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Drug Goes From $13.50 a Tablet to $750, Overnight. More increases to come!

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posted on Sep, 21 2015 @ 06:12 PM
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a reply to: neo96

Toxoplasmosis isn't uncommon and it's deadly to anyone with a compromised immune system.

Hilarious right?




posted on Sep, 21 2015 @ 06:16 PM
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Fund raiser! is what it seems....
what are the other Drugs, this company has Jacked up 50 fold.

Someone should place a hex on the Company !

this should be unconstitutional..
or is there is a LOOP ! folks !

how many patents. On a paper Clip of Design ? how many brand of Flour ?
Not all the Same Ingredient
but does the Same Job.

The Meds .. a little change her and there
its all has to to with the formula of the ingredient!
just change it a little and add Something to it.

Folk we are talking about Plants aka Flora
there should be no Patent on a Natural Substance.

Its just what of the Measuring and the the Mix Ingredients.


so is the Main Ingredient of this $750 Medicine ( was 13.50 a Tab )
on some African Island Deep underground
and comes sprouting every 20 years ?
ohh the #ing insanity.. of this

So Now im going to have my MTN DEW then have a COKE COLA Later
and then a Monster.


just imagine all those healing potions and curing remedies ... Lost Gone !!
because of Religious persecution through out the the century's.
as some called it The Inquisition..




I like this Mystic Mushroom



Drug manufacturing is just chemistry, and chemistry is just cooking on a molecular level. If you have the right kitchen, the correct ingredients, cooks and recipe -- clone drugs or copies can be made for pennies on the dollar.



yup some well educated herbalist/ chemist will have to go Breaking Bad ,
for the Right Reasons.. underground network,

yup the Prohibition on Medicine will be Next!! .

Back to the basics of the Roaring 20's Thats Roaring 2020s I ment!



posted on Sep, 21 2015 @ 06:19 PM
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Most of the money spent on a drug is on marketing, not research.
The main problem is that there should be public laboratories and you can't let the market decide the price of something that is needed for you to survive. Nor you can let the government pay drugs because bribes will just let the price raise since you can't control the money and your taxes goes up. In a few words, we're #ed unless the society stops from teaching greed as the way to do business.

@neo
This drug isn't just for malaria, it's for toxoplasmosis which is rather common even in 1st world adn while it may not hurt you too much it's rather bad for pregnant women and deadly for people with AIDS.

and being a muslim doesn't require the capital and the knowhow behind a pharma company (nor to mention the bribes to approve your drugs)
So yes, BigPharma are inherently bad since they don't want you to die, but they don't want you to be healthy, it's just not in their interest (as thought from the society), it's not because they are evil.



posted on Sep, 21 2015 @ 06:26 PM
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originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: neo96

Toxoplasmosis isn't uncommon and it's deadly to anyone with a compromised immune system.

Hilarious right?


Yeah it is hilarious over 4 decades with thousands of mosquito bites.

Never had the 'need' for daraprim.

"I am rolling on the floor laughing my behind off hysterically.
edit on 21-9-2015 by neo96 because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 21 2015 @ 06:47 PM
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Big pharma has you, America. -Morpheus



posted on Sep, 21 2015 @ 06:47 PM
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originally posted by: CranialSponge
Americans are getting robbed blind by big pharmacy because they're being allowed to do so by your government's lack of price controls on drugs. They're allowing these corporate dogs to run wild with no leash attached.


It's not quite that simple unfortunately. What's happening is other nations aren't recognizing our drug patents, and they instead produce their own cheap generics. That means we can't sell our drugs on the world market, instead the profit and R&D money has to come entirely from the pockets of Americans since everyone else just uses generics.



posted on Sep, 21 2015 @ 06:56 PM
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I wonder how much it costs to remove a bullet from the brain of a corporate executive. Maybe somebody should find out.

Honestly folks, violent revolution worked once for this country. And nothing else seems to work now.
edit on 21-9-2015 by BiffWellington because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 21 2015 @ 07:00 PM
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a reply to: neo96

It doesn't come from mosquitoes, it comes from cats and under-cooked meats, mostly.



posted on Sep, 21 2015 @ 07:06 PM
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originally posted by: Aazadan

originally posted by: CranialSponge
Americans are getting robbed blind by big pharmacy because they're being allowed to do so by your government's lack of price controls on drugs. They're allowing these corporate dogs to run wild with no leash attached.


It's not quite that simple unfortunately. What's happening is other nations aren't recognizing our drug patents, and they instead produce their own cheap generics. That means we can't sell our drugs on the world market, instead the profit and R&D money has to come entirely from the pockets of Americans since everyone else just uses generics.


As was said earlier, you are correct, international patents and copyrights are not generally enforceable. I think that is what this TPP crap is all about, creating an international enforcement regimen.

I make the case that they aren't even nationally desirable and no "free trade" agreement should contain intellectual property restrictions or maintain monopolies through preferential enforcement.



posted on Sep, 21 2015 @ 07:11 PM
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a reply to: greencmp

I would think big money could be made if you could somehow create a pharmaceutical DRM-like system to prevent copies of a drug from being made.

Heck even Keruig figured out how to force people to use their specific branded K-cups. I bet that's coming though, only the original drug manufacturer will know some proprietary secret that enables only them to make the drug.



posted on Sep, 21 2015 @ 07:23 PM
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originally posted by: neo96

originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: neo96

Toxoplasmosis isn't uncommon and it's deadly to anyone with a compromised immune system.

Hilarious right?


Yeah it is hilarious over 4 decades with thousands of mosquito bites.

Never had the 'need' for daraprim.

"I am rolling on the floor laughing my behind off hysterically.



Toxoplasmosis is considered to be a leading cause of death attributed to foodborne illness in the United States. More than 60 million men, women, and children in the U.S. carry the Toxoplasma parasite, but very few have symptoms because the immune system usually keeps the parasite from causing illness.

However, women newly infected with Toxoplasma during pregnancy and anyone with a compromised immune system should be aware that toxoplasmosis can have severe consequences.
www.cdc.gov...



posted on Sep, 21 2015 @ 07:25 PM
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Capitalism at work!

I have a feeling this will get swept under the rug, and the American people will continue to bend over for these big corporations.

What are you going to do about it? You don't want to get the government involved, you're not a socialist are you?
edit on 21-9-2015 by muse7 because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 21 2015 @ 07:26 PM
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originally posted by: MystikMushroom
a reply to: greencmp

I would think big money could be made if you could somehow create a pharmaceutical DRM-like system to prevent copies of a drug from being made.

Heck even Keruig figured out how to force people to use their specific branded K-cups. I bet that's coming though, only the original drug manufacturer will know some proprietary secret that enables only them to make the drug.


It is certainly possible to encode a serial number into anything synthesized. But, as with serial copy management, the genetic equivalent of SCMS subcode could most likely be stripped about as easily.

I think the free exchange of scientific ideas should be allowed to continue and restrictions on products, therapies and techniques should be lifted. If you can keep the recipe for your secret sauce, all the power to you but, the state should not insulate competitors from competition.

Most people choose name brands for other reasons anyway.



posted on Sep, 21 2015 @ 07:30 PM
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Of all the things that big pharma rip us off with, this is the one instance that outrages everyone? Give me a break.



posted on Sep, 21 2015 @ 07:46 PM
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Btw, as medical marijuana becomes more and more mainstream, someone will inevitably do this with it too. It's been around long enough that the risks are more or less known. A drug company can put it through all the safety testing and validation with relatively little risk that it will fail and then patent it and start selling it.

And they can only do this because of the current FDA regulations. So this is partially government's fault that this is happening.
edit on 21-9-2015 by ketsuko because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 21 2015 @ 08:31 PM
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originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: neo96

It doesn't come from mosquitoes, it comes from cats and under-cooked meats, mostly.



CAT's ?

LOL really.



What is malaria? Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease caused by a parasite that commonly infects a certain type of mosquito which feeds on humans. People who get malaria are typically very sick with high fevers, shaking chills, and flu-like illness. Four kinds of malaria parasites infect humans: Plasmodium falciparum, P. vivax, P. ovale, and P. malariae. In addition, P. knowlesi, a type of malaria that naturally infects macaques in Southeast Asia, also infects humans, causing malaria that is transmitted from animal to human ("zoonotic" malaria). P. falciparum is the type of malaria that is most likely to result in severe infections and if not promptly treated, may lead to death. Although malaria can be a deadly disease, illness and death from malaria can usually be prevented.


www.cdc.gov...

Just stop please.



posted on Sep, 21 2015 @ 08:35 PM
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originally posted by: neo96

CAT's ?

LOL really.



What is malaria? ....


www.cdc.gov...

Just stop please.


What does malaria have to do with any of this?

mayoclinic


Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) is a single-celled parasitic organism that can infect most animals and birds. Because it reproduces only in cats, wild and domestic felines are the parasite's ultimate host.



posted on Sep, 21 2015 @ 08:39 PM
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a reply to: Dreamwatcher

Because the main use of Daraprim is MALARIA..

That's what.



posted on Sep, 21 2015 @ 08:51 PM
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a reply to: neo96

There are other antimalarial medications, so the malarial market is covered by other medications.

However, Toxoplasma can only be treated with a combination of Pyrimethamine and Sulfadiazine.

This is why Toxoplasma is what is mostly effected here and what the poster was referring to in your reply post.



posted on Sep, 21 2015 @ 09:39 PM
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A few more tidbits on Daraprim:


Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, an independent senator from Vermont, and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) drew Turing into an already ongoing congressional investigation into recent drug price increases, sending a letter on Monday asking for information about total gross revenues from sales of Daraprim; prices paid for all sales; the prices in foreign markets; and the identity of company official(s) responsible for setting the price.




John Carroll, the editor of Fierce Biotech, a daily newsletter about the industry, was one of the first to ask Turing chief executive Martin Shkreli directly to explain the move. In a hot-headed Twitter exchange over the weekend, Shkreli declined to provide additional information and instead launched into a series of personal attacks against Carroll -- calling him "irrelevant" and someone who doesn't "think logically."

Let's see if we can get a statement from @MartinShkreli. Martin, your co. just hiked the price of an old drug - new to you - by 5000%. Why?
— John Carroll (@JohnCFierce) September 20, 2015

@JohnCFierce You are such a moron.
— Martin Shkreli (@MartinShkreli) September 20, 2015


source

I hope that Martin Shkreli ends up rotting in prison!




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