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It is incomprehensible that drug companies ....

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Crabtownboy, Dec 15, 2015.

  1. Salty

    Salty 20,000 Posts Club

    Apr 8, 2003
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    Could it be that the government subsidizes the the research and development of drugs?

    Did find this story
  2. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy Well-Known Member
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    Feb 12, 2008
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    That would be another reason for lower prices here. If the government subsidized the R&D then we the people have already helped the drug companies.

    When Medicare D was put together the Republicans insisted that a no bargaining clause be included in the law. This leaves the pricing totally up to the company and we see how prices have increased. Other countries bargain with the drug companies and they pay much less. Not only that, but it would save the government tons of money in insurance payments also

    I know a woman who has to have a powerful pain medication to be able to function. It costs $1,400 for a 90 day supply here. She can go to Costa Rica and buy a years supply of the same medication for $300. Seems our government congressmen and women who are supposed to represent our interests would do something to lower prices here. The drug companies have bee reporting record profits.
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