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  •  Coordinated? Restraint of Trade? (2+ / 0-)
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    Lashe, yaque

    If multiple companies, makers of generics and brand name drugs - i.e. different companies, are simultaneously underproducing common drugs, it begs the question of how this could be without coordination.  Those manufacturing schedules are set well in advance.  If multiple manufacturers are coordinating shortages, how could this be something other than a restraint of trade?  Is that still illegal?

    •  End-stage capitalism is indistinguishable from (1+ / 0-)
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      end-stage totalitarianism, except that The Business is The State rather than The State being The Business.

      In practice it makes no difference. And we're getting much too close.

      If it's
      Not your body,
      Then it's
      Not your choice
      And it's
      None of your damn business!

      by TheOtherMaven on Tue Apr 24, 2012 at 08:40:10 AM PDT

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    •  mutiple manufacturers? (0+ / 0-)

      With so many companies merging and yet keeping the former company's names, it may not be a coordinated shortage, just one company doing it to get their profits higher.

      Two quotes I wish to live by "Strength and Honor" (Gladiator) and "Do or Do Not, There is no Try" (SW-ESB).

      by SQD35R on Tue Apr 24, 2012 at 08:43:50 AM PDT

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      •  Generics and brand name (0+ / 0-)

        My physician sister and my pharmacist have independently told me that generics and brand name drugs are manufactured by different companies and therefore to beware of different side effects associated with things like different fillers.  I suppose that it is at least as likely that the restriction is in the distribution network(s).

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