Gov't to start own pharmaceutical agency

Discussion in 'Off-topic Political' started by AV8R, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. AV8R

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    http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/c ... source=rss

    I can't trust them to deliver my mail correctly.
     
  2. Melissa5

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    Would you really take a pill that came from your government? :shock:
     

  3. pml

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    Soma?
     
  4. zeebo

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    Hmm... pharmaceutical companies stop making innovative drugs after receiving massive government subsidies via Medicare Part D implementation in 2006. After all, why go through the cost and time of making innovative drugs when the government will pay for them regardless?
     
  5. RedDawnTheMusical

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    I would suspect that the drug companies would love to launch drugs quicker as that is how they make money. I also suspect that it is the government oversight and regulations (FDA) that prohibits that. Combine that with the limitations on patents and drug companies are swimming upstream all the way.

    Something seems very odd when the government boxes-in free enterprise with regulation and oversight, then complains that the industry isn't performing well, and their solution to compete against it, thereby completely destroying it. Doesn't really sound like capitalism and "free enterprise" to me. But that is probably just my limited understanding and over-simplification of the whole thing.....
     
  6. AEKDB

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    US drug prices were always high because we had to bear the R&D costs since we had one of the few free (at least more so) health care markets compared to other countries. Now that we are moving to a socialist model there are no customers to absorb the cost (at least in the short run).

    Next it will be medical devices and other related innovations.

    How come we always blame the free market? When was the last time we had a legal free market in anything? I guarantee it was before anyone here was born.
     
  7. AEKDB

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    =D>
     
  8. AV8R

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    Probably...


































    NOT.

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  9. Phil1979

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    What's the problem? They just want to help, they CARE about us. I'm going to volunteer to be one of their human test subjects. But after the cool-aid wears off, I may be changing my mind. :lol:
     
  10. EJR914

    EJR914 Cheezburger Operator

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    Wasn't the FDA good enough? Why not just give it to them.

    The government starting its own pharmaceutical agency is creepy at best. Very creepy.
     
  11. RedDawnTheMusical

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    It is more than creepy - it's outright socalism.
     
  12. EJR914

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    What's new? We live in a Socialist country. :|
     
  13. mountainpass

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    Hey on the plus side it's a job creator!
     
  14. EJR914

    EJR914 Cheezburger Operator

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    Government cannot create any real jobs, because when it hires a person, it is simply robbing from the taxpayer to pay the government employee. :D
     
  15. mountainpass

    mountainpass Under Scrutiny

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    Two Words...Census Workers. 8)

    Spin....
     
  16. CoffeeMate

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    That sounds like something one of those, you know... "king" things... would do.
     
  17. EJR914

    EJR914 Cheezburger Operator

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    Oh, they do spin it all the time. The facts remain. Gubmint cannot create jobs.
     
  18. EJR914

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    Tyrant dictator.
     
  19. JiG

    JiG Awaiting censure

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  20. William

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