hepatitis C

  1. Greedy drug company demands $1,000 a day for hepatitis pill

    The prescription that practically comes with a credit check

    The Bible says the poor will inherit the earth. Well if you're unlucky enough to find yourself fighting hepatitis C that day can't come soon enough, because you're about to need all the cash you can get your hands on.

    Gilead Sciences, the same "kindhearted" drug company that was caught testing its AIDS drug on African prostitutes, has announced they've developed Sovaldi, a breakthrough drug for hepatitis C--and they're willing to let you have it for the low, low price of $1,000 a pop.

    No, that's not a typo. For every single pill you will need to fork over a THOUSAND DOLLARS!

    So if your liver is being shredded to pieces right now by the deadly hepatitis C virus, you have two choices--you can buy your wife a diamond the size of a tennis ball, or a one-month supply of Sovaldi.

    Just don't let her decide.

    If you listen really closely you might be able to hear the greedy pigs at Gilead throwing themselves a pity party right now, complaining about the high costs of developing drugs. But trust me, friend--that's far from all Gilead spends its money on.

    For example, they've forked over nearly a quarter of a BILLION dollars to their CEO over the past five years. Plus, you could probably run a small nation on what they spend on marketing every year. So you'll pardon me if I can't take them crying poormouth very seriously.

    If you're taking any drugs made by Gilead (you can find a full inventory of their drugs on their website) why not talk to your doc about whether there are suitable alternatives available? It's high time we tell these greedy pigs that they've had their time at the trough, and they're not going to feed off our misery a moment longer.

    Giving the pigs a poke,

    William Campbell Douglass II, M.D.

  2. Teens caught sucking each other

    Kids just love their vampires these days.

    If you've been to the movies, a bookstore or even turned on the TV lately, you've probably seen some fanged creature engaging in its own form of penetration.

    Apart from the D.C. bloodsuckers who drain our bank accounts, vampires aren't real -- but that hasn't stopped young girls and their pale, wimpy boyfriends from playing a dangerous game of make-believe.

    You see, some youths love their fictional vampires so much that they're playing Dracula for real. They're actually biting each other so hard that they break the skin, and then they lick or suck up the blood.

    I could make an off-color joke here, but I don't want to distract you from the real issue -- and that's the fact that this is a dangerous and irresponsible habit that could lead to a lifetime of repercussions for your child or grandchild.

    Those rubber gloves healthcare workers put on before drawing blood aren't for show: Human blood can carry any number of pathogens -- from hepatitis B and C to HIV.

    The human mouth is also filthy and filled with bacteria -- especially the mouths of sweaty hormonal teens. Human mouths are dirtier than those of cats and dogs, which is why up to 15 percent of all human bite wounds become infected.

    I don't know how many kids are really playing vampire games, but MSNBC.com found a number of Web sites where teens boast of how much blood they suck and how wonderful it tastes and feels.

    And I'd be willing to bet many young couples intimate enough to suck each other's blood are probably engaging in other risky activities together as well.

    That's reason enough to drive a stake through the heart of this bad fad before it's too late.

  3. Regulators discover contaminated children's vaccines

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    According to a published report, federal regulators spotted contaminated children's vaccines and other serious concerns when they inspected a Merck vaccine plant outside of Philadelphia.
  4. Vegas clinics spread hepatitis C and HIV

    In a nauseating and shocking scandal, a Las Vegas clinic was discovered to be re-using medication vials and even old syringes.

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