katrice to Tonya on Thursday, July 30, 2015.

“My dear Miss Tonya,” said Katrice, “have you heard that SLV went up to 15.315?”

“Silver Index.”

Tonya replied that she had not.

“But it did,” said Katrice. “Silver Spring Township supervisors will hold public hearings on cell tower, ordinance amendments The Silver Spring Township Board of Supervisors will hold public hearings for a proposed cell tower and for amendments to a couple of township ordinances during a special meeting at 6 p.m. today at the administrative building, 8 Flowers Drive. The agenda . …”

Tonya, with a heightened complexion, made no answer.