BIG Pharma’s Outsized Profits

Epilepsy Talk

Just how profitable is the pharmaceutical industry?

A study from the Center for Integration of Science and Industry at Bentley University is the first to critically examine the profitability of the companies that are responsible for the development, manufacturing, marketing and sale of most medicines.

It indicates that the profits gained by drug developers outpaced those of other publicly-traded companies by a wide margin over an 18-year period.

Merck & Co., long a standard bearer for the U.S. pharmaceutical industry, earned $10 billion in profits last year. Pfizer, its larger peer, booked even more: $16 billion.

Some of the most valuable innovations known to medicine have come from the pharmaceutical industry.

Yet, the cost of those innovations places new drugs out of reach for many patients and significantly burdens others.

Are pharmaceutical companies earning too much? Deciding whether pharmaceutical companies earn too much money is complicated.

Across the top ranks…

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“It’s My Ship” – Awww Mondays

Know Your Worth; Own Your Life

This man has a heart of gold. As you will see, he’s a Veteran. Would you mind sending him a thank you and/or love:

Kenny Smiles
P.O. Box 694 Willernie, MN 55090 ❤️🤍💙❤️🤍

-Nova Namastè

This man has made me Aawww since I first watched this video! His appreciation for the kindness of a stranger and his emotions from flashbacks on the ship melt my heart. These men deserve so much ❤️


With Love and Light,

Nova Namastè

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199-208th Day of 365 Thanks Giving

Know Your Worth; Own Your Life

Photos were taken from the WordPress free photo library.

Today, I’m giving thanks for the following

  • New recipes
  • Cream cheese
  • Stone structures
  • Documented information
  • TiTok
  • A perfect natural light picture moment
  • Gooey cheese
  • Healthy food options
  • Newly paved roads
  • Deodorant

Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Photo by James Wheeler on

In the comments, if you’d like, please share with me what is making your heart smile! 😀

Stay Safe, Speak Life, and Spread Kindness 🍃

Nova Namastè

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Hey Momma

Image: Anne Stokes. Once upon a time. Book of Light.

NEVER-ENDING-VERSE Come quiet. Come vigilant. Come true. Come alone, intuit what you should do. Do not make an effort. Do not stir a thought. Truth breathes wisdom, in Divinity of all. Open heart. unconscious mind. Listen to the mystical cues you find. Time is lost and not, as it has been. When co creating, with our *Awen*. Milking insights, of primal surrender. whisperings of Cambrian ancestors. It’s quite unbelievable and absurd. How many ignore their ‘writing’ words. There be a thread of quivering sound, slipping of knots, into stitches around. Scribbling sentiments like wild hunters, or lightening strikes, when it thunders. It’s a taste of brilliance, sewn in colours. Rainbows imposed on top of the other. Focus in contemplation. All you will; when Awen holds your magical quill. Weavers of Cymru indigenous tales. Blessed be, our Awenyddion of Wales. Victoria…

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