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Comment Re:Why is this bad?? (Score 1) 153

It's just like radio.

Sure, radio makes some money but they're really an advertising arm of the publishers. They expose people to things that they can then go and buy. They keep the publishers in business.

Some publishers even PAID for the privelege.

Google can just index everything else. They are the gateway for EVERYTHING, not just lame troll bait news organizations.

Comment Re:UK Cost of EpiPen (Score 2) 341

There is a government supplier of Epipens. The tech was originally developed for the military. So they have their own license. Epipens made for the Army are $50.

The private market supplier isn't just making a slight bit more profit. They're making 10x for a product that has been around for about 20 years already (if not longer).

This is more like aspirin than Gleevec.

Comment Re:Epinephrine cost per dose in about 50 cents (Score 1) 341

We have a Pharma CEO with a father that's a Senator. We have a set of conditions that seem terribly beneficial to a particular corporation. We have that corporation and it's CEO profiteering and acting like an old school robber baron.

Follow the money.

It looks as corrupt as hell.

Yeah, CFCs are a nice excuse to create a monopoly out of thin air.

Comment Re:Ban drug ad's like most developed nations do! (Score 1) 341

In the grand scheme of things, this is small potatoes. Companies get monopolies on drugs because they develop them and/or bear the costs of getting them tested and approved. This one just gets a lot of play because you can add a "but think of the children" angle to it. It is by far not the worst example.

On the other hand, the real stuff still needs to be developed. If idiots run amok like a bunch of rioting Frenchmen, the really interesting drugs may be collateral damage.

Comment Re:IP law has nothing to do with logic. (Score -1, Offtopic) 341

Without personal gain, shit just doesn't get done. You don't work for free. Why do you expect anyone else to.

As a real patient, I would rather the entire the entire industry not be destroyed either by crass idiots or morons with "good intentions".

The issue isn't that simple and there's a lot at stake that you're blissfully unaware of.

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