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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/SnooPineapples494 Jan 14 '22 Helpful

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u/biggestbroever Jan 14 '22

If this is communist california, sign me up

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u/Saith_Cassus Jan 15 '22

No, it’s far worse…. socialism!!!

I heard from Tucker that this can only mean the death of America if we don’t charge people a fee for being born with a genetic condition that can’t be cured and can only be treated daily.

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u/ViniVidiOkchi Jan 15 '22

Remember when gay marriage was going to destroy the fabric of American society. And now nobody gives a shit.

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u/Bigleftbowski Jan 15 '22

They need to find the next thing that will destroy America, otherwise, how else will they keep their audience in a constant state of paranoid frenzy?

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u/4morian5 Jan 15 '22

I'm in a pretty constant paranoid frenzy from things that are PROVABLY destroying lives. If you really want to scare people, you don't need imaginary boogeymen. Reality is terrifying enough all on its own.

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u/Lucky-Variety-7225 Jan 15 '22

Killer comet strikes?

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u/myrddyna Jan 15 '22

There's people that give a shit, blame all their woes on it, and are actively trying to bring cases before our conservative SCOTUS to have that ruling reversed.

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u/GETitOFFmeNOW Jan 15 '22

Oh, of course. "Destroying the fabric of American society" actually means "pisses me off that these people are allowed to exist."

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u/PandaCatGunner Jan 15 '22

Its thier personal fabric, as in thier own realm.

Its always about one selfish endeavor or another

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u/[deleted] Jan 15 '22

Yeah like the left and “fascists” and “Nazis” and “bigots”

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u/95Mb Jan 15 '22 edited Jan 15 '22

Ok so, first: Nobody was talking about political parties. If you immediately went to "Oh shit, are they talking about me?" then that's on you.

Second: Didn't the last Republican president brush off a literal Neo-Nazi rally as not a big deal because there were some "very fine people" on both sides?

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u/callmeterr0rish Jan 15 '22

The American right and especially TFG meet every single one of there criteria for being a fascist. What's the old saying? If the shoe fits?

This short video shows what those criteria are.
https://youtu.be/CpCKkWMbmXU

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u/Foux-Du-Fafa Jan 15 '22

And now nobody gives shit.

laughs in alabama

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u/Sir_Ampersand Jan 15 '22

Have you seen drug prices? What do you think caused that? Obviously the gays with their aids, ffs

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u/A_wild_so-and-so Jan 15 '22

Or rock n roll, or Dungeons & Dragons, or Mortal Kombat, or rap music, or interracial marriage, or ... or...

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u/Regendorf Jan 15 '22

What do you mean, a lot happened

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u/-ShagginTurtles- Jan 15 '22

Now they pretend like that wasn't them fighting against that. Same thing like drinking booze, smoking dope or giving women rights. When the hindsight makes you always look shitty, and the economy still sucks under right wing governments just as much as liberal ones (bc they basically have the exact same policies), maybe you're just on the shitty side y'know

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u/A1sauc3d Jan 15 '22

Right! Blows my mind. Or how they said “global warming isn’t really happening”, then they said “okay it’s happening but it’s not that bad so we shouldn’t worry” next, now all they got is “okay it’s bad, but it wasn’t humans fault!” How can you see your side continually changing their stance and not think it’s a little suspicious.

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u/seekingbeta Jan 15 '22

Allowing the gays to marry and legalizing marijuana have literally destroyed our society. God is looking down on Adam and Steve hitting each other's bongs and shaking his fists in fury.

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u/sf_frankie Jan 15 '22

Not just daily. I’ve got a tube of the shit stabbed into my body 24/7 for the rest of my life! And I have to pay extra for that feature!

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u/CalamityJane0215 Jan 15 '22

How is that relevant?

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u/TuckBigFech Jan 15 '22

If you eat yourself into a disease then pay for the treatment lol.

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u/Saith_Cassus Jan 15 '22

“Hold on, which sort of diabetic are you? It’s very important to determining whether or not you’re going to go into crushing medical debt that you can never escape from! Hold on, we’ve got another patient.

What’s that? You had a workplace accident and lost your finger? Well, that’s on you, buddy. Yeah— shouldn’t have worked for a place that was violating OSHA. So you’re fully responsible for that one. Personal accountability and whatnot. Anyway, sue them and see how it goes, only way you’ll get paid. Oh, mandatory arbitration clause? With a judge of their choice? Oof. Real tough. Anyway, here’s the bill you will be 100% responsible for.”

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u/Shark7996 Jan 15 '22

It's only "fair". /s

What's with all these people obsessed with deciding who does and does not deserve help. Like how does it affect you personally?

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u/Thewalrus515 Jan 15 '22

I too hate the poor with an undying passion. Why can’t they just die and stop breathing my air. /s

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u/CalamityJane0215 Jan 15 '22 edited Jan 15 '22

From your own source:

Type 1 diabetes

In most cases of type 1 diabetes, people need to inherit risk factors from both parents. We think these factors must be more common in white people because white people have the highest rate of type 1 diabetes.

Because most people who are at risk do not get diabetes, researchers want to find out what the environmental triggers are. One trigger might be related to cold weather. Type 1 diabetes develops more often in winter than summer and is more common in places with cold climates. Another trigger might be viruses. It’s possible that a virus that has only mild effects on most people triggers type 1 diabetes in others. Early diet may also play a role. For example, type 1 diabetes is less common in people who were breastfed and in those who first ate solid foods at later ages.

Stop trying to spin facts to fit your narrative

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u/Mazon_Del Jan 15 '22

What if the reason you ate yourself into a disease is that you suffered an unbalanced gut biome that resulted in incorrect hunger messages being sent constantly to your brain insisting that you needed to eat more?

The gut bacteria in your system has an honestly frightening amount of control over your urges from how much to eat and even WHAT you feel in the mood to eat. The bacteria in question doesn't particularly care about you, it cares about itself. All things being normal, the various colonies balance out and all is well, but anything from stress, to medicine, to even an imbalanced diet can result in long term gut biome instabilities.

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u/[deleted] Jan 15 '22

Try thinking about it for longer than 30 seconds

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u/Imahotpotatorightnow Jan 15 '22

I blew air out my nose. Thank you

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u/[deleted] Jan 15 '22

Yeah, what's a person's incentive to get better if there's no penalty for having a painful life-shortening genetic disease? They need to be kept poor so they can uh... be um... motivated!

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u/reverendjesus Jan 15 '22

“Fuck Tucker; Tucker sucks. And fuck Tucker’s friend, Kyle!”

-George Carlin, the all-knowing (he said it in 2001)

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u/jardex22 Jan 15 '22

Multiple times daily.

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u/AdmiralPoopbutt Jan 15 '22

Diabetes has a genetic predisposition. Behavior / diet has a lot to do with it too.

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u/[deleted] Jan 15 '22

Well first, how does someone’s genetic condition affect me if we don’t pay for it? I have less taxes and take home more money? Sign me up. Drug producers overcharging for insulin doesn’t mean the solution is to make it free. It’s to regulate the price of insulin where they make a very normal profit margin and then those that have diabetes can purchase it for a reasonable cost.

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u/Saith_Cassus Jan 15 '22

It’s literally a vertical demand curve. We waste a shitton of our tax money on hardware that the military has actively told Congress that they don’t want. Just stop doing that and we’ll have all the funding we need to manufacture Federal insulin at no cost to the consumer.

Side note, I really dislike this notion of, “I don’t wanna let someone live if it means I might have less walking around money! They should just have to die/live in a financially precarious position because otherwise it’s not convenient to me!”

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u/[deleted] Jan 15 '22

When did I ever say that? They can pay for their own medicine, and we can regulate it to be a reasonable price. They aren’t overcharged and neither am I.

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u/evilcise123456 Jan 15 '22

Communism and socialism mean the same thing.