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    Goldman Sachs asks in biotech research report: 'Is curing patients a sustainable business model?'

    Goldman Sachs analysts attempted to address a touchy subject for biotech companies, especially those involved in the pioneering "gene therapy" treatment: cures could be bad for business in the long run.
    "Is curing patients a sustainable business model?" analysts ask in an April 10 report entitled "The Genome Revolution."
    "The potential to deliver 'one shot cures' is one of the most attractive aspects of gene therapy, genetically-engineered cell therapy and gene editing. However, such treatments offer a very different outlook with regard to recurring revenue versus chronic therapies," analyst Salveen Richter wrote in the note to clients Tuesday. "While this proposition carries tremendous value for patients and society, it could represent a challenge for genome medicine developers looking for sustained cash flow."
    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/11/gold...ess-model.html

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    I linked this article last month. https://www.salon.com/2018/03/25/hiv...ioid-epidemic/

    Here is more of the same. Our government is sitting on their hands forming committees, delegating to campaign staffers, and appointing lawyers instead of drug policy professionals to deal with the opioid crisis. It's appalling.

    https://www.vox.com/policy-and-polit...orphine-france

    In 1995, France made it so any doctor could prescribe buprenorphine without any special licensing or training. Buprenorphine, a first-line treatment for opioid addiction, is a medication that reduces cravings for opioids without becoming addictive itself.

    With the change in policy, the majority of buprenorphine prescribers in France became primary-care doctors, rather than addiction specialists or psychiatrists. Suddenly, about 10 times as many addicted patients began receiving medication-assisted treatment, and half the country’s heroin users were being treated. Within four years, overdose deaths had declined by 79 percent.
    Studies show that buprenorphine and other anti-addiction medications like it, such as methadone, cut mortality among opioid addiction patients by half or more. That’s why experts consider the medications the gold standard of care for opioid addiction.

    Yet these medications, like addiction treatment in general, remain very difficult to get in the US. According to a 2016 report by the surgeon general, only10 percent of people in the US with a drug use disorder get specialty treatment — which the report attributed to a lack of access to care. And even when treatment is available, other federal data suggests that fewer than half of treatment facilities offer opioid addiction medications.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Texsahara View Post
    I linked this article last month. https://www.salon.com/2018/03/25/hiv...ioid-epidemic/

    Here is more of the same. Our government is sitting on their hands forming committees, delegating to campaign staffers, and appointing lawyers instead of drug policy professionals to deal with the opioid crisis. It's appalling.

    https://www.vox.com/policy-and-polit...orphine-france
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajra21 View Post
    why help someone when you can punish them?
    ...and spend more money punishing them than you would helping them, while believing you're compassionate and fiscally responsible.

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    https://2paragraphs.com/2018/05/60-m...&ICID=ref_fark

    In 2011, Acthar Gel sold for about $40 a vial. Today it’s more than $40,000 a vial.

    Another example of what's wrong when you let for profit business dictate health care. Oh and the company president made $15M last year.
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    Today, Explained is a really well done daily podcast about a current event. Friday they had a story about emergency room facility fees highlighting one woman who went to the ER but when she found out the doctor wasn't in her network left after getting an ice pack and ace bandage. Then a month later she got a bill for $5,751.

    http://art19.com/shows/today-explain...a-e021a6859331

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    Quote Originally Posted by RhodyYanksFan View Post
    Today, Explained is a really well done daily podcast about a current event. Friday they had a story about emergency room facility fees highlighting one woman who went to the ER but when she found out the doctor wasn't in her network left after getting an ice pack and ace bandage. Then a month later she got a bill for $5,751.

    http://art19.com/shows/today-explain...a-e021a6859331
    Yeah saw this last week almost posted it.

    Hospital should face criminal charges for that IMO but it's SOP across the Nation so nothing will be done.

    We really do have some the most F-ed up healthcare system in the industrialized world.
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