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Default How Big Pharma Is Profiteering in the Wake of the Opioid Crisis

So not only do they get a cheap supply from the war in Afghanistan, create a huge addiction to opioids through pressuring over prescribing (and now docs are going to be allowed to own pharmacies? ), but have been profiteering (racketeering?) from their own created addicts by jumping up the price of the anecdote drug which has been on the market for years.


Price of naloxone Narcan skyrocketing - Business Insider

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President Barack Obama recently signed a law aimed at addressing the burgeoning opioid crisis in the US.
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While the law was undoubtedly a step forward for a gridlocked Congress, it won't affect one of the crisis' most intractable problems the skyrocketing price of naloxone, a drug that instantly reverses overdoses...
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...Frequently referred to as an "antidote" for opioid overdoses, naloxone has seen drastic price increases in recent years, according to information provided by Truven Health Analytics, a healthcare-analytics company. A popular injectable version of the drug has gone from $0.92 a dose to more than $15 a dose over the last decade. An auto-injector version is up to more than $2,000 a dose.
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On the market since 1971, naloxone works by blocking opioid drugs from interacting with the brain's receptors, counteracting the drugs' dangerous side effects, like slow respiration, coma, and death, during an overdose. The drug almost instantly pulls an overdose victim back to sobriety and has only minor side effects for opioid users and almost none if mistakenly administered to patients not suffering an overdose.
we so need price negotiation in drugs in this country.
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