Big Pharma Conspired To Destroy Cancer Medicine For 4,000% Profit Increase
By Anton Reyes
Supply and demand, right?
It was recently discovered that Aspen Pharmacare, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, threatened to destroy life-saving, cancer-treating medicine, in order to jack up their prices 4,000%.
This medical monopoly is more interested in their own bottom line, rather than treating and saving lives. It’s disgusting. That takes a special breed of asshole, or in this case, assholes. Cancer touches the lives of everyone on Earth. While human beings are painfully battling or dying from this awful disease, the unsympathetic head guys in Big Pharma are fantasizing about their next vacation, or that new car.
“We’ve signed new reimbursement and price agreement successfully: price increases are basically on line with European target prices (Leukeran, a bit higher!)… Let’s celebrate!”
Celebrate? Celebrate what, that the poor now may not have access to life-saving drugs to treat their loved ones and may die because of it? The lack of empathy is astounding.
So what’s being done? Not much. A Department of Health spokesperson said they are “taking action against excessive price rises on unbranded generic medicines” by proposing more laws.
Sadly, this is nothing new in America. According to authors Aaron S. Kesselheim, Jerry Avorn, and Armeet Sarpatwari, the state and Food and Drug administration grants a monopoly to Big Pharma, which allows them to charge whatever they want.
The best way I know how to battle Big Pharma is to support organizations like NORML.org, other similar pro-Cannabis groups and reaching out to your local government, to show Big Pharma that there’s a better, more natural medicinal option…an option that is more readily available, treats a myriad of diseases and illnesses, isn’t as life-threatening as painkillers or opioids, and is affordable. Although Cannabis has been used as a medicine since almost 7,000 BC, recent scientific discoveries for this kind of therapy has now eclipsed what many researchers could have imagined 20, 30 years ago. We are on the verge of something amazing!
And until we can drop the stigma of this humble plant as a scary, evil Schedule 1/recreational drug, Big Pharma will continue to walk all over us.