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Big business to be hit with 15% minimum tax by G7 – but will it end there?

According to a Fox News article from the 5th of June 2021, “Big Tech may face some of the most significant impact of a proposed 15% minimum corporate tax rate that finance ministers for the G7 nations meeting in London supported Saturday.” Of course big companies could simply try to work out other ways to move profits outside of the USA and other G7 countries to smaller countries and tax havens. However, if the Obama administrations bullying of Switzerland on the issue of secret bank accounts is […]

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As Trump Touts His Great COVID Drugs, the Pharma Cash Flows to Biden, Not Him

Jay Hancock, Kaiser Health News October 9, 2020 Pharmaceutical giants Regeneron and Gilead Sciences got the kind of publicity money can’t buy this week after President Donald Trump took their experimental drugs for his coronavirus infection, left the hospital and pronounced himself fully recovered. “It was, like, unbelievable. I felt good immediately,” Trump said Wednesday in a tweeted video. “I call that a cure.” He praised Regeneron’s monoclonal antibody cocktail, which mimics elements of the immune system, and mentioned a similar drug under investigation by Eli Lilly […]

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Zantac scare draws attention to the problems with heartburn (GERD) treatments

Heartburn (GERD)

CVS announced on Saturday that that they were pulling Zantac from shelves after the FDA detected a cancer causing chemical called NDMA in the drug. This chemical is used in industries such as the rubber, dye and surfactant industries. Persistent exposure to large amounts of NDMA in humans results in liver damage and low platelet counts. Wallgreens has joined CVS and Right Aid in moving to remove the drug. According to Fox News the companies have said that customers may return the drugs for a refund. Zantac […]

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