POLITICS Drug Prices

Discussion in 'Politicants' started by Indy, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. Indy

    Indy Irrational and hormonal

  2. JayVols

    JayVols Walleye Catchin' Moderator

    One of my meds has increased from $1,200 to over $8,000/ month.

    Same drug. Same delivery method.

    And I'm kinda lucky compared to others.
     
  3. NorrisAlan

    NorrisAlan Super Moderator

    That is total bullshit.
     
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  4. kmf600

    kmf600 Has VIP access/energy vampire

    By testifying, you mean they try to burn each other, then nothing changes? I'm tired of the same old shit
     
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  5. zehr27

    zehr27 8th's VIP

    That makes me sick. Drug prices have gotten out of control.
     
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  6. IP

    IP Grusader Knight Errant of the 8th Order

    And the excuses are demented.
     
  7. JayVols

    JayVols Walleye Catchin' Moderator

    They really have. It's greed on a vulgar scale.
     
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  8. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    It's insane. I'm okay with a pill that cost .50 cents to make costing me say, a dollar. You got to make money and cover all the bullshit that goes along with developing medicine. I get it.

    But if you're charging me 100 bucks a pill and costs you .50 cents to make you can go [uck fay] yourself.
     
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  9. JayVols

    JayVols Walleye Catchin' Moderator

    Preach, Brother Groves.
     
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  10. NorrisAlan

    NorrisAlan Super Moderator

    Or the grossest of gross, you have been charging $1 for 10 years and all of a sudden decide you need to charge $100.
     
  11. Indy

    Indy Irrational and hormonal

    How much does "all the bullshit that goes along with developing medicine" cost?
     
  12. JayVols

    JayVols Walleye Catchin' Moderator

    Just because they can.

    Stuff like this is why the popularity of universal coverage plans are rising rapidly. It's obvious they aren't willing to be good corporate citizens & govern themselves. People are tired of the bullshit. They are cutting their own throats by doing what you described.
     
  13. JayVols

    JayVols Walleye Catchin' Moderator

    Do any other industries grossly inflate the costs of existing products to pay for R&D? Does a car manufacturer jack up prices 1000% on sedans to fund development on a coupe? Did any jack up prices on any inventory they might hold of cars 10 model years old to guarantee profits when the new models come out?

    Companies are only assured of the opportunity to make a profit. Only insurance & drug companies, at least that I'm aware of, can manipulate prices to such a degree to guarantee profits with little to no options available to the consumer.

    At least that's how I read things.
     
  14. IP

    IP Grusader Knight Errant of the 8th Order

    and it was invented 50 years ago and was sold for a dollar 10 years ago before the original company sold the rights to it...

    what they are doing to diabetics is cruel.
     
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  15. NorrisAlan

    NorrisAlan Super Moderator

    They have you by the balls. You literally cannot live without their patented product.

    I can live without lobster and filet mignon and eat bologna. But I cannot live without that one and only health product. It is disturbing and morally bankrupt.
     
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  16. IP

    IP Grusader Knight Errant of the 8th Order

    this would be relevant if we were talking about new drugs, or at least ones only on the market in your lifetime.
     
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  17. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    It can be millions.
     
  18. Tenacious D

    Tenacious D The law is of supreme importance, or no importance

    This is morally wrong and represents a perfect opportunity for the government to act on behalf of its citizens in stopping it.

    See, these times do exist. They’re just rare.
     
  19. cpninja

    cpninja Member

    Being a moral company doesn't boost your stock price or hit profit projections quite as well as going for 5000% profit on a captive market
     
  20. NorrisAlan

    NorrisAlan Super Moderator

    Which is why we need an ethics revolution in the way we do business. I am not talking about regulations or more government, but an actual ethics revolution where profit is not seen as the sole and total existence of a company.
     
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