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Ozempic maker facing pressure as study finds $1,000 drug can be made for just $5

Bastards, ripping off our poor fat whores who've been beaten enough by life already.

[quote]Ozempic could be profitably produced for less than $5 a month even as maker Novo Nordisk charges almost $1,000 in the US, according to a study that revives questions about prices for top-selling treatments for diabetes and obesity.

[quote]The blockbuster drug could be manufactured for 89 cents to $4.73 for a month’s supply, figures that include a profit margin, researchers at Yale University, King’s College Hospital in London and the nonprofit Doctors Without Borders reported in the journal JAMA Network Open. That compares to the monthly US list price of $968.52 for Ozempic, a weekly injection.

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by Anonymousreply 13March 31, 2024 11:21 AM

Of course it can be produced for pennies. Most drugs can be.

by Anonymousreply 1March 30, 2024 11:58 AM

What is being paid for is the money spent on years of research. The seven years before generics are allowed to be made is time for the company to recoup its costs and make some money. This is the theory of how it is supposed to work. I don't know about the details.

by Anonymousreply 2March 30, 2024 12:02 PM

r2 That doesn't explain why it's so expensive only in the US and not in Europe where the maker of Ozempic is located.

by Anonymousreply 3March 30, 2024 12:05 PM

The monopolistic prices permitted by patent laws aren't paying off the drug development prices, those have long been paid off. They're legally extorting as much money as possible from the world's desperate fat fat fat fatty fat population, bring in so much $$$ that it's distorting Denmark's economy.

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by Anonymousreply 4March 30, 2024 12:13 PM

I started taking Wellbutrin for depression and it has the same effect as Ozympic. I went down for pant sizes in half a year. I wondered why I’m able to get this for five dollars a bottle and why I would pay a huge amount of money for Ozympic.

by Anonymousreply 5March 30, 2024 12:14 PM

How much does it cost in Europe then.

by Anonymousreply 6March 30, 2024 12:14 PM

R3 because America is a free market capitalist society where whoever makes the most profits wins. It has been this way since the Industrial age without concern for the people. If anyone disagrees, they are labeled a communist liberal (usually from the poorest of the poor who would benefit the most but have been brainwashed into believing that the problem lies with the government and not the industrialists).

by Anonymousreply 7March 30, 2024 12:14 PM

Thank you, r4 and r7.

[quote] What is being paid for is the money spent on years of research.

For years, when Big Pharma would trot out this marketing propaganda, it always set-off my BS detecting mechanism, but I didn't know why.

I do now.

by Anonymousreply 8March 30, 2024 12:30 PM

Now we lament the cost to fatties, but fuck the diabetics who’ve been using it all along?

by Anonymousreply 9March 30, 2024 1:15 PM

How much money does Big Pharma get in government subsidies to help fund their research? Or are all their research efforts self-funded?

by Anonymousreply 10March 30, 2024 1:17 PM

Good point, r10.

That I would love to know.

by Anonymousreply 11March 31, 2024 8:15 AM

It’s cheaper in Europe because drug prices are regulated there. The US market helps to fund the world’s drug research through our high, unregulated prices.

by Anonymousreply 12March 31, 2024 9:30 AM

Weight loss from Ozempic is a side effect. There were no "years of research" involved, it was a lucky mistake.

It was the same thing with Viagra.

by Anonymousreply 13March 31, 2024 11:21 AM
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