Drug companies are paying off doctors and profiting enormously from off-label use of anti-psychotics in kids. How Big Pharma defrauds Americans.
Jeremy Scahill reports on the Bush administration’s growing dependence on private security forces such as Blackwater USA and efforts in Congress to rein them in. This article is adapted from his new book, Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army (Nation Books).
Meet Blackwater USA, the powerful private army that the U.S. government has quietly hired to operate in international war zones and on American soil. With its own military base, a fleet of 20 aircraft, and 20,000 troops at the ready, Blackwater is the elite Praetorian Guard for the “global war on terror.”
As Medicaid payments to nursing homes stagnate, regulation is weakened, and a Texas law capping damages for pain and suffering in all medical malpractice suits is enacted, the death of Noe Martinez Sr. reveals a coming crisis in the nursing home industry.
You might think its naturally occurring, but there is no lead in gasoline unless somebody puts it there.