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Sunday, October 16, 2016

As Flint Suffers, Valeant is slammed for a lead poison drug price hike of 2,700%. Valeant took control of the medication, known as Calcium EDTA, in 2013. This is a drug that has long been a standard of care for lead poisoning. Until recently it was widely accessible for $950, but the manufacturer now demands $26,927 to prevent your death. (Nadia Prupis)

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IMO, blaming everything on capitalism in 2016 is the least intellectually respectable form of political apathy

#1 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2016-10-16 09:04 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

The problem is the government is letting these company do this. All it takes is for the government to ruin one of these companies and the rest will fall in line. Audit the hell out of them and fine them major and do it till they nearly go bankrupt and things will change.

But most administrations are in with the corporations, not for the people and that is why it is a capitalism failure.

#2 | Posted by Crassus at 2016-10-16 09:35 PM | Reply

Once corporations go PUBLIC they are for the benefit of the people not for themselves and this is what is missed.

#3 | Posted by Crassus at 2016-10-16 09:36 PM | Reply

"Audit the hell out of them and fine them major and do it till they nearly go bankrupt and things will change."

What you are advocating is corruption of government. No, Congress needs to deal with this.

#4 | Posted by danni at 2016-10-16 09:58 PM | Reply

#2 Illegal harrassment
#3 Incorrect, public companies have a fiduciary duty to maximize benefits to their shareholders, while obeying the law.

The government has the right to make laws that prevent price gouging using patents, which are a granted monopoly. The government could simply revoke the patent if it was being abused.
Congress would have to pass laws, and that isn't going to happen with the current crop of corporate sellouts.

#5 | Posted by bored at 2016-10-16 10:03 PM | Reply

www.sigmaaldrich.com

1kg costs $333.

Granted, the clinical grade material will be most expensive due to quality control and sterility issues, but not $27,000 worth of extra costs.

#6 | Posted by jpw at 2016-10-16 11:06 PM | Reply

Fine the hell out of them and pass laws so that government can negotiate lower drug prices for its health care services and pass single payer health care.

of course none of this will happen under trump or hillary

Vote Green Party for a change.
Vote For Jill Stein

#7 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2016-10-16 11:12 PM | Reply

LOL...punchy just pipe dreaming are you!

#8 | Posted by Crassus at 2016-10-16 11:14 PM | Reply

What you are advocating is corruption of government.

No, every company if under scrutiny of inspection things are always found, fine them millions for each item and don't stop until they become reasonable for the people.

#9 | Posted by Crassus at 2016-10-16 11:19 PM | Reply

#8 | Posted by Crassus at 2016-10-16 11:14 PM |

Change, real change often starts with a dream then that dream is spread out to others and takes root into action then change happens.

Martin Luther King had a dream, John Kennedy dreamed of Men walking on the Moon

#10 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2016-10-16 11:19 PM | Reply

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You dream is a large pipe without sludge!

#11 | Posted by Crassus at 2016-10-16 11:21 PM | Reply

#11 | Posted by Crassus at 2016-1

I am sure your very familiar with wallowing in sludge.

I myself can not support someone who cant wait to start more wars and want to send more jobs over sea's and sucks up to wall-street like hillary nor can I vote for a racists sexist P.O.S.
like trump.

enjoy your sludge sandwich

#12 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2016-10-16 11:40 PM | Reply

You can say what you want but all this garbage about trump is political MSM water carrying for Hillary. When the MSM is so into helping a political candidate it should be imperative for the people to make sure that candidate is not elected because surely you all know the media will then not do their job.

#13 | Posted by Crassus at 2016-10-16 11:57 PM | Reply

There are a lot of things I don't like about trump, but name calling and hyperbole crap isn't substance and unworthy of bothering with.

#14 | Posted by Crassus at 2016-10-16 11:58 PM | Reply

#13

If I have time I will be creating a threat about this very issue tomorrow.

The newest Wikileaks dump shows a degree of coordination and collusion that almost drove Jake Tapper to tears.

#15 | Posted by JeffJ at 2016-10-17 12:03 AM | Reply

You can say what you want but all this garbage about trump is political MSM water carrying for Hillary.

Of course it is. Trump is just a misunderstood and abused angel.

#16 | Posted by jpw at 2016-10-17 12:11 AM | Reply

In the last few months I have not seen one substantial argument about trump, not a one. Even the MSM isn't making an argument, just all negative name calling in the name of Hillary, never in my life have I seen media so wrong and malicious.

It sure makes ratings though for their fast money. We need to make a law of what new really is and what impartial is for the media. They should be like the court room, facts something they don't even look at any more.

#17 | Posted by Crassus at 2016-10-17 12:14 AM | Reply

Of course it is.

Glad you agree.

#18 | Posted by Crassus at 2016-10-17 12:15 AM | Reply

Crassus,

Trump has brought much of the negative media attention on himself.

Having said that, the outright coordination and collusion between so-called journalists and journalistic media organs is beyond troubling.

And it goes back way before 2016. "Advocacy journalism" has meaning and it's a complete abandonment of journalistic principles. It's literally the wolf in sheep's clothing.

#19 | Posted by JeffJ at 2016-10-17 12:18 AM | Reply

Posted by Crassus

Fines and audits for what? Seems you advocate using a retributive force of government to coerce that which the government cannot, or will not, legislate. Some might think that a form of tyranny.

#20 | Posted by et_al at 2016-10-17 12:23 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Having said that, the outright coordination and collusion between so-called journalists and journalistic media organs is beyond troubling.

Like the fact that CNN's talking heads for Trump are on the CNN payroll, that kind of thing?
mediamatters.org

#21 | Posted by snoofy at 2016-10-17 12:25 AM | Reply

IMO, blaming everything on Hillary, the media, and riggers in 2016 is the least intellectually respectable form of political apathy

Fixed that for ya.

#22 | Posted by snoofy at 2016-10-17 12:26 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

never in my life have I seen media so wrong and malicious.

It isn't malicious to report on Trump being Trump.

The guy's an -------, pure and simple.

Maybe the problem is you support --------? There's an easy way to fix that...

#23 | Posted by jpw at 2016-10-17 12:26 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Glad you agree.

#18 | Posted by Crassus

You're delusional.

#24 | Posted by jpw at 2016-10-17 12:27 AM | Reply

We need to make a law ... for the media.

Seems you forgot this part, "Congress shall make no law ...."

#25 | Posted by et_al at 2016-10-17 12:27 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Et Al, I understand what you are saying but there is more than one way to get unreasonable unruly companies to begin to become reasonable without having to create laws, it is done all the time.

Price gouging the people because of a governmental misdeed is one thing, coerce for gain of money is another.

My company gets audited all the time and for one single misplaced hazmat bottle can be 10 grand a day for each misplacement. I am saying when on very rare occasion we get a gouging CEO and company, take them to task until they learn.

#26 | Posted by Crassus at 2016-10-17 12:30 AM | Reply

JEFF

The media gave Trump countless time since he started his campaign, showing hour upon hour of his rallies, having him on all the time phoning in interviews (he rarely appeared in person). He received far more media exposure - hundreds of millions of dollar worth of free media - than Clinton or Sanders received.

Trump created the negative stories all by himself, and has refused to appear anywhere but on Fox News. That was his own decision. So was the turn his campaign took to the dark side.

Nothing is the media's fault. They report what happens. You know, 1st Amendment, freedom of the press.

If you don't like that they report get better candidates next time.

#27 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2016-10-17 12:36 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I stand corrected Et Al, Doesn't mean we can't amend it.

#28 | Posted by Crassus at 2016-10-17 12:36 AM | Reply

#26 | Posted by Crassus

I too am appalled by predatory conduct but that is never a reason use the power of government to enforce non-existent laws or regulations. Routine regulatory inspections are one thing but a retributive response to reported conduct is another, it seems you advocate the latter. I disagree.

#29 | Posted by et_al at 2016-10-17 12:57 AM | Reply

Doesn't mean we can't amend it.

I suggest the same as I do the anti-Second Amendment crowd, knock yourself out. Don't count on me for support.

#30 | Posted by et_al at 2016-10-17 01:03 AM | Reply

Before jumping to conclusions and hastily passing ill thought out legislation to correct this issue, we need make sure the company hasn't already paid its protection money to the Clinton Foundation/Democrat Party.

#31 | Posted by visitor_ at 2016-10-18 10:56 AM | Reply

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