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    Re: How big pharma rips us off

    Quote Originally Posted by aociswundumho View Post
    There's no patent system to grant government-enforced monopolies under capitalism.
    Everything is patented, so yes, there is obviously a patent system.
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    Re: How big pharma rips us off

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    That's like Epipen, though, right? Insulin is relatively cheap, but they made an injection mechanism and then sell it for significantly more.

    Trump said he'd do something about prescription drug prices, I thought that would be nice and one piece in the puzzle to get medical care prices under control. But I haven't seen much of an impact on that yet.
    Trump doesn't understand healthcare.. so its not surprising he doesn't have an answer that works.

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    Re: How big pharma rips us off

    Trump does not care about drug prices. If he did, he would want to drastically increase Medicare Part D funding.
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    Re: How big pharma rips us off

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Donkey View Post
    Trump does not care about drug prices. If he did, he would want to drastically increase Medicare Part D funding.
    Doing so might help the patient, but wouldn't help curb the soaring cost of drugs. Big pharma is ripping us off. One way they rip us off is by combining two different generic drugs that cost a few cents each, and selling the result as a "new" drug for hundreds of dollars a month. The public lets them get away with it because the costs are hidden by government subsidies. Then, they claim that the money they make is going into research and development, that the US is the only one developing new drugs, and if we don't let them have their outrageous profiteering from already known medications, there won't be any more progress in developing new ones. Meanwhile, most of the money they spend is spent on advertising and marketing. All you have to do is turn on the TV a few minutes to see a commercial touting some overly expensive medication or other, and you'll see what they're really spending on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    Trump said he was going to fix drug prices.

    It's getting worse on his watch, not better.
    Everything trump said was just to get elected.

    People need to stop acting like it's a surprise he lied, and recognize it was all lies as far as he's concerned. Instead, mock his supporters when they refer to his promising something. 'LOL ya, like fixing drug prices? Raising taxes on the rich? Getting lobbyists out of the government?'

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    Re: How big pharma rips us off

    Quote Originally Posted by Craig234 View Post
    Everything trump said was just to get elected.

    People need to stop acting like it's a surprise he lied, and recognize it was all lies as far as he's concerned. Instead, mock his supporters when they refer to his promising something. 'LOL ya, like fixing drug prices? Raising taxes on the rich? Getting lobbyists out of the government?'
    What? You mean you don't think Mexico will pay for the wall???
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