fbpx

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.

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.

Meet The Author

Tweet this out

EARN CME

This learning experience is powered by CMEfy - a platform that brings relevant CMEs to busy clinicians, at the right place and right time. Using short learning nudges, clinicians can reflect and unlock AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.

Ad from SoMeDocs.

SoMeDocs Front Page Header

Don’t Settle for Boring Health Resources

Our Venture Amplifies Healthcare Resources.

Ad from SoMeDocs.

SoMeDocs Front Page Header

Marketing physician voices uniquely!

Our Venture Amplifies Healthcare Voices.

Four Ways to Reboot Your Brain

Four Ways to Reboot Your Brain

Dawn L Baker MD, MS asks us if we’ve ever had a creative block or a case of the “blahs” & suggests 4 ideas to help reboot our brains.

The Power of a Diagnosis

The Power of a Diagnosis

Susan J. Baumgaertel, MD writes that in a world of social media campaigns, having a diagnosis matters. Unfortunately, the impact of a lack of diagnosis reaches far and wide too.

Behrooz Behbod, MB ChB MSc ScD FFPH

The Entrepreneur’s Doctor

Weekly coaching for Health Experts looking to start & grow their online business, scale their impact, and enjoy the freedom to work less.

Behrooz Behbod, MB ChB MSc ScD FFPH

Tribe Talks

Weekly training for Health Experts looking to start & grow their online business, scale their impact, and enjoy the freedom to work less.

My DPC Story

Their DPC Stories

Physicians are increasingly looking to different practice models, as burnout rates continue to climb. This series explores the DPC model.

Negotiation series header: David Norris

Negotiate as a Physician and Win

Catch this 8-part series, hosted by physician & business consultant David Norris, MD, MBA & produced by Dana Corriel, MD. Learn to be a stronger negotiator with these important tactics.

Conversations with Shem: Season 2

Medical literature icon Samuel Shem, author of “The House of God” returns for season 2 of conversation, in order to discuss the broken healthcare system. This time, he’s brought the guests!

somedocs logo without url

Stay in Touch

Be a part of the healthcare revolution. Don’t miss a thing SoMeDocs Does!

Disclaimer: SoMeDocs assumes no responsibility for the accuracy, claims, or content of the individual experts' profiles, contributions and courses. Details within posts cannot be verified. This site does not represent medical advice and you should always consult with your private physician before taking on anything you read online. See SoMeDocs' Terms of Use for more information.

Support A Platform that Celebrates Real Doctors

For just $10 a month, you can help keep this openly accessible site available to all & help us sposnor in more doctors.

Play Video
Our Founder Answers Your BURNING Question

SoMeDocs

“Why should I become a member of SoMeDocs if I already have my own space online?”