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And since they have already payed off Trump, expect more of this
http://www.vox.com/2017/2/3/14490804/kaleo-evzio-price-hike-opioid-epidemic

In 1971, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first drug that could reverse a heroin or opioid overdose. More than 40 years later, makers of this drug, called naloxone, are cashing in on the nation’s opioid painkiller and heroin epidemic and price-gouging consumers.

According to a group of researchers, the cost of one package of Evzio — a branded version of the lifesaving injection — has quickly risen from $690, when it hit the market in 2014, to $4,500. Evzio is the first auto-injector formulation, which means anybody, not just first responders or doctors, can easily use it to save their own lives or the lives of others.

That’s not all. The researchers, who studied the rising price of naloxone for a paper in the New England Journal of Medicine, found price hikes in other formulations of the drug: An injectable by Hospira has increased in price from $62.29 in 2012 to $142.49 today, while a nasal spray version of naloxone by Amphastar now costs $39.60 — a 95 percent surge since 2014.

Drug overdoses kill more people than car crashes and gun violence in America, and these overdose antidotes have never been more important. But they’re also quickly becoming more unreachable for the people whose deaths they could avert.
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Re: Dug company hiked price of lifesaving opioid overdose antidote by 500%
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2017, 05:29:12 AM »
I was wondering the other day how long until Skrelli gets a job in the Trump administration?

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Re: Dug company hiked price of lifesaving opioid overdose antidote by 500%
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2017, 05:51:08 PM »
I was wondering the other day how long until Skrelli gets a job in the Trump administration?

I would joke that he is planning to be made of the FDA but I had better cheak before dismissing that.
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