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Drug Goes From $13.50 a Tablet to $750, Overnight

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posted on Sep, 23 2015 @ 06:26 AM
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Martin Shkreli is the founder and chief executive of Turing Pharmaceuticals, which raised the price of the drug Daraprim to $750 a tablet from $13.50.

“This isn’t the greedy drug company trying to gouge patients, it is us trying to stay in business,” Mr. Shkreli said. He said that many patients use the drug for far less than a year and that the price was now more in line with those of other drugs for rare diseases.



Specialists in infectious disease are protesting a gigantic overnight increase in the price of a 62-year-old drug that is the standard of care for treating a life-threatening parasitic infection.

The drug, called Daraprim, was acquired in August by Turing Pharmaceuticals, a start-up run by a former hedge fund manager. Turing immediately raised the price to $750 a tablet from $13.50, bringing the annual cost of treatment for some patients to hundreds of thousands of dollars.







Turing’s price increase is not an isolated example. While most of the attention on pharmaceutical prices has been on new drugs for diseases like cancer, hepatitis C and high cholesterol, there is also growing concern about huge price increases on older drugs, some of them generic, that have long been mainstays of treatment.



I do have a problem with old medicine shooting through the roof, cause of the term "free market"
Do you agree or disagree?

This man is trying to pocket,nothing more nothing less.




posted on Sep, 23 2015 @ 06:35 AM
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sorry but this was already posted here



posted on Sep, 23 2015 @ 06:38 AM
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originally posted by: Dr UAE
sorry but this was already posted here


Correct... and thanks

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