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SCOTUS rules 5-4 that drug companies are exempt from lawsuits




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Just another reason to avoid prescription drugs at all costs.

"And that ruling flies in the face of both common sense and justice. And as Karen Bartlett can now attest, it leaves 240 million Americans unprotected from the deadly and torturous side effects of pharmaceutical drugs. As a reminder, the number one cause of preventable or accidental death in the US is pharmaceutical drugs."

I am definitely protected from these dugs as long as I am conscious and not, for example, stuck in a coma being infused with drugs against my will.

Most chronic conditions can be better treated through diet, exercise, stress reduction, etc.

Be Your Own Doctor
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quack journalism alert

quack quack quack

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein

Quack poster alert

Spineless chicken quack

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taking it personally I see

and that makes me wonder why?

I can see why the author of the piece is biased - she describes all kinds of natural health care views and says she is a yoga expert - so she is arguably biased for those reasons. What dog do you have in the hunt? Is it your piece? Your girlfriend? What? Why can't you take it that I criticized a badly written article? What gives?

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein

I wasn't aware authors weren't allowed to instruct yoga

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You suffer

from a particularly aggressive form of idiocy.

All I am saying is the article doesn't make sense, and one of the reasons for that is the author probably doesn't have a background in the subject she is reporting on. If you can't understand that, then just go ahead and believe everything you read on the internet. That always works out well, right

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein

Quack

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Front page vote

Bump

Not a big fan of the decision

and haven't even read it. However, from reading the article and the way the article describes the Supreme Court's Opinion, that makes it clear that the headline is sensationalistic bordering on completely inaccurate. Bad alternative press is as harmful as bad mainstream media, IMHO.

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein

How so?

I agree that that headline is a little sensational, but it does seem as though the implications of the sc's decision is fairly accurate.

They did quote that the victum had 'no legal grounds to sue'

and "The higher court stated as reason for their verdict, ‘all generic drugs and their manufacturers [over 80% of all drugs prescribed in the US] are exempt from liability for side effects.’"

What part?

The headline, article and commentary is consistent from what I am reading.

I think you are being sensationalist.

go read it

For starters, it is phrased in terms of a generality, when that isn't the case. It also makes no effort to explain (or little effort) the court's reasoning. Without that, one can infer that the ruling doesn't mean that people can't sue any drug manufacturers under any circumstances - but that is what the headline implies. This is just exageration for alterna-sheep, or that is how I read it. Maybe there is a story there, but since this "journalist" made no effort to tell the story, one who thinks critically is left scratching their head and saying "well, it isn't what they said it is, but what is it?"

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein

Would this headline be more to your liking?

"SCOTUS decision: 80% of drug companies cannot be sued for fraud, mislabeling, side effects and accidental death. FDA also exempt. No standing in less you buy non-generic"

still not really telling the story

I haven't read the supreme court's decision but it would be necessary for me to do that if I were to write a headline about it. In addition to the headline, the big problem with the story is that it doesn't really explain the ruling in any kind of detail. What was the court's reasoning. If I were to take a stab in the dark without actually reading it, it seems that the theory of liability has to do with warning labels formulated the manufacturer and not by the generic makers. Therefore, there may be some logic to it that is escaping the author of this cursory and poorly written piece. Your proposed headline isn't much better.

Edit: I suspect the author is part of the problem, as she describes herself not as a journalist or legal scholar but as a Yoga expert.

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein

Since you are no authority on the subject

Then does that mean you are guilty of doing the very same thing that you complain the author is doing?

Shouldn't you first discover for yourself whether or not the title is misleading before making claims against it?

uh no

I am not posting to a blog claiming to know anything about the story. I'm just saying that what they've posted doesnt make sense.

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein

You are doing that right now.

Also I wasn't aware yoga instructors were not allowed to write articles.

Perhaps this will be to your liking http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/24/usa-court-generics...

Where it says the same thing

way to miss the point

of course yoga instructors can write articles. And so can attorneys. Now, me, personally, I will want to read an article written by an attorney about a supreme court case. But that's just me. You are taking this very personally for some reason. It's a bad article, even if it is by you or someone you know. Sorry, but that is just my opinion. Regardless of the merits of the decision, this particular article about it is as useful as toilet paper.

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein

Now you need the authors to be an attorney?

So the Reuters article isn't going to do it for you either, I take it.

Way to put your head in the sand.

And people think that Ed Snowden's info will help them in court?

What court? We are a nation of morons. TV-fed buffoons who thrive on entertainment and looks. A drug company can give you cancer and flesh-eating bacteria without recourse, but sell lemonade in front of your house and your dog will be murdered and you will be arrested. The best thing to do as slaves is shut up and not question the master's ways. Keep taking what they feed us and be happy they let you live. It's the American way!

I don't believe that Edward

I don't believe that Edward Snowden exists anymore. The media has lied too much for me to stomach their bovine scat. Just another distraction for consumption by the masses.

It's such a sad day when I have to agree with everything

you said.

God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it. – Daniel Webster

Yeah, it is. I wish I was

Yeah, it is. I wish I was wrong.

First Monsanto and Now The Drug Companies

Who the hell is the SCOTUS working for? It surely isn't for the people.

Abolish the US government and start over. The people have lost all representation now. We have lost our moral compass and now anything goes.

We were once a Christian nation...WE ARE NOT NOW!!

... Not when we allow all of this to happen..NO WAY!

We are no better than the heathen nations now.

There is scarcely a soul in government that follows the law of the land and the people are going to suffer greatly.

We are under total tyranny and America is asleep at the wheel..

WAKE UP ALL THOSE THAT ARE SLEEPING IN THE DIRT...FOR THE DEVIL HAS COME UPON YOU LIKE A ROARING LION, SEEKING TO DEVOUR ALL FLESH IN HIS WAY.. - Revelations

It's not a huge secret that I

It's not a huge secret that I despise Monsanto with every fiber of my being. GMO science is as yet inadequately tested in human trials, but has resulted in massive tumors and genetic organ reprogramming in rats. We're simply a science experiment for their profit, and all the money in the universe will never be enough for these greedy raisinheads.