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Old 05-19-2011, 10:40 AM
 
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Are some only days to weeks from having their healthcare rationed due to drug shortages in electrolytes for the critically ill?

Drugs For Critically Ill In Short Supply - Nashville News Story - WSMV Nashville
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Cut the chase and tell us who or what is responsible?
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:06 AM
 
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Cut the chase and tell us who or what is responsible?
Again you fail to read the link or watch the video.
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Annandale, VA
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Cut the chase and tell us who or what is responsible?
Easy. The patient is responsible for not adequately insuring their health. If THEY don't care about their health, then why should I?
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Again you fail to read the link or watch the video.
Why, you couldn't provide your take on the subject, and clarify the subject of the thread YOU started?

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Easy. The patient is responsible for not adequately insuring their health. If THEY don't care about their health, then why should I?
Then take it to the OP. According to you this is about irresponsible individuals who must deal with the consequences. According to the OP, it is about health care rationing that they are being subjected to.
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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Are some only days to weeks from having their healthcare rationed due to drug shortages in electrolytes for the critically ill?

Drugs For Critically Ill In Short Supply - Nashville News Story - WSMV Nashville

Maybe?

It says that there is only one company that supplies this product and that they had to shut down production due to quality issues.
Several questions leap immediately to mind:
If this is such a critical product, why is there only one company supplying it?
If they know they corner the market, how do they let themselves arrive at a situation where their quality is less than stellar?

And finally, is there some political statement waiting to be made regarding the fact that this product may now need to be rationed?
Whatever it is, I'm sure it is the government's fault (too much regulation, too little regulation, too much oversight, too little oversight...), so, let's just leave it at that, shall we?
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:53 AM
 
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Maybe?

It says that there is only one company that supplies this product and that they had to shut down production due to quality issues.
Several questions leap immediately to mind:
If this is such a critical product, why is there only one company supplying it?
If they know they corner the market, how do they let themselves arrive at a situation where their quality is less than stellar?

And finally, is there some political statement waiting to be made regarding the fact that this product may now need to be rationed?
Whatever it is, I'm sure it is the government's fault (too much regulation, too little regulation, too much oversight, too little oversight...), so, let's just leave it at that, shall we?
The answer is... The companies don't give a ****. This recently happened wtb a company called Genzyme, who are the sole makers of a drug called Cerezyme which is used to treat a rare disease called Gaucher's. They has an issue in production and I had to go nearly a year without my meds due to rationing. I now have a nice crack in my hip because of it.

They are the sole proprieters so why would they want to give up their ability to gouge the customer and set whatever price they want? There is no real political statement, just greedy selfish corporate entities.
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Old 05-19-2011, 03:26 PM
 
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I can see that happening.
Who can afford to pay $400,000 a year for cancer treatment or $300,000 for HIV treatment for tons of people?
Eventually the people over 49 will be allowed to die off IMO.
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Old 05-19-2011, 03:35 PM
 
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The answer is... The companies don't give a ****. This recently happened wtb a company called Genzyme, who are the sole makers of a drug called Cerezyme which is used to treat a rare disease called Gaucher's. They has an issue in production and I had to go nearly a year without my meds due to rationing. I now have a nice crack in my hip because of it.

They are the sole proprieters so why would they want to give up their ability to gouge the customer and set whatever price they want? There is no real political statement, just greedy selfish corporate entities.

Good old Genzyme. They also make my thyroid cancer treatment. That was also "rationed" due to production screw ups and "garbage" ending up in the drug. Amazing.
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Old 05-19-2011, 03:40 PM
 
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Raise the prices and the free market will take care of supply and demand. No rationing needed.
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