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The Dark Side Of Generic Prescription Drugs
Journalist Katherine Eban says most of the generic medicine being sold in the U.S. is manufactured overseas — sometimes under questionable quality control standards. She talks about instances of fabricated data, sabotaged inspections, and drugs released onto the market before they're ready. Eban's new book is 'Bottle of Lies.'
Also, John Powers reviews season 2 of 'Fleabag,' the Amazon series created by and starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge. You may also listen or read, 'The Generic Drugs You're Taking May Not Be As Safe or Effective As You Think.'
Dave Davies, Fresh Air. (May 16, 2019). The Dark Side of Generic Prescription Drugs. www.npr.org.
States Sue Drugmakers Over Alleged Generic-Price-Fixing Scheme
Connecticut Attorney General William Tong has a skin condition called rosacea, and he says he takes the antibiotic doxycycline once a day for it.
In 2013, the average market price of doxycycline rose from $20 to $1,829 a year later. That's an increase of over 8,000%.
Tong alleges in a new lawsuit that this kind of price jump is part of an industrywide conspiracy to fix prices. The suit is a whopper — at least 43 states are suing 20 companies, and the document is over 500 pages long. It was filed Friday in the U.S. District Court in Connecticut. (Click for full article)
Selena Simmons-Duffin, All Things Considered. (May 13, 2019). States Sue Drugmakers Over Alleged Generic-Price-Fixing Scheme. www.npr.org.
OPIOID CRISIS AND SOLUTIONS...
Synergy Saturday is Your Downtown Event Collection Site for AR Drug Take Back Day
AR Take Back Day is October 26, 2019 at Synergy Saturday.
Organize your neighborhood and place of worship to gather medications for drop-off.
Please spread the word and let anyone and everyone know. Together, let's stop future preventable overdoses and save our environment from medication disposal through harmful drain or toilet flushing! Arkansas is 2nd nationally for over-prescribing opioids at 114.6 prescriptions per 100 people (the national average is 66.5 prescriptions per 100 people). Help our on-going fight against the current Opioid Overdose Epidemic (198 people die a day from opioid-related drug overdoses)! Thanks for your support.
If you missed our most recent AR Drug Take Back Day and still have prescription medications to dispose, there are more than 200 permanent drop-box locations throughout the state … most available 24 hours a day. To find a location, do the following:
- Go to www.artakeback.org
- Click the Collection Sites tab
- Type in a zip code and distance
- Press the Filter tab.
AR Drug Take Back Day - Synergy Saturday
October 27, 2018
Synergy Saturday - AR Drug Take Back Day - 10.27.18