The Scandal of Orphan Drugs

@BelleStarr (36128)
Portland, Connecticut
October 26, 2015 2:51pm CST
What would you think of a company that raised the price of a drug from $13.50 a pill to $750? Would you think they were price gouging? You would be right. There are several orphan drugs that have been around for a long time that have been bought by entrepreneurs who feel that since they are the only ones producing a drug they can charge whatever they want. Not only is this a scandal, it is immoral. How long is medicare or insurance companies going to be able to pay these charges? Do you think this should be illegal? I certainly do. Should a few greedy individuals be able to bankrupt the system?
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@sofssu (14512)
27 Oct 15
Now that is unethical practice, Why is the pharmaceutical industry keeping quiet?
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@BelleStarr (36128)
• Portland, Connecticut
27 Oct 15
They think it is perfectly all right.
@Rollo1 (16661)
• Boston, Massachusetts
26 Oct 15
I have read about this recently . I can't imagine anyone wanting to get rich this way,
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@BelleStarr (36128)
• Portland, Connecticut
27 Oct 15
I can't believe that someone is allowed to hurt so many people that way, it is terrible.
@simone10 (21692)
• Louisville, Kentucky
27 Oct 15
I agree that it is price gouging and should be illegal.
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@BelleStarr (36128)
• Portland, Connecticut
6 Feb 16
I hope that the powers that be decide to do something about it.
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@peavey (16138)
• United States
26 Oct 15
Yes, I do think it should be illegal. Our government seems to be all about control until it comes to something like this. There is a denture reliner product that I bought for something like $7 a tube. The company sold it to Merck, who now sells the product for $69! They don't care about people who can't afford it; all they care about is their own greed.
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@wiLLmaH (8225)
• Singapore, Singapore
26 Oct 15
How I wish government having a control on those kinds of pharmaceutical companies.
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@BelleStarr (36128)
• Portland, Connecticut
27 Oct 15
I think something is going to have to be done.
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