Feb 26, 2019 7-9PM ET
Tuesday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Grassley to Big Pharma: ‘I’m sick and tired of the blame game’ Sen. Chuck Grassley opened a hearing into the rising costs of prescription medicine on Tuesday by blasting Big Pharma, saying that skyrocketing prices are hurting Americans and that the time has come for a reckoning. “We’ve all seen the finger-pointing. Every link in the supply chain has gotten skilled at that,” said Grassley, an Iowa Republican and chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. “But, like most Americans, I’m sick and tired of the blame game. It’s time for solutions.” Grassley’s comments were the first fireworks in what promised to be a grilling of some of the nation’s most important pharmaceutical executives about the exorbitant prices of America’s medications. Seven drug executives testified before the committee, the largest gathering in decades of pharmaceutical executives before a congressional panel. The rising costs of drugs have become a hot political issue, with President Donald Trump vowing to take action to bring down prices and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle making similar pledges.
These Senators Received The Biggest Checks From Pharma Companies Testifying Tuesday Executives from seven of the country’s biggest pharmaceutical companies are expected to face tough questions from members of the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday about drug prices, which have raised the ire of President Trump and the specter of Congressional restrictions. The pharma chiefs will also be facing a familiar crowd: Members of the Senate Finance Committee have received hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations from the same firms’ political action committees, and in some cases, the executives personally. According to a Forbes review of Federal Election Commission filings from 2009 through the end of 2018, PACs of AbbVie ABBV +0.27%, AstraZeneca ,Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY -0.97%, Johnson & Johnson JNJ -0.07%, Merck,Pfizer PFE -0.14% and Sanofi the seven companies set to appear before the Senate Finance Committee—have contributed some $1.6 million to the campaign committees of 27 out of 28 current members of the Finance Committee. (Forbes looked at donations made over the last decade to encompass at least one election cycle per senator.)
Special Guest – Tanner’s Dad Tim Welsh
Tim Welsh, is one of the most active and influential Parent Advocates for Autism. Avid Speaker, blogger, and Tweeter (@TannersDad). Tim works to build unity within the Autism community, Gain Insurance coverage reform, End Restraint & Seclusion, Advocate for services, prevent wandering and much more. Tim & his wife Cheri have one son Tanner http://Vaxism.com
Robert F Kennedy Jr Blocked From Giving Evidence At Congressional Hearings Robert F Kennedy jr has said that he is being prevented from giving evidence at two Congressional hearings on the grounds that they are full. It is ever more essential that everyone contacts their representatives to insist that all sides should be heard, particularly if their representatives are members of those committees. We re-publish the letter from last week giving details of the two hearings. Maintaining Medical Freedom: Urgent Action Required! Threats to end religious and philosophical vaccine exemptions have just been ratcheted up to an unprecedented federal level. If parents and caregivers are stripped of the ability to make healthcare decisions for their children, reinstating that ability may be nearly impossible. We need to take action now to prevent the government from dictating what is injected into our children. On Wednesday, FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb hinted in a CNN interview that if non-medical vaccine exemptions were not abolished at the state level, federal health agencies may intercede.
Amazon’s Jeff Bezos wants to put a TRILLION humans in space – and promises ‘1,000 Mozarts and Einsteins’ AMAZON chief Jeff Bezos dreams of creating a new space race of humans across our solar system – with a population of one trillion. The billionaire tech mogul revealed the lofty goal during a speech about Blue Origin, his groundbreaking space transport company. According to Bezos, who has a net worth of £103billion, increasing the population dramatically across space could give us countless creative geniuses. “The solar system can support a trillion humans, and then we’d have 1,000 Mozarts, and 1,000 Einsteins. Think how incredible and dynamic that civilization will be,” Bezos boasted during a speech at New York’s Yale Club, which was transcribed by Business Insider. But Bezos warned that “we don’t have forever”, and that Blue Origin is working on building a “low-cost, highly operable, reusable launch vehicle” to help fulfil his space-faring dreams. “I really want that dynamic life and civilization for our grandchildren’s grandchildren. But we’ve got to get started.”
Top 10 TRUTH topics you never hear or see on lame-stream “MSM” media Since CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, the New York Times, and the Washington Post are all funded and controlled by Big Pharma and Big Food, they are forbidden from publishing and broadcasting the truth about several massively important topics. The same goes for most major newspapers in this country, and most of the popular websites. What’s worse is that Google, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Apple, and Instagram are also controlled by the same elite forces that run the MSM (mainstream media), so you will never, ever see or hear the truth published about the topics that have the greatest bearing on your health and safety. In fact, you will hear and see exactly the opposite of the truth published and broadcast by these globalist corporate “biotech” and “tech” giants who care about only three things: controlling you, fueling your sickness, and keeping you in the dark.
Using one germ to fight another when today’s antibiotics fail Bacteria lodged deep in Ella Balasa’s lungs were impervious to most antibiotics. At 26, gasping for breath, she sought out a dramatic experiment—deliberately inhaling a virus culled from sewage to attack her superbug. “I’m really running out of options,” said Balasa, who traveled from her Richmond, Virginia, home to Yale University for the last-resort treatment. “I know it might not have an effect. But I am very hopeful.” Pitting one germ against another may sound radical, but it’s a sign of a growing global crisis. Increasingly people are dying of infections that once were easy to treat because many common bugs have evolved to withstand multiple antibiotics. Some, dubbed “nightmare bacteria,” are untreatable. Now scientists are racing to find novel alternatives to traditional antibiotics, a hunt that is uncovering unusual ways to counter infection, in unusual places.
New Senate Bill Would Allow Health Savings Account Funds to be Used for Natural Health Products andServices An important bill that expands access to natural health medicines and practitioners has been reintroduced. It needs our support. Action Alert! For years now, ANH-USA has supported the Health Savings Act. The current bill, S. 12, is sponsored by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and allows Health Savings Account (HSA) funds to go toward dietary supplements without having to get a doctor’s prescription; the same would apply to Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs). The bill does this by expanding the term “medical care” to include vitamins, minerals, herbs, homeopathic remedies, and other natural health products, and would allow spending up to $1,000 each year. Similar legislation was introduced in 2011, 2013, and 2017. Importantly, the bill also includes health coaches and nutrition services as allowable expenses for HSAs and FSAs. This provision was not included in earlier versions of the bill. If passed, this bill will improve access to wellness and nutrition services for millions of people by allowing them to use pre-tax dollars for these expenses. HSAs allow consumers to pay for current health care expenses and save for future expenses.
Weed killer in your wine and beer? That’s what a new U.S. PIRG study found A new report by the public-interest advocacy group U.S. PIRG reveals that tests of five wines and 15 beers, including organic ones, found traces of the controversial weed killer glyphosate in 19 out of the 20. They include brands like Coors Light, Miller Lite, Budweiser, Corona, Heineken, Guinness, Stella Artois and Samuel Adams. “The levels of glyphosate we found are not necessarily dangerous but are still concerning given the potential health risks,” U.S. PIRG said. Glyphosate, a pesticide and herbicide best known as an ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, is a probable human carcinogen, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, a branch of the World Health Organization.
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- Autism One 2019 Conference May 22-26 Rosemont, IL
- Advanced Medicine Conference May 25-26, 2019 Los Angeles, CA