|Quoting AGM100 (Reply 27):|
How can any sane doctor listen to these democrats and not be offended .... amazing.
How can any doctor or reasonable American look at the Republican/Health Insurance approach and not be offended . . . amazing!
|Quoting AGM100 (Reply 30):|
Simple ..they make policy without thinking about the hard cold stark realities of running a mutli billion dollar pharmaceutical corporation. Or what it takes to become a heart surgeon ...a brain surgeon or a pediatrician. It costs money ... time and lots of hard hard work . For them its just a provision in the bill for "doctor fix" .. no problem ..just put a doctor fix in the bill for$ 300 billion and see...we care .
Be very clear ...the people making up this policy do not give a crap about your health ...its all about central control ,central planning and power. Power over the growing dependent class in America ... and that is something Japan does not seem to have allot of .
Companies are able to be very successful in the pharma industry without ripping off the patients. Like other cost intensive industries (from oil to chip makers) the volume is the core support for success. International drug companies who act in an ethical manner have demonstrated profits are possible. If it wasn't then there would be no companies in the industry.
And, yes, it does cost money to develop someone into a skilled medical professional. And a lot of that money is in the form of tax dollars directed to education at all levels, including university and medical training. All public medical related training is supported with tax dollars, private universities and medical schools receive direct funding via grants of various types as well as research funding. And then, of course, there are private donations, many of which help fund those medical educations.
And, of course, that heart surgeon or brain surgeon had to start somewhere. The donated cadaver in the anatomy class is the first "volunteer" they work on. Training in public or indigent hospitals is where the experience and skills are developed. You don't go from med school graduate to world class heart surgeon in 3 months of residency.
The Doc Fix issue should be taken care of permanently. The law that requires it be addressed was more than ignorant and the costs for this year is a simple demonstration of how dumb and deceptive the politicians have been.
|Quoting LAXintl (Reply 33):|
Seems to me KV Pharmaceutical‘s is doing exactly right by marketing and pricing their drug.
you are one of the few who agree with them - they are backing down rather fast today with lower costs and additional ways to cut costs.
Their initial actions may, however, bring about a change in the laws that are "protecting" the company. The Republicans in the House certainly won't man up to look into this, but the Democrats in the Senate might just take a hard, public look at the company's actions - and the need to change the laws.
|Quoting LAXintl (Reply 35):|
So you want a manufacturers of goods such as pharmaceuticals to forgo an opportunity to make some money on their products due to some altruistic motive?
No one said they can't make a profit. What has caused a storm is that they are ripping the patients off with grossly overcharging for a product that was previously available for $10 to $20. Do you really believe that a $1,200 price tag for a $10 to $20 drug that can save lives is realistic? Do you really support those bums?
We obviously need changes to our orphan laws, providing reasonable profits and also providing clear punishment for those who rip off the public trust in this area.