how much profit is fair for prescription drugs?

How much does the average citizen pay for prescribed drugs? What % mark-up is fair for the societies who depend on prescriptions for their daily health?

Research and development costs on patented drugs must be reimbursed. But beyond that, is the sky the limit for the prices on prescription drugs?

Who do pharmaceutical companies serve primarily? Is it their stockholders; or is it the people who consume the drugs? These are questions we should be asking in terms of corporate social responsibility of the major pharma corporations.

Take a look at this mark up list for prescription drugs and see how you feel about it.

Don’t get mad. Just do some reading and decide how much is fair for corporate profits in the pharmaceutical industry. Then talk about it to your neighbours and friends, write your Congressman (though I doubt that will help), organise a boycott; just do something even it is only entertaining how outraged you are by these corporate practices. Decide whether people’s health or corporate profits are the goal of a healthy society.

One Response

  1. Thanks for pointing this out. I did not know the numbers, but not much shocks me these days with regard to the depths of greed some have fallen to.

    It seems our govt. exists solely to pour out insane billions of dollars for over-priced stuff that the greedy entities charge so much more for than most people can afford! So the people who “can” afford it are driven broke by insane prices, and the people can can’t afford it have the difference paid by our govt!

    Best I can tell this includes MANY other things, like housing, rental property, etc…

    But the fact is we can’t build a higher tower by stealing the blocks from the foundation and lower levels.

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