Ralph talks to old pal Dr. Sid Wolfe about the prescription drugs you should immediately stop taking and how Medicare Plan D has been paying needlessly high prices for the drugs you should be taking. We also hear from journalist and author Alyssa Katz about the US Chamber of Commerce’s perverse idea of patriotism.
Salon political columnist Bill Curry joins us again to analyze Hillary Clinton’s announcement for President and Dr. Helene Z. Hill tells us about her fourteen year odyssey to reform the system for blowing the whistle on medical research fraud. Plus, Ralph answers more of your FaceBook questions.
We could call this the “peace and love” show with our guest Colman McCarthy explaining how he teaches peace and Ralph later quizzing Steve and David about love. In between, we discuss Mitch McConnell courting Democrats, Elizabeth Warren declaring war against Big Pharma; and Ralph wraps it all up with a poem.
Ralph interviews slip and fall expert, Russell Kendzior; we discuss more abuses of the First Amendment; we talk about the pharmaceutical industry’s responsibility in the Ebola outbreak; Ralph pays tribute to former Washington Post executive editor, the late Ben Bradlee; and more listener questions.
This week we talk to a citizen activist from Minnesota about Medicaid fraud and Ralph gets on the case. We also discuss what new technology is doing to our children, the warning Larry Summers gave Elizabeth Warren, and why runway models don’t smile.
In this episode, Ralph believes California Governor Jerry Brown still harbors presidential ambitions, tells the FDA how they should store their dangerous microbes, excoriates Big Pharma once again for overpricing, and weighs in on the Washington “Redskins controversy.”
Live from Washington DC, Ralph Nader introduces us to Dr. Sidney Wolfe, his compatriot in taking on the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Wolfe is the co-founder and director of Public Citizen’s Health Research Group, a consumer and health advocacy lobbying organization. Among his numerous books, Dr. Wolfe is the author of Worst Pills, Best Pills: A Consumer’s Guide to Avoiding Drug-Induced Death or Illness. Please visit worstpills.org for more information. Chapters: 00: Ralph Meets Sid 10:00 Worst Pills/Best Pills 19:00 Drug Advertising 25:30 Darvon 28:30 Dangerous Diabetes Drugs 41:00 The Problem with Pain Relievers 47:00 The Real Meaning of Heroin 48:35 Street […]
In this inaugural episode of the Ralph Nader Radio Hour, Ralph talks about his old nemesis, General Motors, once again getting called on the carpet. How conservatives and liberals should come together to raise the minimum wage. Whether young people should sign up for Obamacare. The situation in Ukraine. Missile defense. And whether the Yankees’ Derek Jeter is a worthy successor to his boyhood hero, Lou Gehrig. Links: www.nader.org www.singlepayeraction.org www.ronunz.org www.leagueoffans.org Chapters: 00: General Motors Scandal 15:00 Youth and the Limitations of Obamacare 30:00 Conservatives, Liberals, and the Minimum Wage; The Multiplier Effect; The War On Oil; Missile Defense […]