‘Drug Whores’ of the Year? Dunno. You Tell Us

So how do you connive to get yourself a 1,000% raise? Well, if you happen to be CEO of a drug cartel, you jack the price of a lifesaving emergency medicine from $57 to $600. Patients be damned, you’re now making $1,500,000 a month!

So meet Heather Bresch:

Still think the legal drug cartels – with all those countless thousands of warm & fuzzy TV commercials – are looking out for you?

Not a chance. Your welfare ain’t the priority.

So what’s the difference between the “legal” drug cartels and those hiding out in Mexican jungles?

They have fewer guns but shinier offices.

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3 thoughts on “‘Drug Whores’ of the Year? Dunno. You Tell Us

  1. Ron Slade, Pharm.D. says:

    The pharmaceutical industry has a long history of withholding critical information about their products, marketing products which they know offer no advantage, making false claims about products, ‘bending’ molecules and changing dosage forms to prevent competition, litigating against competition, price fixing, paying physicians to promote their products and overcharging.
    Jack Anderson, a columnist now deceased, said the pharmaceutical industry was guilty of things which would make the mafia blush.

    • “Jack Anderson . . . said the pharmaceutical industry was guilty of things which would make the mafia blush.”

      Hey, I had not heard that. Great line. And there can be no doubt the legal drug cartels have killed a thousand times more people than the mafia ever has.

  2. Vic Nicholls says:

    Got a point. I think I like your post well enough to use in hitting up all these fancy legislators.

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