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(Salon)   Big Pharma HAS to charge high prices, since taking all the risks... it's not as if you're about to see innovative medical treatments coming from the public sector   (salon.com) divider line
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2020-07-16 5:03:04 AM  
fark big pharma.
 
2020-07-16 5:50:35 AM  
Sure, the vaccine was co-developed with big pharma, it's right there in the name of the vaccine.  Also, the good professor injecting her own kids with the experimental drug is an ethics violation.  Also also TFA mentions she has not released her clinical trial data yet.
There are dozens of vaccines for COVID-19 under development. It really doesn't matter to me the origins or the drug.  Show us your clinical trial data proving a high level of protection for at least 6 months.  Then let's all get excited.
 
2020-07-16 6:30:41 AM  
Ripping off the public for maximum profits??
This guy knows all about taking risks.
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2020-07-16 7:57:49 AM  
I get a bottle of effexor for 9$. Without insurance it would be over 600$

I know that shiat doesn't cost anywhere near that much to make.

Everyone should get insurance as a perk of being American.

We can afford it.
 
2020-07-16 8:41:36 AM  
Big Pharma charges high prices because they can.
 
2020-07-16 9:04:37 AM  
Profits before people
 
2020-07-16 9:08:14 AM  
People forget that there's a whole first world out there that develops its own drugs without selling them to its citizens for thousands of dollars... because it pays for that too.
 
2020-07-16 10:08:42 AM  

Northern: Sure, the vaccine was co-developed with big pharma, it's right there in the name of the vaccine.  Also, the good professor injecting her own kids with the experimental drug is an ethics violation.  Also also TFA mentions she has not released her clinical trial data yet.
There are dozens of vaccines for COVID-19 under development. It really doesn't matter to me the origins or the drug.  Show us your clinical trial data proving a high level of protection for at least 6 months.  Then let's all get excited.


FTA: her adult children (as well as many other human subjects).

Also FTA: The early-stage human trial data on the new vaccine, known as AZD1222, is expected to be published ... on Monday, according to a Wednesday report from Reuters. The vaccine candidate is already in large-scale Phase III trials, meaning mass inoculations of thousands in multiple countries

/But thanks for your concerns
 
2020-07-16 1:05:07 PM  

balko: Northern: Sure, the vaccine was co-developed with big pharma, it's right there in the name of the vaccine.  Also, the good professor injecting her own kids with the experimental drug is an ethics violation.  Also also TFA mentions she has not released her clinical trial data yet.
There are dozens of vaccines for COVID-19 under development. It really doesn't matter to me the origins or the drug.  Show us your clinical trial data proving a high level of protection for at least 6 months.  Then let's all get excited.

FTA: her adult children (as well as many other human subjects).

Also FTA: The early-stage human trial data on the new vaccine, known as AZD1222, is expected to be published ... on Monday, according to a Wednesday report from Reuters. The vaccine candidate is already in large-scale Phase III trials, meaning mass inoculations of thousands in multiple countries

/But thanks for your concerns


Great.  It's still an ethics violation since she has influence over her adult children.  Ditto for her academic lab staff or anyone else under her management / financial control.  It also looks like a publicity stunt, it's shameless.
The clinical trial data will not the final phase III data.   That doesn't mean it isn't promising, there are now several clinical trials which show that.  We need the long term protection or at least antibody titer results to determine success.
 
2020-07-16 2:12:46 PM  
It's shiat like this that tells me any COVID treatment/vaccine should be 100% free.  We've been putting tens if not hundreds of millions into expediting research, this shiat is now public domain.
 
2020-07-16 5:06:34 PM  
Considering a great many pharm companies work from NIH grants, or continue work from something else that was done using NIH grants, Big Pharm can pretty much fark off.
 
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