Gilead prices coronavirus drug at $2,340 for rich countries
June 29, 2020 at 7:31 PM - Views: 62 #331168N2DocParticipant
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The maker of a drug shown to shorten recovery time for severely ill COVID-19 patients says it will charge $2,340 for a typical treatment course for people covered by government health programs in the United States and other developed countries.
Gilead Sciences announced the price Monday for remdesivir, and said the price would be $3,120 for patients with private insurance. The amount that patients pay out of pocket depends on insurance, income and other factors.
“We’re in uncharted territory with pricing a new medicine, a novel medicine, in a pandemic,” Gilead’s chief executive, Dan O’Day, told The Associated Press.
“We believe that we had to really deviate from the normal circumstances” and price the drug to ensure wide access rather than based solely on value to patients, he said.
June 29, 2020 at 7:35 PM #331171
June 29, 2020 at 8:48 PM #331195Hobbit709Participant
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up on a pole in front of their HQ?
I don't waste my time teaching pigs to sing.
June 29, 2020 at 9:06 PM #331198YanathParticipant
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to be anything other than a filthy, stinking capitalist, who are, by their very nature, sociopathic.
I wouldn’t risk taking that shit. It doesn’t even improve your probability for survival, which is very good anyway, if you suffer from no morbidities, and I’m highly skeptical that it actually offers any benefits at all.
June 29, 2020 at 9:49 PM #331211Two way streetParticipant
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what price Gilead will be setting? Seems there is to be walking and peaceful sign carrying in front of every Congressional lawmaker’s office this week. Congress sets and dismisses drug prices and has the power to regulate patent laws. The Epi-Pen is an example.
One of the ways that the Shit-hole Congress destroys the public health:
2020 Campaign Season: We the People are in the fight for our lives and livelihoods.
June 29, 2020 at 10:08 PM #331216
June 29, 2020 at 10:35 PM #331225game meatParticipant
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The price is ridiculous, of course. But did anyone expect anything different? There are great profits to be made from desperation.
Funny enough, the results of the research and trials seem to be mixed in their conclusions of how effective this drug really is, and it’s not without risks and dangerous side effects. It reminds me of another high profile potential treatment. Eerily similar, actually.
We shall see. I suppose many will be waiting for Trump’s opinion on this one before they decide what research to believe. 🙂
June 30, 2020 at 12:45 AM #331286salemcourtParticipant
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This is probably why we had a steady drum beat of news articles saying cheaper alternatives such as Hydroxychloroquine is not effective based on seriously flawed studies.
June 30, 2020 at 7:16 AM #331442ozonemanParticipant
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This is the system we have. Bernie would have changed this, but that was not meant to be.
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