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Dr. Levine’s Anti-Emetic: A Short Pharma Commentary

Evan Levine, MD shares honest thoughts about a PR ad put out by pharmaceutical companies to get us thinking clearly.

August 12, 2022

We need a new medication, a potent antiemetic, for the latest commercials brought to us by big Pharma.

 

Dr. Levin's Anti-Emetic: A Short Pharma Commentary (relevant mid-article photo)

 

Pharma wants to warn us, actually frighten us that “Diseases could go untreated with government price setting.”

Under President Biden’s plan, Medicare will be allowed to have some limited forms of price negotiations with Pharma and save $160,000,000,000 ( that’s 160 billion) over the next ten years.

The government will be doing something unheard of, behaving just like every big corporation, including big Pharma, and most Americans. They will actually negotiate prices instead of buying drugs at the price Pharma asks for.

 

Pharma wants to warn us, actually frighten us that “Diseases could go untreated with government price setting.” Click To Tweet

 

I wonder if Pharma just pays the asking price for their machinery, construction, or all those cars their reps drive?

I suspect they do what they want all of us to think is unconscionable.. and negotiate the best price.

The loss of $160 billion is what these deceptive ads are all about.

Without all that cash Pharma says they won’t be able to develop more drugs. Does Pharma suggest they don’t believe in capitalism?

 

Without all that cash Pharma says they won’t be able to develop more drugs. Does Pharma suggest they don’t believe in capitalism? Click To Tweet

 

And what about all those drugs developed outside the United States that US pharma co-markets with a foreign country?

Pharma has showed us their ugliest and most duplicitous side by trying to portray themselves as a struggling group of do-gooders who need more profits in order to help the rest of us.

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