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[–] wheatstorm 0 points 26 points (+26|-0) ago 

Just for context, one of my friends has a serious allergy problem and has to use EpiPen's quite a bit. A few weeks ago he was paying about $9 a pen and now the cheapest he can find is $40. Only a slight 400% increase right.... /s

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[–] spookybm 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Removing patent laws.

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[–] hypercat 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

$675 for a 2 pack online. What a deal.

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[–] Calligraphiser 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

For some people, exposure to bee venom can increase resistance, others develop more severe reactions each time they're stung.

Just started bee keeping this year. First stung got a bit of a rash that lasted a day or two, second sting a month later rash and a little bit of swelling. Third sting a month after on my ring finger made my arm swell up to my elbow for 3-4 days... no Anaphylaxict shock though.

I think it's different for everyone though. Some people never develop no reaction whatsoever, others get more fucked up with increased exposure.

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[–] npdc_guy 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago 

I get it that these drugs are useful. I'm a beekeeper, and I like to keep an epi-pen around in case a visitor, gets attacked, or god forbid I begin having a reaction after being stung hundreds of times over the years. I was at the pharmacy picking up some other prescriptions, and I asked about getting my epi-pen refilled since the ones I have are expired. It was going to cost me almost $200 with insurance. The pharmacist informed me without insurance the cost was close to $800. This is ridiculous. I'm sure the biggest cost to the epi-pen is the delivery system. I bet the epinephrine costs pennies to make. This is what is wrong with our health care system. It strikes me odd that you can get a script of 90 Oxycontin for 10$, which will most surely make you an addict, and possibly kill you, while a lifesaving epic-pen is so expensive some people just take the chance of dying of anaphylactic shock. Screw that company. I hope they self destruct.

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[–] Pwning4Ever 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

The TPP expands the IP for big pharma in the US and the other nations involved. Without more generics they can get away with these insane price hikes.

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[–] hypercat 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Get oxy, sell oxy for $5 a pill, buy epipen with proceeds.

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[–] SuperConductiveRabbi 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Ironically you'd go to prison for 20 years for this, but the Skrelli-like cunt who jacked the price up gets a million dollar bonus a month.

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[–] NoRealNames 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yeah, but just look at is as they do: Those cheap Oxy's make you cash cow for life to them. They know that even if you, the drug addict, can't afford it, that you'll lie, cheat and steal to get them their money. And if you are like a large portion of people, you have family to lean on who also will be their cash cow. Customers for life. That's what they want. And that's what we give them. Stop doing pills, people. STOP.

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[–] Paranoidroid 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

I ain't no senator's son, no!

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[–] stradian 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

It ain't me, it ain't me; I ain't no fortunate one, no Yeah! Some folks are born silver spoon in hand Lord, don't they help themselves, oh But when the taxman comes to the door Lord, the house looks like a rummage sale, yes!

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[–] B3bomber 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The correct version of that is born with a silver spoon up their ass.

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[–] What_was_that_2 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Business as usual for these greedy mother *****.

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[–] tragicwhale 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

This is not a pharma problem, it's a government problem. In Claiifornia for rent you have to give 30 days if you increase rent by less than 10% and 60 days for more. This is to say that government can put restrictions in to prevent stuff like this from happening. The companies fiduciary duty to make money which they do. It's not right that people can't afford them but how about we stop this damn welfare state and instead subsidize these medicines to help people buy them instead of supporting people with 10 kids because they can't afford them.

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[–] TheDude2 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

some administrators had added courses and grades to her transcript to make it look as if she had completed the required coursework

You know how has real privilege? Politicians.

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[–] WhoFramedReaderRabit 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

pay for play

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[–] TheButcher 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I heard that she forced her university to grant her an MBA even though she only completed 22/48 credits for the degree and the university has been in constant battle with her about revoking her degree. Amazing she got this gig at all. or is it?

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