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http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/healthcare/epipen-rivals-return-could-mean-lower-prices-for-consumers/ar-AAjqzOg?OCID=ansmsnnews11

that's one way to take advantage


its like big pharma wants us to die, first the aids meds, then epi pen now the leukemia meds


and I need epi pens
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We get them for the flat rate cost of £10.40 on the NHS in the UK. Children, unemployed and those on very low income get them free. Buying them elsewhere it would cost about £45 for one.
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See this is why you Yanks are dying a slow death. Get Universal health care already, ya the laughing stock of the rest of the world for making your poor bear all the costs of their healthcare when your population of wealthy is so damn high.
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tkayt wrote:

We get them for the flat rate cost of £10.40 on the NHS in the UK. Children, unemployed and those on very low income get them free. Buying them elsewhere it would cost about £45 for one.


fuck America man

oops I may trigger someone


America is grrrreat
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Well, here is a depressing blog about deaths from anaphylaxis ( allergic reaction ).

http://nonutsmomsgroup.weebly.com/blog/remembering-those-we-have-lost-to-food-allergies
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Well, here is a depressing blog about deaths from anaphylxis ( allergic reaction ).

http://nonutsmomsgroup.weebly.com/blog/remembering-those-we-have-lost-to-food-allergies

there have been at least 3 times that if I didn't have my epi pen I would have died honestly

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See this is why you Yanks are dying a slow death. Get Universal health care already, ya the laughing stock of the rest of the world for making your poor bear all the costs of their healthcare when your population of wealthy is so damn high.


What type of space marines do you use tho?
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Ranwolf wrote:

See this is why you Yanks are dying a slow death. Get Universal health care already, ya the laughing stock of the rest of the world for making your poor bear all the costs of their healthcare when your population of wealthy is so damn high.


What type of space marines do you use tho?


Well when I deign to use them at all Blood Angels of course, but I prefer the Death Korps of Krieg. They always get the job done no matter the cost to the enemy or themselves. If only we all were so determined.
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redokami wrote:
that's one way to take advantage

its like big pharma wants us to die, first the aids meds, then epi pen now the leukemia meds

and I need epi pens


Not *quite* die. You don't make money dead. That's why we don't cure things. We manage them. ;p

Seriously though, pharmaceuticals in the US are fucking insane. Not just in that the prices are unregulated but in that they can advertise prescription drugs. That's crazy.
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Ranwolf wrote:

See this is why you Yanks are dying a slow death. Get Universal health care already, ya the laughing stock of the rest of the world for making your poor bear all the costs of their healthcare when your population of wealthy is so damn high.


We already have it. It's called Obamacare. It's turned out to be a big flop.
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Ranwolf wrote:

See this is why you Yanks are dying a slow death. Get Universal health care already, ya the laughing stock of the rest of the world for making your poor bear all the costs of their healthcare when your population of wealthy is so damn high.


Or make it easier to compete. Flood the market with epipen clones! Watch prices drop like a rock.

With universal healthcare then we are still paying a fortune but in a roundabout way.
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tkayt wrote:

We get them for the flat rate cost of £10.40 on the NHS in the UK. Children, unemployed and those on very low income get them free. Buying them elsewhere it would cost about £45 for one.


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Let me explain our costs. You can pay a £8.40 flat rate per prescribed item however if you're going to need more than two items a month it's best to set up a monthly payment plan of £10.40 so you can get as many prescribed items as you need per month. Students can apply for a nhs exemption certificate so they get free prescriptions too.
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We already have it. It's called Obamacare. It's turned out to be a big flop.


Yeah it turns out if you make a group like the congress pass something they don't want to once they get through messing with it it's going to turn into a giant mess.
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tkayt wrote:

We get them for the flat rate cost of £10.40 on the NHS in the UK. Children, unemployed and those on very low income get them free. Buying them elsewhere it would cost about £45 for one.


The reason that the epipen seller became a monopoly and was able to sell them for ridiculous amounts is because of the government in the first place. The company lobbied in Washington and got a law put in that authorized the Department of Health and Human Services to give funding preferences to states that maintained a supply of their specific injector, which they had a patent for. This caused state governments to require that this specific injector be kept in stock at schools. So, they had a built-in funding source to stay alive and squash the competition.
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