pipedreams Posted October 6, 2021 Share Posted October 6, 2021 What a surprise! "The mainstream fake news media hailed the news last week that Merck Corporation had discovered a drug treatment for the COVID virus. This comes over a year after the discovery that hydroxychloroquine was successful in treating the coronavirus in its early stages and months after it was discovered the Ivermectin had amazing success in treating the coronavirus, especially in India. Merck is not just giving their new drug away. The company is charging the US government 40 times what it costs to produce their new wonder drug. It’s another win for Big Pharma" https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/10/update-merck-sells-federally-financed-covid-pill-us-40-times-costs-produce/?utm_source=Gab&utm_campaign=websitesharingbuttons "A FIVE-DAY COURSE of molnupiravir, the new medicine being hailed as a “huge advance” in the treatment of Covid-19, costs $17.74 to produce, according to a report issued last week by drug pricing experts at the Harvard School of Public Health and King’s College Hospital in London. Merck is charging the U.S. government $712 for the same amount of medicine, or 40 times the price. Good government advocates are pointing out that because federal agencies spent at least $29 million on the drug’s development, the government has the obligation to ensure that the medicine is affordable. “The public funded this drug, and therefore the public has some rights, including the rights you have it available under reasonable terms,” said Luis Gil Abinader, senior researcher at Knowledge Ecology International." https://theintercept.com/2021/10/05/covid-pill-drug-pricing-merck-ridgeback/ 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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