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Tue Apr 26, 2016, 03:20 PM

Big Pharma's Massive Price-Gouging Campaign

"When did you become aware of the obscene prices the pharmaceutical industry is charging for drugs? For many it was when a smirking Martin Shkreli, founder of Turing Pharmaceuticals, testified on the Hill in February about his price hike of the antiparasitic drug Daraprim from $13.50 to $750, after which he called lawmakers "imbeciles" in a tweeted goodbye.

"For others it was the roll-out of Gilead Sciences hepatitis C drug Sovaldi in 2014 at $84,000 for a 12-week course of treatment...

"Pharma is fighting back. Its lobbying groups, PhRMA, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America and the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, or BIO. have launched a Washington, DC-focused campaign to keep lawmakers from legislating away its profit party...."

And they are spamming the Internet with an army of trolls making weak-kneed excuses for Big Pharma's abuses, and attacking non-toxic holistic health alternatives.

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/35390-ten-huge-drug-rip-offs-and-big-pharma-s-infuriating-campaign-to-keep-on-price-gouging

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Reply Big Pharma's Massive Price-Gouging Campaign (Original post)
AxionExcel Apr 2016 OP
annabanana Apr 2016 #1
JustABozoOnThisBus Apr 2016 #7
Major Nikon Apr 2016 #2
ProfessorGAC Apr 2016 #3
HuckleB Apr 2016 #4
ProfessorGAC Apr 2016 #5
rhett o rick Apr 2016 #6

Response to AxionExcel (Original post)

Tue Apr 26, 2016, 03:24 PM

1. It is getting harder and harder for them to "PR" their way out.

They are death dealers to the un-rich.

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Response to annabanana (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 26, 2016, 05:41 PM

7. They don't need to "PR" their way out.

They can (and did, for Medicare Part D) buy congress with promises of contributions and after-congress employment for members of congress and staff.

As long as congress is corrupt, big pharma will win.

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Response to AxionExcel (Original post)

Tue Apr 26, 2016, 03:25 PM

2. Must be the chemtrails

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Response to AxionExcel (Original post)

Tue Apr 26, 2016, 03:30 PM

3. I Saw Nothing In That Article. . .

. . .that offered proof about internet trolls. So, the author should have left that out. But, hard to find fault with the rest of the motive. The litany of gouging in that article is pretty depressing.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 26, 2016, 03:35 PM

4. Indeed.

Drug prices and pharmaceutical industry practices continue to be a big issue, especially in the US, where little has been done on the legislative side.

Alas, it is hard to take the OP seriously, as it also advocates for Big Placebo's scam "treatments." Any price for those is price gouging at its worst.

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Response to HuckleB (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 26, 2016, 03:42 PM

5. Good Catch Huck!

I should have caught that as well. Thanks

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Response to AxionExcel (Original post)

Tue Apr 26, 2016, 05:07 PM

6. They are big supporters of Clinton. nm

 

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