Crony Capitalism Archives

  • Dec 8, 2015 0

    Action Alert: Big Food vs. Big Medicine: One Fluid, the Other Frozen

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  • Dec 1, 2015 4

    TPP Deal Finally Revealed

    Details of the long-secret Trans-Pacific Partnership are public at last: it will undermine the safety of our food supply, make medicine more expensive, and give power to the biotech monopoly. Action Alert! A few weeks ago, the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal was finally r...

  • Dec 1, 2015 7

    Coca-Cola Scandal: Emails Prove Deception

    Coke exec steps down after emails show the company was intentionally skewing the science about the health effects of its products. Last week, the Associated Press published emails showing close coordination between high-ranking Coca-Cola executives and leaders of the Global Energy Balance Network (G...

  • Nov 24, 2015 8

    Big Pharma Connections? No Problem, Says Nominee for FDA Chief

    Robert Califf doesn’t think his many ties to pharmaceutical companies will affect his objectivity in regulating the industry. Congress seems to agree, but we don’t. Action Alert! Last Tuesday, President Obama’s nominee to take charge of the federal Food and Drug Administration, Dr. Robert Cali...

  • Oct 6, 2015 106

    Big Food Once Again Tries to Muscle in on Kids’ School Lunch Trays

    Please oppose a new House bill that puts corporate profits ahead of children’s health. Action Alert! A 2002 federal program that delivers fresh fruits and vegetables to the country’s poorest schools is now at risk because of crony capitalism. Lobbyists from the frozen, fried, canned, and dried f...

  • Sep 29, 2015 117

    New Evidence that Antidepressants Are Causing an Epidemic of Violence

    An article in the current British Medical Journal explains why the link is stronger than previously thought. Action Alert! ANH-USA has researched dozens of the most high-profile cases of violent crimes over the last few decades. We found that in just under half of the cases (eleven out of twenty-th...

  • Sep 15, 2015 11

    Cronyism is Putting Diabetic Patients at Risk

    New legislation could limit patient access to unbiased diabetes advice. Action Alert! A bill before Congress called the Access to Quality Diabetes Education Act of 2015 (HR 1726, S 1345) and state efforts by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) will make it more difficult for Medica...

  • Sep 8, 2015 5

    Crony Dentistry Once Again Puts Children at Risk

    Medical device companies appear to be trying to buy dentists, exposing children to high levels of unnecessary radiation. The New York Times ran a story a few years ago illustrating the extent to which cronyism (showing partiality to long-standing friends for mutual financial benefit, rather than fol...

  • May 12, 2015 5

    “21st Century Cures” Bill Is Actually a Throwback to the 20th Century

    This legislation reveals once again that government will always be decades behind cutting-edge healthcare, and beholden to special interests as well. Action Alert! After a year of discussions and negotiation, Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Fred Upton (R-MI), together with three other co-sponsors, fi...