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  1. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, 5 days ago

    Republicans/Fox “news” viewers think all deals like this are just swell — and in their own interest. You know, free market and all.

    Another example of how our patriotic multinational corporations act in the best interest of the country.

    And anyone who tries to interfere with deals like this are socialist, communist, fascists who are in favor of all business stranglin’ regulations.

  2. echoraven

    echoraven said, 5 days ago


    Since Obama is president and since during his ENTIRE TERM this type of thing continues unabated, Democrats must be ok with this too; or they simply can’t understand.
    Which one is it?

  3. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, 5 days ago


    Echo, I addressed this same issue for one of your previous posts. The reminder is once again that it is Congress who does the legislation.
    I agree that the Democrats, during the two years when they held both chambers, should have done more to break up the monopolistic death-grip by the Pharmaceuticals.
    Then, too, which party issued an unprecedented number of filibusters during that period of time? Hint: they’re called the “Party of NO” for a very good reason.
    Guess which party has been controlling both Houses, and have passed the fewest number of meaningful legislation in U.S. history?
    I think the overall problem can be laid, ultimately, to the undue influence wielded by lobbyists, exacerbated by Citizens United.
    Sorry echo, but you cannot lay carpet blame on Obama in specific, nor Democrats in particular. I am really getting tired of the same argument, over and over again.
    We all know you have this “thing” about Obama and Democrats. Try not to let it cloud ALL of your judgement, please?

  4. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 5 days ago

    Considerting that studies by AARP and others who’ve investigated claims of R & D costs for pharmaceuticals have typically shown those costs are less than 1% of the claimed costs, why be suspicious? Advetising costs btw FAR EXCEED development costs. It’s especially interesting when prices rise on generics that have been on the market for decades, but get new patent guarantees.

  5. Crow Nobo

    Crow Nobo said, 5 days ago

    The FDA heads always favor the drug makers and they usually work for the drug companies before and after their FDA stints.
    The Bush admin was very close to the drug makers and worked up Medicare part D to keep drugs expensive.
    Thanks republicans.

  6. rick mcdermott

    rick mcdermott GoComics PRO Member said, 4 days ago

    you liberals just don’t give up

  7. sueamarlucan

    sueamarlucan GoComics PRO Member said, 4 days ago

    All I know for sure is that medical and pharma are extremely expensive whether you have insurance or not. So far, having the policy through the ACA has doubled my expenses from the policy I had without the ACA with less being paid and less being covered. Right now I am in the process of appealing, again, to try to get the bean counters to understand that if my team of doctors say I need another ct scan in 3 months to check a new spot then their “you have had your quota allowed of ct scans” is not the right answer I need to continue breathing. Over 14 years with my old policy nothing was denied when my doctors said I needed it. Less than one year with the new policy through the ACA and I have had to appeal 3 times. Explain it to me if the ACA is supposed to be better. It hasn’t been for me.

  8. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 2 days ago


    Substitute “Washington” for “Pfizer” once.
    Of course, you have to swap out “Tax Avoidance” for “Revenue Creation” and “Budget Process” for “Pharma R&D”.
    Humor comes from the universality of the thing, the “yes! I see!”. It is only partially derived from the intentional ignorance of factions who hold themselves as separate and above the rest of humanity.

  9. meetinthemiddle

    meetinthemiddle said, 2 days ago

    Pharma hasn’t been doing much R for decades; they rely on govt funded basic research to universities, so it’s a double skim for them…

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