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Old 14 September 2017, 07:59 PM
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Daraprim was not protected by patents - it was just not used enough for anyone to bother making a generic version. There was no point until Shkreli jacked the price up.
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Old 14 September 2017, 09:16 PM
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Even before this he seems to have a very hateable face/smirk. From his voir dire:

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Juror No. 144: I don’t think I can because he kind of looks like a dick.
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Old 14 September 2017, 09:16 PM
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But no one else has approval to sell it in the US, including international manufacturers from first world countries whose manufacturing standards meet or exceed the US standards. That is one of the tricks I referred to. The barrier to approval is excessively high so no company wants to enter the market.
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Old 14 September 2017, 10:17 PM
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But no one else has approval to sell it in the US, including international manufacturers from first world countries whose manufacturing standards meet or exceed the US standards. That is one of the tricks I referred to. The barrier to approval is excessively high so no company wants to enter the market.
I was under the impression, based on this article, that you could get the drug mixed with a drug to fight side effects made to order.
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Old 14 September 2017, 10:44 PM
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From my understanding of that article, the drugs are being mixed one prescription at a time (that's how they avoid the required FDA approval for mass-produced drugs). That kind of production may be okay for a small market, but I don't know if that would be viable for a large market.
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The "tweaking the formula and patenting the new formulary" is another hateful trick. It's what has kept asthma rescue inhalers ridiculously expensive when they should have been generic decades ago. In that case, they merely changed the propellant and argued that it constituted a new formulary.
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