Martha Rosenberg

These 12 warning signs signal you’ll get overworked and underpaid by an employer

With another jobless recovery at hand, it is tempting to accept any position offered to you. But there are 12 kinds of companies you don’t want to work for. Here are the warning signs:

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Inside the Medical Device Racket

Imagine a TV ad for a hip replacement device. Over scenes of the puppies and sunsets, a voiceover warns, "Hip replacements may cause tissue death, the destruction of muscles, bones and ligaments, nerve damage, mental changes, thyroid disorder, vision and hearing problems and heart failure." Such ads may soon be part of primetime viewing, not just because the device industry is starting to advertise but because medical device side effects are as scary as, if not worse than, drug side effects.

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How Big Pharma Infiltrated the Boston Museum of Science

Do you overeat? Did your boyfriend just break up with you? Does no one return your emails? Do you fall asleep at night and wake up in the morning? If so, you may be suffering from mental illness! Mental illness is a highly stigmatized, life-long condition, which millions do not even realize they have and only a pharmaceutical drug can fix, claims Big Pharma and its operatives.

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Mental Health Inc: How Corruption, Lax Oversight and Failed Reforms Endanger Our Most Vulnerable Citizens

An excellent new book by Art Levine exposes how "indifferent professional associations, pharmaceutical-subsidized patient advocacy groups and government regulators that either push a drug-industry agenda or fail to halt what amounts to an epidemic of behavioral health malpractice” enable Pharma's worst excesses.

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The Atrocious Big Pharma Record of the New HHS Nominee

It should come as no shock that Donald Trump has nominated Alex Michael Azar II, a former Pharma executive and lobbyist, to head the Department of Health and Human Services. After all, Trump named Scott Gottlieb, a Pharma consultant and stock speculator FDA commissioner and EPA opponent Scott Pruitt to be head of the EPA.

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Funding Big Pharma to Help with Millions of Addicts They Created

The editorial did not beat around the bush. After decades of "expanding opioid use by minimizing the dangers of addiction," Pharma will now receive the reward of taxpayer money to undo what it did andreverse the opioid epidemic, writes the New York Times. Imagine the government giving Big Tobacco our tax dollars to reverse the damage it did pushing cigarettes and you see how obscene this is.

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Despite Its Celebrity Backers, Charity Heifer International Does More Harm Than Good

Every year during the holiday season, Americans receive a marketing catalog in the mail from Heifer International, a religiously based Arkansas live animal charity. Decorated with photos of cute animals and cute poor children who will eagerly receive them, it seems an appealing charity. What's not to like? Last year, its materials even put animals in Christmas sweaters.

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Why Should Taxpayers Pay for the Opioid Crisis When Pharma Caused It?

As everyone today knows, opioid narcotics like fentanyl, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, morphine and oxycodone have created a toxic epidemic in the United States with at least 100 daily overdose deaths. This happened because Pharma paid off doctors, medical associations and federal lawmakers to loosen opioid regulations.

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No, You Probably Don't Have Adult ADHD (Sorry Pharma)

Adult ADHD has been a goldmine for Big Pharma.

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Get Ready to Eat Chickens Cooked in China

China has sold rat meat billed as lamb, gutter oil billed as cooking oil, and baby formula contaminated with melamine. In the U.S., pet food madae in China killed many dogs and cats in 2007. Yet this spring, the U.S. agreed to import cooked chickens from China. Why? Because China agreed to accept U.S. beef imports after a 13-year "mad cow" scare in which many countries refused U.S. beef.

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