So…..drug pricing

Nevada tries but, really? State Bill

After reading what they tried and having two of the four posts of the bill ‘amended’ prior to going to the governor, can’t help but think they didn’t get there.

Try this on for size: H.P. Acthar

The problem was just nine vials of H.P. Achtar, the drug the children needed, cost the city nearly a half-million dollars. The drug isn’t new. It’s been around decades and used to cost just $40 a dose. But the drug’s owner hiked it up to $36,000 in recent years.

Greedy greedy corportations:

 

HP Acthar chart price

“Questcor took advantage of its monopoly to repeatedly raise the price of Acthar, from $40 per vial in 2001 to more than $34,000 per vial today – an 85,000 percent increase,” FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez said in a January news release.

Read the LINK for the whole story.

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceutical

So….this gives you a hint at why some of our healthcare costs are so high, greedy business people…

 

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