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  •  you're an idiot too (0+ / 0-)

    taxpayers subsidize the creation of new drugs in this country. Government funded research is responsible for a good portion of actual new drugs that hit the market. Also, we need the power to tell doctors and insurance companies not to prescribe the name brand drugs that cost so much and instead prescribe the generic drug that does the same thing and is much cheaper.

    And, in a perfect world the health care industry as a whole would be not for profit.

    "Basically, I have two speeds.... Hostile or smart-ass. Your choice."

    by jbou on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 12:18:26 PM PDT

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    •  More insults? (0+ / 0-)

      Is that all you are capable of doing?
      Obviously - yes.
      So I need to talk to you in your language.
      You are an ignorant moron,and your simplistic asinine explanations are based on stupidity and hyperbole. You have no clue as to what you are spouting off.
      None.

      "Oh no...you changed your hair color? It's just so dark. You like it? And with your skin tone?" My Beloved Mom, December 25 2007, once again on notice.

      by Christin on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 12:31:18 PM PDT

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      •  have you read how... (1+ / 0-)
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        much the government subsidizes drug research? I have, but yo seem to think that the free market somehow funds research and development of drugs. You seem to think it is okay for companies to profit from people being ill, I don't. In the rest of the industrialized world they have a not for profit health care system why can't we? I deal with reality, and if you don't like being called an idiot don't act like one. Do some reading and actually know what the fuck you're talking about.

        a detailed study by Dr Marcia Angell, the former editor of the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, says that only 14 per cent of their budgets go on developing drugs - usually at the uncreative final part of the drug-trail. The rest goes on marketing and profits. And even with that puny 14 per cent, drug companies squander a fortune developing "me-too" drugs - medicines that do exactly the same job as a drug that already exists, but has one molecule different, so they can take out a new patent, and receive another avalanche of profits

        "Basically, I have two speeds.... Hostile or smart-ass. Your choice."

        by jbou on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 12:43:45 PM PDT

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