AMAZON TO BECOME YOUR BIG PHARMA DRUG DEALER: PURCHASES ONLINE PHARMACY FOR NEARLY $1 BILLION
via What Really Happened (wRh)
Amazon may have paid nearly $1 billion for the online pharmacy, PillPack, but what is the real cost of this acquisition going to be for consumers? In the aftermath of Amazon’s lofty purchase, three of the largest pharmacies in the U.S. (Walgreen’s, CVS and Rite Aid) lost a collective $11 billion in market value in one day. The stench of “corporate monopoly” is in the air — and it’s coming from Amazon.
Some might argue that Amazon is not considered to be a full-blown monopoly quite yet; Wal-Mart still reigns as the nation’s largest retailer. But estimates suggest Amazon will surpass the nation’s favorite discount retail store within five or ten years. Further, Amazon has cemented itself across multiple markets, with the sole intent of taking over. In truth, Amazon is more than a monopoly: It’s a threat.
Funnily enough, Wal-Mart was reportedly in talks with PillPack about a possible acquisition — before Amazon outbid them.
“MONOPOLY” IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT
It’s increasingly hard to ignore the fact that Amazon has its fingers in just about every pot: From purchasing Whole Foods to acquiring PillPack, it’s clear that the corporation isn’t just playing to win — they’re playing to take over.
There’s no denying that Amazon has changed the way many people shop for everyday items — and with the purchasing of an online pharmacy, Amazon is paving the way to change how people shop for medicine, too.
CEO Stefano Pessina reportedly commented on Amazon’s purchase of PillPack. He stated,”Yes, it’s a declaration of intent from Amazon.”
The unasked question here, is what will it do, ultimately, to the safety of the pharmaceutical products it will be selling?!?
And is product safety going to be in even a worse shape than it is right now, which is not at all great?!?
Let’s look at a study, released last year, about the dangers of cancer, courtesy of bith control pills and chemical IUD devices.
Hormonal contraceptives and hair dyes increase breast cancer risk
The study, done as a Finnish doctoral dissertation, indicates that women who used hormonal contraceptive pills, or hormone-treated IUDs, were statistically more likely to get breast cancers than those who are not.
This study states:
“In her recent doctoral dissertation, researcher Sanna Heikkinen from the University of Helsinki and Finnish Cancer Registry evaluates the contribution of the use of hormonal contraceptives and hair dyes to the spectrum of breast cancer risk factors.
The analysis included self-reported survey data from 8000 breast cancer patients and 20,000 controls from Finland.
According to the results, use of hormonal intrauterine device was associated with 52% increased risk of breast cancer in post-menopausal women, when compared to women who had used copper intrauterine device.
The use of other hormonal contraceptives was, by contrast, associated with 32% higher breast cancer risk among younger women under 50 when compared to women who did not use hormonal contraceptives.
There was also a 23% observed increase in the risk of breast cancer among women who dyed their hair compared to those who didn’t.”
When was the last time the ladies who read this site, or the men who love them, got that info from their OB/GYN doctors?!? Most probably, never.
And with an Amazon monopoly on medications, the problems of side-effects of meds which are being pushed on the population, will do nothing but get worse.
(TLB) published this article with permission of What Really Happened.com
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