"Given the drug only delays the onset of Diabetes Type 1 by two years, the drug’s wholesale price exceeds the cost of delayed conventional treatment by more than 10 times.”
"“Drug companies charge high prices because they can.”
“I think the biggest factor has been cultural: cigarette smoking has become "uncool," largely due to an effective advertising campaign. Secondarily, a public education campaign has made most people concerned about the harmful health effects of smoking.”
“I really believe if we hadn’t been pouring all our time, money, and research dollars into the current unethical system, I think we would have found better solutions for people, such as augmenting the heart or providing an artificial one."
The release fails to note that one of the two primary drugs used to treat COVID-19 patients in hospitals has been rheumatoid arthritis (RA) drug, Olumiant (baricitinib). WHO pushed for EUA in 2020. Olumiant, however, has a significant side effect: it can reduce resistance to fungal infection,
“Price controls may be popular with those who benefit from artificially low prices but will ensure diabetic patients decades from now will not benefit from new advancements in technology because there will be no incentive to invest in newer insulins.”
“Much of what the government and Big Tech claimed to be fake news turned out to be true. Meanwhile, the public was relatively less informed, and government had a freer hand than it otherwise would have. This is precisely why we have a First Amendment, to prevent that from happening.”