Last Build Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 22:24:57 +0000
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 22:24:57 +0000Thanks, Peter H! (Although, I do believe even Stevie Wonder can see this coming!) ;)
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 22:19:23 +0000How much does a prescription for Daraprim cost if one has no insurance?
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 22:17:30 +0000Although I'm of that kind of guy who was raised to avoid gambling and casinos in general, I must confess that on that one, I'd have a super itchy temptation to bet money that a good number of those (so-called) "protesters" were from the same breed affectionating black cagoules and hoods when they put themselves in (so-called) "Anti-Fa(scist)" mode, in so many other occasions since 11/8/2016 ... "Anti-Fa" ... aka the Cringeworthy Organization of Meaningless Scumbags... https://youtu.be/c3zQAlUnKpQ ... as Styx correctly put it.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:47:26 +0000@ RSG: I think Milo is parading Shkreli around to piss off the SJWs, but also making himself look good in comparison. A cautionary tale if you will: "It's okay to push people's buttons, but don't be like this guy."
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:05:19 +0000Shkreli's opportunistic approach to business ventures is the prime example of the unintended consequences of the policies of your dear do-gooding leftists since Johnson's Great Society -- -- those economic morons are outraged that a drug used to fight a major disease which once cost less than $20 could see its price blow up 40 times fold -- but none of these retards can only remotely see the trillion dollar elephant in the room of a bunch of FDA pen pushers whose mere existence and prerogatives to function and arbitrate are exactly why and how saner laws of supply vs demand and consumer-sanctioned products and services have been denied to help enrich the biggest and/or most connected cronies. Lather, rinse, repeat.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:04:23 +0000
How much does a prescription for Daraprim cost?CorePharma raised the price of Daraprim significantly to $13.50/pill and saw an increase in revenues. In 2015 CorePharma sold the US rights to Turing Pharmaceuticals [Shkreli’s company] who promptly increased the price by 5000% to $750/pill. (The drug treats infections from toxoplasmosis, which can be fatal in patients also suffering from AIDS.) Students at Sydney Grammar School looking for a chemistry project decided to attempt to synthesize the key ingredient of pyrimethamine with the help of a researcher from the University Of Sydney. They calculated the cost of manufacture to be around $2/pill. It can be purchased in India for as little as 10 cents. It is not patented, so any manufacturer can make a generic equivalent upon passing the safety and regulatory tests. That’s still only a solution if Daraprim isn’t the specified formulation of the drug. (Many insurance companies won’t cover drugs which aren’t on their approved formularies, and it can take time after approval to get specific drugs on those lists.)
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:53:36 +0000*couldn't care less
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:53:04 +0000
What bothers us is the fact that he’s a narcissistic Marxist with daddy issues. Period.Exactly right. He could be green-skinned with a tail, 11 fingers, 13 toes, and (still) a thing for manly women bigger than himself, I couldn't care. That this silver spoon-fed engineered commie got propped up as POTUS by powers that be working in the darkness since the late 60s : that's what p*ssed me off. And I'm only that nobody-immigrant. Hello.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:50:07 +0000RSG: Thank you for Correcting the Record.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:48:10 +0000
Why did Shkreli drive up the prices? I never heard of him until this article.You haven’t heard of the Pharma Bro? He even was called before Congress to testify on his actions last spring. Basically he did so because he could and because his company has investors who want a good return. He didn’t even try to couch it in the usual terms of increasing costs for raw materials, increasing labor costs, etc. The guy is a giant douche in many ways, and is a poster child for Why Government Regulation Is Needed, so as with others I don’t understand the attraction for Milo, but at least he’s pretty transparent about his actions (unlike the CEO daughter of a particular US Senator).
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:39:45 +0000Sean: How much does a prescription for Daraprim cost?
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:14:16 +0000Last Centurion was written to be like a War Blog done after the fact to clear up well known things. Kinda like "Hey, I was there, and THIS is what happened for real" ("So there I was, No Shit"). Ringo's Zombie stuff is great too(more mutated virus stuff there), I recommend them, and the compilation of shorts based in that world (He even has a Eric Flint story in there. There's a bit of history between them ...Flint being a commie you might get why). So Under A Graveyard Sky et al are definite reads Myself, I've never gotten into the Posleen stuff (But those seem very popular too) and I await the next Empire Of Man book with bated breath (those are done with David Weber). They finally got a plot, and someday it will get here . . .so "he who doesn't finish series" says (he is self noting of this, making it jokes in some of the books). The Council Wars stuff is good ... 4 books there. Then there is the origination of "Oh John Ringo, NO!" catchphrase. Ghost and the other Paladin of Shadows books. Yeah. Story got stuck in his head, so he wrote it, was shocked people who read it liked it, but he decided it bordered on porn and was going to maybe offer it under a pen name to another publisher but Jim Baen said "Hell NO! Gimme that" and to his embarrassment it was way popular, but the main character "...collects hookers like a crazy cat lady collects cats", but the middle ones are good Spec Ops writing (with hookers, and Beer). His works with Travis Taylor (of Rocket City Rednecks fame) are also great, but some sodding fools complain there is too much science in the Science Fiction. Head over to Baen.com http://www.baen.com/baenebooks and check out his other stuff. One can read a few chapters for free.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:13:51 +0000Why did Shkreli drive up the prices? I never heard of him until this article.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:06:21 +0000
Amancio OrtegaThanks for the ID on that, Helio…he was the only picture in the gallery I couldn’t identify (and haven’t had time this morning to track down the text of the story).
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:57:47 +0000The New York Post’s gossip column, Page Six, reported on Tuesday that Mr. Bocelli had decided not to perform because he feared a backlash from opponents of Mr. Trump and his policies. The chairman of Mr. Trump’s inaugural committee, Thomas J. Barrack Jr., said in an interview on CNBC that it was Mr. Bocelli who had originally made a tentative offer to sing, and Mr. Trump who had declined. http://www.cnbc.com/2016/12/20/the-head-of-trumps-inauguration-explains-whats-going-on-with-andrea-bocelli.html Barrack said the media twisted the situation, reporting that Bocelli declined to perform at Trump's Jan. 20 inauguration after being trolled on social media. "It never got to: Can you, will you, would you with either of them. They're just great friends. And that was it," Barrack said.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:54:25 +0000White House Press Corp(se) has fallen for Trump's trap again. They are DEMANDING that they stay in the West Wing's basement press room rather than relocating to the adjacent Exec. Office Bldg. Obviously thay haven't been reading their own filed stories, otherwise they would have read that the Secret Service and the Architect of the White House intend to massively renovate the Oval Office and the Presidential Executive Suite for numerous structural, telecommunications and security measure that will leave most of the West Wing uninhabitable. This will necessitate that the Trump Senior Staff and the President decamp to suites set-aside for the West Wing staff in the Exec. Office Bldg. for at-least 12-months. Bwahhahhah.... This is not without precedent, Pres. Nixon actually did most of his work and held staff and Cabinet meetings in the old Sec'y of the Navy office suite in the Navy Wing of the Exec. Office Bldg. that faced the White House when it was the War, Navy and State Dept. Bldg. The Oval Office was reserved for ceremonial meetings and photo ops.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:46:38 +0000The best part about the whole DFT stop at UC/Davis was the peaceful protestors yelping about “deny(ing) fascists a voice” that had zero sense of self-awareness, or irony. UC/Beserkley [upcoming] should be fun...
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:25:10 +0000Ted.. that is easy... The CGI will give the money to "non profits" which will give it to other "non profits" which will invite the Clintons to attend "events" and be compensated for attending...
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:18:12 +0000Gee, what might have possibly changed between Fall 2016 and now that might have affected the CGI's' influence and mission? Frankly, I can't imagine... **giggle, snort** [/sarcasm] Err, what happens to the remaining monies donated and as-yet dispersed?
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:15:32 +0000Haha. Rusty thinks Rolling Stone is a trusted source.