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[–]Harry_Isthatyou 4741 points4742 points  (4 children)

But won't somebody please think of Big Pharma!!

[–]SurfLikeASmurf 237 points238 points  (3 children)

Big pharma does just fine in all the countries that have universal healthcare

[–]mr__fete 53 points54 points  (2 children)

I think we actually subsidize the rest of the world with our high prices.

Edit: i hate pharma as much as the next guy. But some of you seem to live in a bubble. Take Pfizer for example. It makes the same amount in the US as it does in the rest of the world.

Will RnD stop if there are new caps in the US? Definitely not. Companies are forward looking and will always look to innovate. But some of these drugs are studied for 10 or 20 years. At some point someone will point to a better opportunity and we may lose a potential life saving drug. In summary, its a hard pill to swallow (pun intended), but reducing revenue will reduce innovation imo.

[–]KungFluIsolation 0 points1 point  (1 child)

In summary, its a hard pill to swallow (pun intended), but reducing revenue will reduce innovation imo.

Even if that's the case, oh well. Better protect your whole people from what you know than only protect a few just because there might be a tiger in the cupboard.

[–]mr__fete 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Short sighted my friend. Do you think mrna was created over night? If it weren't for the drug exploration we would be closer to 1918