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Ripley451 wrote:I guess now is a good time to say that the annual cost of the medication I'll be on is around Â£40-60k per year...............or about $23,555,000 given the current exchange rate
movrnotashakr wrote:We are just going to have to agree to disagree.
movrnotashakr wrote:I don't want to get too off topic, but I still don't agree and I'm not sorry I don't. However, I do agree with this statement. "Major pharmacutical corporations are in the buisiness to make money." They do get patents, but it is my understanding those patents don't last forever. That's why we have generic drugs as well, right?
Do you think they would be creating as many life saving drugs if they were doing it to break even? I just don't think that is the way things work. That may make them greedy and inhumane, but it also makes them human.
alienator wrote:What are we disagreeing about? Whether Ripley should get treatment? Yeah, I was on the fence for a while about that, what with him being a menace to society at large, but then I thought there might be some infinitessimally possibility that he might change and be less repulsive to humanity.
alienator wrote:Does the socialized medicine system cover any of that?
alienator wrote:Not to get too far off topic, but drug companies get 7 years of exclusivity with their patents. At least that was the idea behind the law. However with copious greasing of political wheels--as is common with the drug companies--these patents are extended for another 7 years.....and another 7 years....and another 7 years.
Fibre-Lyte wrote:There again, Ripleys health or a set of Lightweights for everyone, hmm, Lightweights it is then (sorry Loz!!)
Fibre-Lyte wrote:That nurse is rather fit as well...
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