Generics have been a salvation for Americans who struggle to pay the cost of brand name drugs. Yet while we are all grateful for affordable drugs, people often wonder about the enormous disparity in price between branded and generic drugs.
The accompanying resource sheds light on that question. One of the first things you may notice in the resource is that the patent process is long, complex, expensive — and seldom successful. Drug companies spend billions researching new drugs, most of which never hit the pharmacy shelves. Without patent protection — and the ability to charge high prices that goes along with that protection — drug manufacturers would never be able to recoup the investment they make in research and development. Without that R&D, we’d all be much worse off, medically speaking. (more…)
The barbecue industry continues to thrive in the United States. One of the largest influences on the success of this market has been the development of unique sauces to pair with barbecued meats. In fact, each year the United States is responsible for nearly $2 billion spent to develop barbecue sauces. This value doesn’t even consider the amount of sauces concocted at home that have been passed down for generations! (more…)
If you’ve always dreamed of working for yourself and have excellent attention to detail, a career as an event planner could be perfect for you. Sprreading the word about your business can be difficult, but once you have successfully thrown a few events, you will start to gain recognition and make a name for yourself. Here are three tips to help you get started. (more…)
If your family is planning a painting project for the home and need to use paint thinner, here are some things to consider. Paint thinner can be a dangerous and toxic product if not used and stored properly. The greatest threat it poses is on the lungs. Hydrocarbons found in the paint thinner can enter the lungs and cause serious damage to the throat and mouth. Those exposed have often shown symptoms of nausea and vomiting, and a harder time breathing. Heavy exposure has been known to cause brain and nerve damage in the most severe cases. (more…)
Many advancements have been made in the way that the water we encounter on a regular basis is filtered and decontaminated. However, despite these advancements, a number of families around the world are still exposed to contaminated water every year. Different viruses, bacteria and parasites can infiltrate our surrounding bodies of water which in turn can seep into our homes’ water sources. For this reason, it’s imperative to follow the best practices and invest in treatment processes that ensure your family is receiving uncontaminated water at home. (more…)