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"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Shorter Pharma Sis: "Not My Fault That We Can Get Away With Price-Gouging!"

That's the short version of her whiny-ass excuse: Because there is no formal price controls on pharmaceuticals, Pharma Sis and her company of pharmacological pirates are not to blame for finding an old and established product and then hiking the fuck out of the prices.

Right. It's not her fault.

That's somewhere between the old "Toyota Defense"* and the "she asked for it" defense that frat-boy (and other) rapists have been using for decades.

Well, we can fix that, if we had the political will in this country. But with about 90& of the Senate and House in thrall to the money of the Oligarchy, it's not going to be fixed anytime soon.

Almost laughable:
Former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders also tweeted that the price increase is unreasonable.

"There's no reason an EpiPen, which costs Mylan just a few dollars to make, should cost families more than $600," he tweeted.
Sure there's a reason, and it's one of the oldest in the book: Avarice. If you were staggering through the desert, mad with thirst, Pharma Sis would probably be happy to sell you a half-liter bottle of tap water. For a thousand bucks, that is.
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* "He asked for it, he got it."

2 comments:

Sevesteen said...

The solution isn't to dictate what they do, the solution is to end the BS rules that gives them an effective monopoly. The drug itself costs about a dime. The patent for the mechanicals expired a long time ago. It's almost entirely FDA rules that prevent competitive devices from being used. Fixing that part of the system would fix the last couple of versions of this greedy behavior, as well as the next ones.

montag said...

There is an alternative for much less that uses a slightly different system to deliver the same drug. Adrenaclick

Or if you are close enough to the border, drive to Canada.

http://vitals.lifehacker.com/adrenaclick-is-a-cheaper-alternative-to-the-epipen-1785655358