Drug Companies Make A Killing By Killing People

The thugs running the drug companies need to be terminated w extreme prejudice, as the spooks used to say… just got a prescription that runs $1,200 p/m ($378.75 co-pay) that cost $25 p/m a few years ago and is still generally available world-wide for about $25~$35… it’s also on the WHO’s Essential Medicines list… these assholes are making a killing by killing people…

“The first sign of trouble came when Dr. Barry Lindenberg, a cardiologist, received a three-page insurance form in January, demanding he get preapproval to prescribe one of the oldest known heart medicines.

“His patient had been on the drug, digoxin, for many years. A mainstay of treating older patients with rapid rhythm disturbances, it was first described in the medical literature in 1785. Millions of Americans still use it every day, and many had long paid just pennies a pill.

” I wrote on the form: ARE YOU KIDDING ME? said Dr. Lindenberg, who practices in Schenectady, N.Y.

“… some patients are now encountering costs of more than $1,000. That can translate into co-pays of hundreds of dollars.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/09/health/some-generic-drug-prices-are-soaring.html?_r=0

Link to “Prescription Drug Costs Explode”

No end in sight for rising drug prices: The situation is so bad that some doctors are now fighting back, refusing to prescribe pricey treatments that have little benefit over rivals.

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