+side of gov't intervention

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Registered: 10-25-2006
+side of gov't intervention
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Fri, 03-19-2010 - 9:21am

"Whenever you have a health care system where drugs are very expensive and there's a fragmented supply chain, you're going to have a means to profit from stolen drugs," said Ron Greene, a spokesman for FreightWatch.

According to Greene, pharmaceutical theft is virtually nonexistent in Europe, where government controls keep drug prices low and most people have health care coverage."

http://www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC267/333/21291
/1362938.html?d=dmtICNNews
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The article is pretty scary, and highlights one more weakness in our health care system. I've heard about stolen drugs being resold on the street, but this is the first I've heard of them ending up on pharmacy shelves.

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http://www.pnhp.org/news/2009/october/meet_the_new_health_.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQTBYQlQ7yM

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Registered: 02-14-2010
Fri, 03-19-2010 - 2:48pm
Yea, you gotta wonder that if affordable healthcare was the goal why Obama didn't target controlling pharma costs. But some of us don't have to wonder. We see that he's was bought and paid for a long time ago.