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(The Incidental Economist)   Myth: Pharmaceutical companies' R&D costs are skyrocketing. Reality: Pharmaceutical companies' revenues are skyrocketing six times faster than their R&D costs   ( divider line
    More: Obvious, BMJ, Phase I, Dean Baker  
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3683 clicks; posted to Main » on 10 Aug 2012 at 7:21 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-08-10 04:35:17 PM  
3 votes:

Marcus Aurelius: They spend several times more on marketing than on R&D, thanks to laws allowing them to advertise on TV and radio. They paid good money for those laws. And the return is spectacular.

I never really understood advertising for drugs.

*woman running in a wheat field*

"Ask you're doctor about Alderaanavulcanistron. Symptoms may include dry mouth and horrible twisting death."

Doesn't your doctor know about all this shiat? Why do you have to inform him of the girl you saw running in the field on TV?
2012-08-10 08:54:34 PM  
2 votes:
Doc Daneeka: Personally, I love the work and the company so far. But I have to say it is an interesting feeling being in apparently one of the most hated industries on Fark.

You're a cop?
2012-08-10 07:44:31 PM  
2 votes:
Having not read the thread or TFA,

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2012-08-10 07:38:42 PM  
2 votes:

darwinpolice: I'm posting this while eating a steak dinner that's on Pfizer's dime, so I'm really getting a kick out of... this steak and beer.

Why are you texting, you should be getting a hooker with that.
2012-08-10 07:34:21 PM  
1 vote:
I'm posting this while eating a steak dinner that's on Pfizer's dime, so I'm really getting a kick out of... this steak and beer.
2012-08-10 07:33:19 PM  
1 vote:

Marcus Aurelius:
They do it because it sells, especially with old people. Lots of them will do any damn thing the TV tells them to do.

You poor fool. I used to be like you, but now I'm on Ageless Male.
I'm stronger than I used to be, I have more energy, and I'm ready for romance if the time comes.

Targeted advertising is hilarious. The Military Channel has some of the best stuff. The demographic is clearly 50+ year old overweight men with shattered dreams of glory.
2012-08-10 07:30:05 PM  
1 vote:
Did they get their patents extended to 70 years, or are they still changing the filler ingredient and re applying for patents every 7?
2012-08-10 07:25:09 PM  
1 vote:
I wish those evil pharmaceutical corporations would all go out of business. Then we could treat diseases with real cures, like homeopathy and white gold powder.
2012-08-10 06:35:06 PM  
1 vote:
Prescott Pharmaceuticals has already shown you don't need R&D

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2012-08-10 05:22:13 PM  
1 vote:

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Let the circle jerk.... begin.

There is only ONE trilogy, ya morons.
2012-08-10 03:46:19 PM  
1 vote:
Hold on I thought they could no longer make the profits due to the Obamacare?
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