While we all know of the occasional use of personal email addresses for business, none of my friends circle can understand how it was viewed as ok/secure/appropriate to use a private server for secure documents AND why further Hillary took it upon herself to review them and delete documents without providing anyone outside her circle a chance to weigh in. It smacks of acting above the law and it smacks of the type of thing I’ve either gotten discovery sanctions for, fired people for, etc.
There seems to be money flowing into the Clinton Foundation from big pharma. The CEOs are donating to Hillary’s campaign. On the campaign trail I’ve seen Bill Clinton name drop the drug naloxone. The recent emails on wikileaks confirms that the one of the goals of the Clinton Foundation is to make this drug be everywhere. One of the manufactures of this drug is Hospira, a company recently bought by Pfizer.
Naloxone’s rise to prominence has been good for its manufacturers, Amphastar Pharmaceuticals and Pfizer PFE -0.06% , which both doubled the price over the past two years. (Three other companies, Mylan MYL -2.65% , Kaléo, and Adapt Pharma, also recently entered the market.) But more significant: It saved 8,000 people from an overdose last year—a number that’s growing fast.http://fortune.com/2015/12/08/narcan-opioid-heroin-drug-overdose/
There seems to be serious conflicts on interest. been the campaign and the companies. For example Clinton wants to give these campaigns 7.5 billion dollars through federal programs. This is an OP-Ed from Hillary from last year:
Today I’m releasing a strategy to confront the drug and alcohol addiction crisis. My plan sets five goals: empower communities to prevent drug use among teenagers; ensure every person suffering from addiction can obtain comprehensive treatment; ensure that all first responders carry naloxone, which can stop overdoses from becoming fatal; require health care providers to receive training in recognizing substance use disorders and to consult a prescription drug monitoring program before prescribing controlled substances; and prioritize treatment over prison for low-level and nonviolent drug offenders, so we can end the era of mass incarceration.http://www.unionleader.com/article/20150901/OPINION02/150909909/1004/opinion
Despite the drug not being under patent, there is still a virtual monopoly on the manufacturing of the drug. The allows the 2 or 3 companies making the drug to raise praises for no reason
In an emailed statement today, Amphastar CFO Bill Peters said, the company’s price for naloxone was less than competitors.
“Indeed, our price for naloxone after the increase is still the lowest among similar products in the United States. The fact that we have the lowest naloxone price is all the more remarkable because it is sold in a pre-filled syringe associated with a higher manufacturing cost. On average, the price of naloxone in the U.S. market (in vial form) is $37.23 per milligram, or 226% of the price of Amphastar’s naloxone (in a prefilled syringe) when considering the price per milligram of naloxone. With all of this in mind, I am confident that we can assist Ohio in a similar way that we did with New York as we are committed to public safety.”
In making his request, DeWine pointed to $6-per-dose rebate that Amphastar this month agreed to pay back to New York, an agreement that also protects the state against wholesale price increases for a year. According to The New York Times, that rebate was sought after police departments in the state, as well as across the country, began complaining that price increases were limiting their ability to save lives. In Georgia, for one, the price rose from about $20 a dose to $35 to $40 a dose. Health officials in Baltimore have been handing out kits containing naloxone to relatives and friends of people where there were concerns of overdoses but has had to limit that to 2,000 from 3,600 in the face of price increases.
The company, which went public last year, reported 9-month revenues of about $155 million and an operating loss of nearly $11 million for three quarters. It did not break out sales of naloxone in its last filing but said the drug was having “increased sales.” Amphastar is not the only company to be caught in the cross-hairs of public sentiment for raising prices of the overdose drug. The Clinton Foundation last month said it had negotiated a discount with Kaléo for the naloxone autoinjector it makes. Rain Henderson, CEO of the Clinton Health Matters Initiative, wouldn’t name the price but told the Times it would make it available to any institution that can distribute it widely. The foundation has approached other naloxone makers but Kaléo was the first to respond.
Clinton seems more concerned about providing drugs to treat overdoses, rather than combating the over use of opioids in the US medical system or seriously helping people battling addiction.
What is interesting about her plan to make naloxone widespread, is that it lines the pockets of her donors, while reducing the number of deaths from overdoses. This plan could change this statistic, without changing the number of addicts in various communities. It wouldn’t solve an addicts problems, just makes their habits less deadly.
I was wondering if if someone here with more experience at looking at campaign donations could find anything illegal. It seems highly suspicious to me that you can take millions of dollars of money from companies, and then name drop their products in Op-eds and speeches while campaigning. There are different ways this problem could be solved, such as developing non-addictive pain medication. However, a Clinton administration and the Clinton foundation want to push a band-aid solution on this opioid addiction epidemic; this of course increases the money that flows into their donor’s pockets. I think this is one of the easiest cases of Clinton being influenced by campaign contributions and Clinton Foundation donations.
I’ve continued to dig and I have found something extremely interesting. I was having trouble linking Hillary Clinton to the Pfizer’s Super Pac, but Pfizer has been extremely active this year, giving thousands of dollars to Democrats. I started to cross reference the Democrats they give money too with the list of Democratic Ssuperdelegates. Here are the links I’m using: Pzifer’s PAC: https://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/pacgot.php?cycle=2016&cmte=C00016683
Hospira Inc’s PAC (they are owned by Pzifer: https://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/pacgot.php?cycle=2016&cmte=C00433284
It appears that Pfizer gives money to superdelegates who then pledge their vote to Hillary. I think there needs to be some serious analysis of the money going to superdegelates; it is probably far more cost effective to get a candidate via superdegelates than it is to donated to Hillary directly.
The access of this drug is now being more widely available, in Florida for example:
First responders in Florida have administered naloxone for years. But under a measure approved by the Legislature this year, patients and their families can now quickly get the drug from a pharmacy. Naloxone, sold under the brand name Narcan, isn’t available over the counter. But patients and their families no longer have to get an individual prescription from a doctor to access the drug. Instead, they can purchase an autoinjector or intranasal version of naloxone through their pharmacists if the pharmacy receives a so-called blanket “standing order” from a doctor. “This gives better access to patients who didn’t have that access before,” said Michael Jackson, executive vice president and CEO of the Florida Pharmacy Association. “This medication can save lives.” http://www.tampabay.com/news/health/medicine/overdose-reversal-drug-naloxone-now-available-in-florida-without-an/2286681
At the DNC it was even talked about: https://youtu.be/_yK8PPYsBJM?t=203
At the DNC they drop the name Narcan. If Hilllary becomes president watch the price of this drug skyrocket further!
Some Senators are fighting this crony-capitalism. Asking why there is a 17-fold increase in the price of some versions of this drug. http://www.mccaskill.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/SCA_Amphastar_6_3_16.pdf
“One concern is that money for naloxone is coming out of the same pot as money for treatment and prevention,” Alison Knopf, editor of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Weekly. “The costlier it is, the less money for treatment and prevention.” Meanwhile, last February, Kaleo Pharma raised the list price for two single-dose injectors to $3,750, from $750, a price that was set last November, after previously costing $575, according to Truven.
Current price for two does is about $140, it used to be $4: http://www.goodrx.com/narcan
WIKILEAKS EMAILS SUPPORTS THIS CONSPIRACY The CHIA is getting narcan in highschools, because people overdose on heroin at highschools all the time!
· In continuing coverage of Adapt Pharma and CHMI’s collaboration to offer a free carton of Narcan, a nasal spray that quickly reverses heroin overdose, to all high schools in the U.S., the Philadelphia Inquirerhttp://mobile.philly.com/beta?wss=/philly/education&id=367249101, Lancaster Onlinehttp://lancasteronline.com/news/local/all-pa-schools-to-get-limited-doses-of-heroin-antidote/article_a8d58b5c-c911-11e5-b0ea-3fea81c665e2.html, NBC 10http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/health/Pennsylvania-High-Schools-Narcan-Heroin-Antidote-367331471.html?_osource=SocialFlowFB_PHBrand, and NJ.comhttp://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2016/02/pennsylvania_becomes_first_state_to_provide_school.html wrote about how Pennsylvania will be the first state to supply the live-saving antidote.
This aligns with YOUR goal that naloxone be in the toolkit of all first responders Attorney General Healey has expressed concern about the cost of naloxone, and indicated interest in meeting with pharmaceutical companies and public health leaders to push for cheaper nasal naloxone products and to ensure first responders can restock supplies of the medicine.
· Naloxone: YOU set a goal that naloxone, a rescue drug that can prevent overdoses from being fatal, be in the toolkit of all first responders.
On Tuesday September 29, Governor Hassan and state officials gathered to announce a new program in New Hampshire to hand out free naloxone kits –the opioid antidote that can prevent an overdose from becoming fatal – to families and friends of people at risk of an overdose. The New Hampshire legislature recently passed a bill to exempt people from criminal prosecution if they report an overdose and make it easier for the patient to take naloxone, and Governor Hassan is now building an awareness campaign. YOU could mention that you are aware of New Hampshire’s recent decision to expand access to naloxone, and that YOU want it to be more widely available in all states. https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/701
They stated that they want to have naloxone everywhere. They don’t want to treat addiction, they want to profit off of it! How much money? Up to a $ 1 Billion dollars!
Fortunately, President Obama understands this — that’s why he is proposing to set aside $1 billion in his budget proposal to address the opioid crisis. Senator Shaheen had earlier this year introduced a bill that I cosponsored calling for $600 million in additional spending for states. https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/3057
This is already passed:
The VA must: (1) maximize the availability to veterans of opioid overdose reversal drugs, such as naloxone; (2) equip each VA pharmacy with such medications for outpatient use; and (3) expand the Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution program to ensure that veterans receiving VA health care who are at risk of opioid overdose may access such drugs and training on the proper administration of such drugs….
Good Samaritan Assessment Act of 2016 (Sec. 503) The GAO must report on the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s review of state and local Good Samaritan laws that exempt from criminal or civil liability any individual who administers an opioid overdose reversal drug or device (e.g., naloxone) or who contacts emergency services providers in response to an overdose…..
Co-Prescribing to Reduce Overdoses Act of 2016 (Sec. 902) HHS may establish a grant program to support prescribing opioid overdose reversal drugs (e.g., naloxone) for patients at an elevated risk of overdose, including patients prescribed an opioid. Grant recipients may use the funds to purchase opioid overdose reversal drugs, establish a program for prescribing such drugs, train health care providers and pharmacists, track patients and outcomes, offset patient cost sharing, conduct community outreach, and connect patients to treatment.
Lali’s Law (Sec. 1302) HHS may make grants to states that allow standing orders (documents that allow a person to acquire, dispense, or administer a prescription medication without a person-specific prescription) for opioid overdose reversal drugs (e.g., naloxone). Grants may be used for:
*developing standing orders for opioid overdose reversal drugs for pharmacies,
encouraging pharmacies to dispense drugs pursuant to such a standing order,implementing best practices for prescribing opioids and prescribing and discussing with patients opioid overdose reversal drugs,
*developing training for prescribers to use in educating the public on administration of opioid overdose reversal drugs, and
*educating the public on the availability and public health benefits of opioid overdose reversal drugs.https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/524
More and more laws are being are being written to push the drug naloxone. Like this one sponsored by Hillary’s running mate Tim Kaine:
(Sec. 2) This bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services to provide information to certain prescribers on best practices for prescribing naloxone for patients receiving chronic opioid therapy or being treated for opioid use disorders. (Naloxone is a prescription drug used to rapidly reverse an overdose of opioids, which are drugs with effects similar to opium, such as heroin and certain pain medications.) The information must be provided to prescribers in federally qualified health centers and the health care facilities of the Indian Health Service. https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/2256?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22Naloxone%22%5D%7D&resultIndex=3
The compromise legislation also includes language to encourage naloxone co-prescribing in federal health settings. Kaine authored the Co-prescribing Saves Lives Act, a bipartisan bill that would encourage physicians to co-prescribe the life-saving drug Naloxone alongside opioid prescriptions and would make it more widely available in federal health settings. http://www.kaine.senate.gov/press-releases/kaine-statement-on-senate-passage-of-bicameral-compromise-bill-to-fight-opioid-abuse-epidemic
Ten days after posting this, Kaine became Hillary’s VP.
This move will allow the manufacturers of narcan to make huge amounts of money for decades to come due to the constant “need” to replace expired drugs for first responders around the country:
According to one report, Baltimore spent $118,236 on naloxone in fiscal year 2016, more than triple the $33,540 the city spent in 2014…
In a rush to head of a growing epidemic of fatal opioid overdoses, many state and local government tapped into emergency funds to get naloxone to their first responders. Or else they took advantage of limited-run programs like the federal government’s Rural Opioid Overdose Reversal Grant Program, which distributed just $1.5 million to 15 communities….
The Department of Health and Human Services announced at the end of August that it will provide up to $11 million to fund the purchase and distribution of naloxone, but only a dozen states will see any of that money….
But naloxone doesn’t last long. In May, the county had to destroy half of its remaining naloxone stores—about 200 of the 900 kits it originally purchased in 2014 from Amphastar—because they had expired…..
A number of other police departments rely on money seized during drug investigations to fund their naloxone programs. And in July, a judge in Pittsburgh took the unusual step of requiring two convicted drug dealers to shell over nearly $4,000 to pay for naloxone.http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/09/08/narcan-prices-are-skyrocketing-and-cities-are-begging-for-help-to-buy-it.html
Hillary even talks about her $10 billion plan, which includes buying lots of narcan (naloxone)
Today, Hillary Clinton is making clear that this deadly epidemic of addiction must be addressed head-on and is proposing a bold proposal to do so. Her $10 billion Initiative to Combat America’s Deadly Epidemic of Drug and Alcohol Addiction sets forth ambitious goals to prevent and treat substance use disorders, and to support people in recovery….
First-Response: Create a state fund to help police, fire departments, and EMTs purchase naloxone; and create naloxone training programs for first responders.https://www.hillaryclinton.com/briefing/factsheets/2015/09/02/combat-addiction/
How about we secure our Southern Border! That would stop a lot of heroin over doses….
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