Barney & Clyde by Gene Weingarten, Dan Weingarten & David Clark

Barney & Clyde

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, about 1 year ago

    Lower prices on medicines, we can’t have that now, can we.

  2. Flashold

    Flashold said, about 1 year ago

    Not when you can sell a 30 days supply for over $900.00. (And then it doesn’t work.)

  3. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Flashold

    It works for THEM

  4. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Lower prices
    Now that’s just crazy talk…

  5. ChessPirate

    ChessPirate said, about 1 year ago

    Well, guess you’ll just have to reduce the package size, print “New!” and “Improved!” on it and raise the price.

  6. georgelcsmith

    georgelcsmith said, about 1 year ago

    Most of the money in the drug business is in research. When compared with production costs, drug prices are very high, but if drug prices are significantly reduced, how will the drug companies finance future research?

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    MEDICAL RESEARCH FUNDING IN THE USA
    Most research funding comes from two major sources, corporations (through research and development departments) and government (primarily carried out through universities and specialized government agencies). Some small amounts of scientific research are carried out (or funded) by charitable foundations, especially in relation to developing cures for diseases such as cancer, malaria and AIDS.[citation needed]

    According to OECD, around two-thirds of research and development in scientific and technical fields is carried out by industries, and 20% and 10% respectively by universities and government. Comparatively, in countries with less GDP, such as Portugal and Mexico the industry contribution is significantly lower. The US government spends more than other countries on military R&D, although the proportion has fallen from around 30% in the 1980s to under 20[citation needed]. Government funding for medical research amounts to approximately 36% in the U.S. The government funding proportion in certain industries is higher, and it dominates research in social science and humanities. Similarly, with some exceptions (e.g. biotechnology) government provides the bulk of the funds for basic scientific research.[citation needed] In commercial research and development, all but the most research-oriented corporations focus more heavily on near-term commercialization possibilities rather than “blue-sky” ideas or technologies (such as nuclear fusion).[citation needed]
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Funding_of_science

  8. CougarAllen

    CougarAllen said, about 1 year ago

    “Most of the money in the drug business is in research.”


    False. Most of the money is in advertising. The pharmaceutical industry does not in fact spend any more on research than other industries.


    -Cougar :{)

  9. edclectic

    edclectic said, about 1 year ago

    @georgelcsmith

    Or marketing and lobbying?

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