Drug price jumps from $20 to $1500

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  1. Recorderdude
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    All I have to say is fuck the FDA. Approving this commercial drug means pharmacies can't compound it anymore, therefore forcing this as the only option.

    This is a drug I (and all other men) will never use but imagine if they multiplied the price of diabetes or cancer drugs by 75 times. Shit would fly and a company or two would be burned to the ground. How the fuck can they allow this?
     


  2. Veho

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    So K-V Pharmaceutical has some sort of patent on that particular drug? How can they get a patent on a pre-existing drug? Am I missing something?
     
  3. Recorderdude
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    No, what happened is that this is the first prescription form of a drug traditionally compounded by pharmacies. If there is a prescription form of a drug, it is illegal to compound it. Therefore, until another company files their version of the product with the FDA, this will be the ONLY version of the drug women can legally get, so they can charge whatever the fuck they want for it. AKA, MONOPOLY.
     
  4. injected11

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    I'm aware it costs millions to get a drug through the FDA, but honestly, this kind of price hike is unacceptable. Gotta love how profits are more valuable than the health/lives of half a million infants a year. Capitalism can go suck an egg.
     
  5. Veho

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    That's absurd [​IMG]

    I really don't know what to say. It's mind-bogglingly stupid.
     
  6. Gamer4life

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    what does compounded mean
     
  7. Recorderdude
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    manufactured at a local pharmacy instead of by a big company.
     
  8. Schizoanalysis

    Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

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    Welcome to capitalism.
     
  9. Veho

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    Capitalism has nothing to do with it. Welcome to exploiting loopholes in laws that were meant to protect people.
     
  10. Gamer4life

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    ah ok thank you now that i know what it means i am even more angry
     
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    It only means there is now a generic version of the drug and you only need to know the name to get it dirt cheaper than buying the brand name of the same drug.
     
  12. Rogue_Syst3m

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    it means someone needs a raise and what better way to get it
     
  13. Law

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    I'm pretty sure it's capitalism when they realise they can sell a $20 shot for $1,500.
     
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    I suppose this is a matter compounded by said small scale operations having a turnover less than legal expenses of the company.

    Well if I ever get into the drug game I think I will have to cook "legal" drugs as this seems far more lucrative. Wonder if I could build a drug equivalent of a CNC or pick and place........

    Good to know US obstetrics and gynaecologists have some professional pride left as well- I know it is not strictly related but I am not a fan of some of the things I see happening over there.
     
  15. Saturnplanet5

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    Hmmm.... I think the term is piracy.
     
  16. Canonbeat234

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    If anyone saw the movie called 'Extraordinary Measures', this is the same incident that happen inside that movie. The FDA has to deem it safe by approval from them in order to place it into the market. The fuck'd up part is if you know how to make it and synthesis the compound then you can label it whatever you want. It can be sold as an illegal drug...

    Then again, this also means if women want a healthy baby then don't smoke and drink!
     
  17. Terminator02

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    piracy has nothing to do with it, this company just wants to make boatloads of cash
     
  18. The Phantom

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    this has very little to do with drug companies and everything to do with big government regulation, corrupt politicians, and a corrupt FDA. If there was less government regulation these things would not happen but hey lets fix this with a big Socialist government and lots of regulation and makr e things worse. This is all part of that mess of a 2000 page health care bill that democrats passed. The drug companies were brought in and payed off for their support. Is anyone really surprised that this happened? Get ready for more of the same.
     
  19. VashTS

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    this is population control. if you get pregnant and the baby is born premature, do what you can to save it, otherwise, try again, there was something wrong. sorry but thats life. my wife is pregnant and if we lose the baby that sucks move on and try again.
     
  20. MFDC12

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    i don't think you know what socialism is and that it has been around in our government for ages.
    "big pharma" has pretty much always been corrupt btw, the health care bill had nothing to do with this.

    please explain to me how this would be prevented with a smaller government, by the way?