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$100 to vaccinate a family of 4 against swine flu?

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posted on Oct, 11 2009 @ 11:02 PM
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Swine flu vaccine reviewed:

I've seen prices for swine flu vaccines range from $20 - $30, with the average being $24.99 per dose.

Some vendors are advertising on google pay per click while others are using old forms of marketing like newspaper advertisments and store front signage.

I haven't seen any pharmacuetical commercials telling me to ask my doctor about the swine flu vaccine yet. I'm looking forward to those. They tend to be quite funny to watch.

Overall I consider the cost to vaccinate a family of 4 to be excessive especially in todays troubled economy. Due to the cost involved I would steer clear of the vaccine and instead look at cheaper natural alternative remedies.

Give this one a pass and invest in a disposable mask instead.





[edit on 11-10-2009 by In nothing we trust]




posted on Oct, 11 2009 @ 11:04 PM
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It's better that they have a price tag on them, that way it doesn't attract people who can't afford it.
Alberta's Swine Flu Vaccine is for free. But someone can have mine if they want, at no charge.

[edit on 11-10-2009 by Shrukin89]



posted on Oct, 11 2009 @ 11:11 PM
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Seems pretty cheap. A funeral and burial for a family of 4 runs between $44,000-60,000.



posted on Oct, 11 2009 @ 11:13 PM
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Originally posted by stevegmu
Seems pretty cheap. A funeral and burial for a family of 4 runs between $44,000-60,000.


Cremation is cheaper and probably the way to go with an infectious disease don't you think?

[edit on 11-10-2009 by In nothing we trust]



posted on Oct, 11 2009 @ 11:28 PM
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Well, that is interesting.

I was working in a Dr's office recently and the seasonal flu vaccine was $35 if you had no insurance and $5 if you had insurance. Can you say 'making a buck'? They ran out in the short time I was there.

Normally insurance has an agreement with Dr's office's they they can only charge what the insurance pays and the customer/client is not required to pay any additional fee.



posted on Oct, 11 2009 @ 11:38 PM
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Originally posted by liveandlearn

I was working in a Dr's office recently and the seasonal flu vaccine was $35 if you had no insurance and $5 if you had insurance.


So if you are a cash customer you pay 700% more for the same vaccine as an insured customer?

What a rip off.



posted on Oct, 11 2009 @ 11:42 PM
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The insurance pays the difference.



posted on Oct, 11 2009 @ 11:42 PM
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Yes, I totally agree, $24.99 does seem like a rather unreasonably steep price to put on a humons head, particularly while there is such a huge surplus of excess humons roaming the planet, but hey, think of how much your family will appreciate knowing that YOU believe they are actually worth it, even though they may not be. Humons love living a lie, so splurge a little, make that shot their xmas gift this year, and tell them they are worth it.


Seriously though, this all seems like how the computer anti-virus software industry operates. By day, they write anti-virus software applications. By night, they create the viruses that keep them employed during the day.

Is it any wonder why something called SWINE flu is able to also infect humons. There must be some close genetic relationship between humons and pigs that makes this possible in those humons that are susceptible to this virus (lol). I often find myself wishing that future children born to those that receive these shots end up giving birth to kids with short curly tails and big stub noses, ha, that would be a funny TEACH moment.



posted on Oct, 11 2009 @ 11:52 PM
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What's a humon?



posted on Oct, 11 2009 @ 11:53 PM
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Originally posted by stevegmu
reply to post by In nothing we trust
 


The insurance pays the difference.


So insurance companies are paying out the $30 difference?

I doubt their paying that much out. I would suspect they are paying out .40 cents on the dollar or about $12.

vaccine vendor gets $12 (from insurance) + $5 (From guppy) = $17

I bet thier cost is more like .75 cents/dose + labor to install doseage

Thier labor costs run fairly high, but I'm sure their profit margin is still pretty good.

Profit margin on uninsured cash customers is higher.

[edit on 11-10-2009 by In nothing we trust]



posted on Oct, 11 2009 @ 11:56 PM
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In my opinion, this particular year, they are making a profit on fear.



posted on Oct, 11 2009 @ 11:57 PM
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I think the vaccine in the US costs $20/dose.

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posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 12:07 AM
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Originally posted by stevegmu
I think the vaccine in the US costs $20/dose.

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I think thats retail cost, not wholesale cost.

An interesting excerpt from the article.



"Sinovac says it has the capacity to produce up to 30 million doses of swine flu vaccine in a year, while Hualan said it can make 160 million doses," the AP reports. The article also includes information about quality concerns that could arise if China were to export vaccines.

www.medicalnewstoday.com...


Some versions of the vaccine may carry a manufactured in China label on them.



posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 12:21 AM
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Originally posted by liveandlearn
In my opinion, this particular year, they are making a profit on fear.


The media hypes up the fear and wall street backed pharmecutical companies pump out the miracle remedy to alleviate the fear.

Except now the scheme is bigger this year. This year they are trying to get all the countries involved to pump up profits.

The chinese are quick learners. By 2012 they'll have 50 vaccine factories pumping out 6 billion vaccines at cut throat rates.

[edit on 12-10-2009 by In nothing we trust]



posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 01:14 AM
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It's all about extortion type profit for Big Pharm. The vaccines are no different.
Do you enjoy being gouged by the Drug Pushers? Has anyone noticed that there are no longer any campaigns that proclaim "DON'T DO DRUGS"


Celebrex:100 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets): $130.27
Cost of general active ingredients: $0.60
Percent markup: 21,712%


Claritin:10 mg
Consumer Price (100 tablets): $215.17
Cost of general active ingredients: $0.71
Percent markup: 30,306%


Keflex:250 mg
Consumer Price (100 tablets): $157.39
Cost of general active ingredients: $1.88
Percent markup: 8,372%


Lipitor:20 mg
Consumer Price (100 tablets): $272.37
Cost of general active ingredients: $5.80
Percent markup: 4,696%


Norvasc:10 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets): $188.29
Cost of general active ingredients: $0.14
Percent markup: 134,493%


Paxil:20 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets): $220.27
Cost of general active ingredients: $7.60
Percent markup: 2,898%


Prevacid:30 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets): $44.77
Cost of general active ingredients: $1.01
Percent markup: 34,136%


Prilosec: 20 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets): $360.97
Cost of general active ingredients $0.52
Percent markup: 69,417%


Prozac:20 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets) : $247.47
Cost of general active ingredients: $0.11
Percent markup: 224,973%


Tenormin:50 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets): $104.47
Cost of general active ingredients: $0.13
Percent markup: 80,362%


Vasotec:10 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets): $102.37
Cost of general active ingredients: $0.20
Percent markup: 51,185%


Xanax:1 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets) : $136.79
Cost of general active ingredients: $0.024
Percent markup: 569,958%


Zestril:20 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets) $89.89
Cost of general active ingredients $3.20
Percent markup: 2,809%


Zithromax:600 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets): $1,482.19
Cost of general active ingredients: $18..78
Percent markup: 7,892%


Zocor:40 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets): $350.27
Cost of general active ingredients: $8.63
Percent markup: 4,059%

Zoloft:50 mg
Consumer price: $206.87
Cost of general active ingredients: $1..75
Percent markup: 11,821%



[edit on 12-10-2009 by Muundoggie]



posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 01:18 AM
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You have left out all the costs of research, testing and trials, advertising, packaging, and the biggest one of all- money set aside to cover the cost of future lawsuits. That 2nd pill may only cost $2, but the first costs $500, or so million. The last pill another $500 or so million for judgements and payouts.



posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 01:23 AM
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They just LOVE people like you. You've been totally brainwashed. Or have I mis-interpreted your response to my post?
We don't need their patented drugs. But you will not understand this.
I forgot to add. Why do they need to set money aside if these wonderful drugs have been tested and determined to be safe? Why do they spend millions of dollars asking you to ask your doctor(pusher) if "X DRUG" is right for you? Doctors and Big Pharma are only interested in managing your problem for the rest of your life. Eat properly and don't put toxic chemical laden substances on and in your body.




[edit on 12-10-2009 by Muundoggie]



posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 01:38 AM
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Oh, I don't take any prescriptions, but I do have a friend who is a pharmaceutical rep. I'm surprised there are any pharmaceutical companies left in the US anymore. I imagine a day will come when all prescriptions and vaccines come from India or Chine. Good luck with those.
You do know generics are clones of brand-name products, correct? Without the brand-name products, there wouldn't be any generics. Someone still has to spend the time and money developing new drugs.



posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 01:38 AM
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It's much cheaper just finding someone who has the swine flu and pay them to cough in your face. They might even do it for free.



posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 01:43 AM
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Nothing is completely safe for everyone who takes it. People suffer siide-effects with placebos. There will always be lawsuits, and juries who don't know better who will award huge judgements against companies which have been demonized.
Doctors are so worried about lawsuits, they overprescribe medication, so they won't get sued if their patient dies and it is determined a medication would have helped.



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