Mammon category archive
This should be interesting:
Bland, Carroll, Grayson and Smyth counties (Virginia–ed.) have filed federal lawsuits accusing 15 prescription opioid manufacturers and three distributors of aggressively persuading doctors to prescribe opioids and turning patients into drug addicts for their own profit.
The lawsuits also say that the companies falsely told doctors that patients would “only rarely succumb to drug addiction.”
The lawsuits accuse the manufacturers of:
- Falsely, deceptively and unfairly marketing opioids.
- Misrepresenting the risks and benefits of opioids.
- Grossly understating and misstating the dangerous addiction risks.
- Grossly overstating the benefits.
- Targeting susceptible prescribers and vulnerable patient populations.
- Making deceptive statements and concealing material facts.
- Fraudulently concealing their misconduct.
- And breaching their duties under federal and state law to prevent diversion and monitor, report and prevent suspicious orders.
More at the link.
Jay Bookman comments. Here’s a bit; follow the link for the complete article.
(Syntax error fixed. Darn computers. Expect you to splet stuf rite.)
Mike discusses New York state’s lawsuit alleging that the Trump Foundation was for all practical purposes a slush fund used for various illegal purposes, including Trump’s political campaign. He is skeptical that the suit will do anything to erode Trump’s support among what Bob Cesca refers to as “the Red Hats.”
It seems that most of the waiting rooms I visit–the ones with televisions, that is–have reached a consensus that HGTV is the least offensive channel to set their TV dials to (remember dials?). Accordingly, I see far more home renovation and house flipping shows than I would willingly submit to.
I have, however, seen enough that I found this New York Times article on real-life house flippers and how their experiences differ from the HGTV narratives an interesting read.
It illustrates again that “reality TV” and reality are in no way related, just as “Fox” and “News” ar–oh, never mind.
Republicans refuse to act to stop Donald Trump’s authority to impose tariffs against friendly nations in the name of “national security.”