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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/Reutermo Jan 14 '22

It is free by law here in Sweden. Have been since the 60s.

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u/IronicBread Jan 14 '22

But muh communism

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u/013ander Jan 14 '22

You name another developed country without socialized medicine off the top of your head, and I’ll concede your point.

But you really should look up “economies of scale” to understand why the fact that smaller countries can do things like this actually makes it much more embarrassing that an enormous and wealthier country can’t. There is a reason mom-and-pop stores can’t compete with huge corporations.

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u/Trichocereusaur Jan 15 '22

There’s no price gauging tho so yes you may pay for prescriptions but you are paying the bottom dollar price for everything every damn time

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u/misogoop Jan 15 '22

Shit if my insurance covered 100% of my medical expenses and I had to pay for prescriptions, that’s still way better than the bullshit we have here lol what are you even talking about

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u/cat_prophecy Jan 15 '22

Insurance covers 0% of my medical costs while giving me the pleasure of paying thousands of dollars a year for it. And I pay for my own prescriptions.

Most people need to spend additional thousands before insurance covers anything.

Health insurance is a scam. The only people who don't thinks so are privileged, profiting from it, or willfully stupid.

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u/Professional-Basis33 Jan 15 '22

In case you haven’t noticed, US hospitals have issues with understaffing, eve before the Omicron surge.

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u/lepenguinman Jan 15 '22

In the UK our national health service covers prescription drugs for those with certain medical conditions. Pretty sure its the same for most of western Europe. Despite our health service being severely weakened by neoliberal policies over the last few years, it's still very well regarded and a point of national pride. I think you'd find it difficult to point to a Western European country that doesn't have an effective national health service.

Stop pointing to us to try and justify the USA's inhumane healthcare system.