White House requires Big Pharma to list drug prices on TV ads

THIS, this post. This is the most important post I have seen since the beginning of the internet. Way to go IgotT1.

Big Pharma is so loaded with money to throw around, it is very hard to change anything. But if you don’t try, it certainly won’t change. So hopefully any small step made will help start the ball rolling.

“Democrats see U.S. President Donald Trump becoming increasingly vulnerable to criticism about healthcare costs after the administration’s decision to scrap a proposal to lower drug prices”

Could be true or could be just wishful thinking on the part of the Democrats. It is still a long way to election and Trump loves to pull a rabbit out of a hat when it has the most impact and importing drugs from other countries may be a fairly easy initiative to push through when he needs to make a big impact just before elections.

I think there might be enough of a ruckus starting about drug prices and the different states trying to do something, that he might start to look for some of the easier answers to address the issues. We can hope, because even though I have good insurance, higher prices to the insurance companies will get passed down to us too, or they will start trying to restrict more access to certain drugs.

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This video is all about the new list price on TV ads rule being struck down. The title is a little off. I just started watching and he just mentioned people going to Canada for insulin.

Edit:

I am just at the before the 4 minute mark. Talking about Eli Lilly and this abandoned insulin plant. He is on this.

Edit 2: Bummer he goes on to other “news” dumb sensational stuff soon after but at least someone is reporting on this.

Thanks. I try. I think then everyone should repost these things all over the internet see if we can get it to spread.

Its actually scary cause I am pretty new and the more I learn about how corrupt things are , yikes !

The Mayo is attempting to begin manufacturing generics in Utah to combat drug shortages. Its gonna take years, but my money is on them that they will have some success.

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