pharmaceutical industry

Wikimedia Trustee: Wikipedia ‘Censors’ Medical Articles for Drug Industry

Last month Wikipedia’s Arbitration Committee, often likened to a Supreme Court, sanctioned a member of the Board of Trustees for the Wikimedia Foundation, which owns the site. The board member, Dr. James Heilman, was barred from edits related to drug pricing in medical articles following disputes with other Wikipedia editors about the propriety of such edits. Heilman, an ER doctor, argued for the inclusion of drug prices in articles and accused the American drug industry of seeking to conceal such details.

Dozens of prescription medicine bottles in a jumble. This collection of pill bottles is symbolic of the many medications senior adults and chronically ill people take.

Fact Check: Yes, Kamala Harris Is Being Funded by Big Pharma and Big Tech

During the CNN and New York Times Democrat debate on Tuesday night, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) suggested that politicians cannot pretend to take on Big Tech and big pharmaceutical corporations after taking their donations — something Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) has continued to do throughout her run for president.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN/New York Times at Otterbein University, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in Westerville, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Sanders: The Pharma Industry Owns ‘The Political Parties’

On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) stated of the pharmaceutical industry “They own the political parties.” Sanders stated, “[W]hat we have now, the pharmaceutical industry has 1400 lobbyists in Washington, DC. They have spent $1 billion — or

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks in Durham, N.H., Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016.