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Shkreli ordered to return $64M, is barred from drug industry

https://apnews.com/article/martin-shkreli-daraprim-profits-fb77aee9ed155f9a74204cfb13fc1130
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u/wiggins-ender Jan 14 '22

Having hoops to jump through makes it more likely that people with the means to just pay will do so rather than jump through said hoops.

Super shitty antics.

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u/TheFAPnetwork Jan 14 '22

I take an injection for psoriasis. My copay was $3,000 with insurance. I was given a phone number to call where I get a break in the price so I only pay $5.00 . The fact that I had to go through three separate people to get where I needed to is bonkers.

I've seen the medication as high as $19,000.00

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u/LetMeBe_Frank Jan 15 '22

Humera? And does it work for you? (might be completely misremembering the option)

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u/TheFAPnetwork Jan 15 '22

Stelara, works works wonders

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u/LetMeBe_Frank Jan 15 '22

Thanks. Looks similar to me. I tried otezla pills but the upset stomach and risk of suicidal depression had me spooked after a month. Clobetasol foam works to reduce it if I remember to apply twice daily, but it's annoying to do the same thing for years and only ever reduce patches, never stop them

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u/TheFAPnetwork Jan 15 '22

Humera didn't work for me. The amount of injections needed to get rid of the psoriasis was too much and it didn't work for me.

I got stelara and do an injection every twelve weeks

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u/LookingintheAbyss Jan 14 '22

And if you don't have time to hunt for hoops, you get to pay the full price.

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u/Artanthos Jan 14 '22

The hoops are about tax deductions for the company.

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u/scrangos Jan 14 '22

Still causes a non-zero amount of people that need it to not have it or ration it

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u/[deleted] Jan 14 '22

they aren't doing it for the uninsured individuals.

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u/coggas Jan 14 '22

Hoops exist to create exploitable margins for the purpose of profit.

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u/NAmember81 Jan 15 '22

My mom is in that group. CVS always claims her insurance doesn’t cover this or that and she’ll just fork over $80 rather than jump through hoops.

Once I had her pick up my prescriptions and she spent over $100 even though it’s always free. The pharmacy claimed that my insurance wasn’t going through and she’s just like “whatever.. how much..?” and pays and leaves. Lol

And what irritated me the most is that she paid around $50 for the generic Flonase script with the crappy spray mechanism when she could’ve gotten 2 name brand OTC Flonase bottles with the good spray mechanism for that money.