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    [–] Cancer drug price rises 15-fold as owner raises cost for ninth time in four years Redditsoldestaccount 3 points ago in worldnews

    I'm saying that if actual market forces (like the government using its purchasing power as it is, in fact, part of the market) were allowed to work we wouldn't have runaway monopolies like we see today. There can be a symbiotic relationship between government and business, and there needs to be one in this market especially because of the inelastic demand for healthcare.

    [–] Cancer drug price rises 15-fold as owner raises cost for ninth time in four years Redditsoldestaccount 2 points ago in worldnews

    In this specific instance yes, you're correct and I don't disagree! My comment was more related to the general trend of Pharmaceutical companies price gouging Americans

    [–] How the Pharmaceutical Industry co-opted Health Care reform Redditsoldestaccount 1 points ago in conspiracy

    SS- This thorough, well-sourced 5 page article lays out the timeline for how Big Pharma lobbyists bribed legislators into not allowing Medicare to use its market power to negotiate with drug companies. With all the news about Pharma jacking up prices this should be a must read so that one can understand how we got here.

    [–] Cancer drug price rises 15-fold as owner raises cost for ninth time in four years Redditsoldestaccount 15 points ago in worldnews

    But if health care reform hadn't been co-opted by the pharmaceutical industry, specifically by restricting Medicare from negotiating drug prices with Pharma, Valeant would not be able to charge those exorbitant rates

    [–] Cancer drug price rises 15-fold as owner raises cost for ninth time in four years Redditsoldestaccount 11 points ago * (lasted edited 11 hours ago) in worldnews

    My point is they own the regulators and therefore set the price at whatever they want because they have no fear of retribution from the regulators.

    Edit From the article- Tauzin became the poster child of Washington’s mercenary culture. He crafted a bill to provide prescription drug access to Medicare recipients, one that provided major concessions to the pharmaceutical industry. Medicare would not be able to negotiate for lower prescription drug costs and reimportation of drugs from first world countries would not be allowed. A few months after the bill passed, Tauzin announced that he was retiring from Congress and would be taking a job helming PhRMA for a salary of $2 million.

    [–] Cancer drug price rises 15-fold as owner raises cost for ninth time in four years Redditsoldestaccount 15 points ago * (lasted edited 2 hours ago) in worldnews

    Medicare part D made this technically legal by allowing the pharmaceutical companies to charge the "market price" for a drug. But when you have the only drug on the market like the top comment about Syprine (owned by Valeant), the pharmaceutical company can essentially charge whatever it wants. Former Louisiana Congressman Billy Tauzin's involvement with the passing of Medicare Part D and his subsequent $2 million a year job with the lobbying firm PhRMA raises some questions...

    [–] We’re witnessing the fastest decline in Arctic sea ice in at least 1,500 years Redditsoldestaccount 1 points ago in worldnews

    Problem is the military contractors make huge campaign donations and expect favors in return while the people in Flint don't have the resources to compete. Cash is king

    [–] Guest is cut off on news show when she attempts to bring up psychotropic drugs as a factor in the Florida shooting... Redditsoldestaccount 3 points ago in conspiracy

    The media is all corporately owned. They make way too much $$$ in ad revenue from their Big Pharma customers.

    Exactly, think of the age range of the average Fox viewer and then watch the commercials; one in three is a pharma advertisement as older people are more likely to be medicated. Fox can't bite the hand that feeds them.

    This is how censorship works in the United States, through corporate loopholes and demonetization

    [–] In Leaked Chats, WikiLeaks Discusses Preference for GOP Over Clinton, Russia, Trolling, and Feminists They Don’t Like Redditsoldestaccount 0 points ago in worldnews

    He doesn't make the journalists at the Intercept tow his line, just look at James Risen's latest Trump piece. The publication attempts to be reasonable and objective without pushing any particular ideology which is why I read it. Also, the diversity of opinion of its staff is what makes its content great.

    [–] Gunfire Erupts at a School. Leaders Offer Prayers. Children Are Buried. Repeat. Redditsoldestaccount 1 points ago in politics

    Maybe we should be asking why is it that so many people in this country are on psych meds, you know the ones that may cause suicide? What is it about our society that is not conducive with natural human behavior? We need to address the root causes, not the symptoms

    There is a disconnect somewhere. 1 in 6 Americans are on psychiatric drugs. This guy was on psych meds and so was the vegas shooter.

    "It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society"

    [–] Pro-Gun Russian Bots Flood Twitter After Parkland Shooting Redditsoldestaccount 9 points ago in worldnews

    "You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass."- Japanese Admiral Yamamoto before WW2

    Russian bot accusation incoming...

    [–] Irish based drugmaker has put a price tag of almost $3,000 on a bottle of two-in-one painkillers that can be bought separately for $36 Redditsoldestaccount 13 points ago in worldnews

    This is a common practice by pharmaceutical companies to gouge insurance companies and it only leads to the patient getting screwed over. A drug called Duexis is another example

    [–] Wikileaks Chat Leaks Redditsoldestaccount 3 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago) in conspiracy

    That's just the only English airport I knew by name, used it reflexively. I just remember a clear pattern of events that week.

    Edit- Regardless of opinions on Assange, the leaks published have always been authentic if I'm not mistaken

    [–] Wikileaks Chat Leaks Redditsoldestaccount 15 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago) in conspiracy

    I'm still not sure what happened, but if I'm entertaining this theory, he was flown to that random airport outside of Raleigh, NC. There was a flight tracker post about it the same day as the chemical attacks on a London airport and some Glaxosmithkline plane flew from Heathrow to a random airport in NC if I remember correctly.

    Internet cut

    Swat raid

    "Chemical attack" at London airport

    Weird flight tracker post to NC

    Edit- not heathrow, city of London

    [–] Israeli Justice minister: Israel must keep Jewish majority even at the expense of human rights, adding that the word “equality” was very general and the court could take it “very far'. She reportedly backed "equal rights to all citizens but not equal national rights" Redditsoldestaccount 2 points ago in worldnews

    Palestinian activists won't care and will still blame all of israel because they're simplistic, naive people who fall for emotional argumentation

    Generalization of an entire population based on race? Ok google-

    "rac·ism ˈrāˌsizəm/Submit noun prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one's own race is superior.

    the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races."

    [–] Christopher Steele is a hero – and Americans owe him their thanks Redditsoldestaccount 10 points ago in politics

    Next week on r/politics "James Clapper is a hero, let's thank him for always being honest with the American people"