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Although prices are often justified by the high cost of drug development, there is no evidence of an association between research and development costs and prices; rather, prescription drugs are priced in the United States primarily on the basis of what the market will bear.
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: Puppylove
So, let me get this straight. What you are basically saying is that the control program is working perfectly? That it is working so well that your universities can find a way to PROVE that the drug companies are operating a powerful monopoly, and KILLING your citizens by over prescribing, by preventing the distribution of drugs that are better for people and cheaper too, and insisting that people either pay up or die from their ailments, and yet nothing will happen because there is a lot of information out there, too much of it?
I rather think the problem is straight laziness. You have to be a massive clod to allow the signal to be lost in the noise, no matter how noisy the space you are in may be.
originally posted by: infolurker
a reply to: dreamingawake
Yeah, this has been well known for years.
We pay hundreds for the exact same drug that cost pennies overseas because the FDA is in the pharmaceutical industry's pocket.
Legal Government Sanctioned Monopoly which shamelessly overcharges us because our government officials get kick-backs called campaign contributions.