This Opioid Antidote Was Hiked 600% To Exploit Crisis

November 30, 2018@9:05 PM TFP Editor 0

An American drug company hiked the price of its opioid-overdose antidote by 600% since going to market in 2014, has cost Medicare and Medicaid health programs $142 million, according to a new Senate subcommittee report, which called the company’s actions a way of taking advantage of the worst drug overdose crisis in US history. Senators Rob Portman of Ohio and Tom Carper of Delaware said in the report, published last week, that Kaleo, Inc. “exploited the opioid crisis by increasing the price of its naloxone drug EVZIO by more than 600 percent [Read More]

Scientists: Weak Ocean Circulation Could Signify Incoming Mini Ice Age

November 30, 2018@8:45 PM TFP Editor 0

Authored by Mac Slavo via, A weak circulation of ocean waters in the North Atlantic could signify that a mini ice age is just around the corner.  Scientists have discovered the weakening currents look similar to those that happened right before the Little Ice Age, a cold spell observed between about 1600 and 1850 AD. During the Little Ice Age, the Baltic Sea, along with many of the lakes and rivers in Europe froze over. And new and recent studies are showing that the currents [Read More]

U.S. House race in limbo after North Carolina voter fraud claims

November 30, 2018@8:27 PM TFP Editor 0

Nov 30 (Reuters) – North Carolina’s board of elections on Friday declined to certify Republican Mark Harris’ apparent victory in a U.S. House of Representatives race, calling instead for a public hearing to investigate claims of voter fraud and irregularities. Harris edged Democrat Dan McCready by 905 votes in the Nov. 6 congressional election. But the validity of hundreds of mail-in absentee ballots from a rural county has been called into question, the elections board said on Twitter. The board voted 7-2 to hold a [Read More]

Energy Transfer Announces Binding Open Season for the Mariner East Pipeline System

November 30, 2018@8:11 PM TFP Editor 0

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Energy Transfer LP (NYSE: ET) today announced that its subsidiary, Sunoco Pipeline L.P. (“Sunoco Pipeline”), launched a binding open season to solicit shipper commitments for transportation service of C3+ from the Marcellus/Utica play in Pennsylvania to destination facilities in Claymont, Delaware and Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania, through the Mariner East pipeline system. The open season will allow Sunoco Pipeline to take advantage of new opportunities to add additional product commitments to the pipeline, which is nearing completion. Open Season Process The open season commenced at 3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on November 30, [Read More]

G20 Summit, Top Agenda Item: Bye-Bye American Empire

November 30, 2018@8:05 PM TFP Editor 0

Authored by Finian Cunningham via The Strategic Culture Foundation, The G20 summits are nominally about how the world’s biggest national economies can cooperate to boost global growth. This year’s gathering – more than ever – shows, however, that rivalry between the US and China is center stage. Zeroing in further still, the rivalry is an expression of a washed-up American empire desperately trying to reclaim its former power. There is much sound, fury and pretense from the outgoing hegemon – the US – but the [Read More]

North Korean soldier defects to South: South's military

November 30, 2018@8:02 PM TFP Editor 0

SEOUL (Reuters) – A North Korean soldier defected to South Korea on Saturday, the South Korean military said, but there were no unusual movements by North Korea’s military in response. The North Korean soldier was spotted moving toward South Korea, and then crossed over a military demarcation line separating the two sides, the South’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said in a statement. The defection took place after the two Koreas removed guard posts along the border in an effort to build trust on the [Read More]

America Needs A New National Strategy

November 30, 2018@7:25 PM TFP Editor 0

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, A productive national Strategy would systemically decentralize power and capital rather than concentrate both in the hands of a self-serving elite. If you ask America’s well-paid punditry to define America’s National Strategy, you’ll most likely get the UNESCO version: America’s national strategy is to support a Liberal Global Order (LGO) of global cooperation on the environment, trade, etc. and the encouragement of democracy, a liberal order that benefits all by providing global security and avenues for cooperation. This [Read More]