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Tuesday, 22 September 2015

The evil face of capitalism. Exploting the sick for greed economic gain .

 http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/sep/21/entrepreneur-defends-raise-price-daraprim-drug



Entrepreneur defends decision to raise price of life-saving drug 50-fold.

 

The price of the drug Daraprim, which treats a dangerous parasitic infection was raised from $13.50 (£8.72) per pill to $750 (484.68) per pill.

 



<span style="font-size:13px;">Martin Shkreli at his office in New York. The price of the drug Daraprim, which treats a dangerous parasitic infection were raised from $13.50 per pill to $750 per pill.</span>
Martin Shkreli at his office in New York.




This is what capitalism is all about.
Greed, exploitation and selfishness to make the greatest amount of money possible at the expense of all those other people who are not in a position to resist.
Some people try to tell us that the class war is over. Tell that to the million and more people reliant on foodbanks, or the hundreds of thousands on zero hours contracts, or the sick waiting for medical appointments due to cuts, or the homeless who will never be able to afford a home of their own or even a rented home , or the disabled forced to into poverty, or working families having their working tax credits cut yet still earning less than a decent wage, or the trade unionists who are criminalised for seeking to defend their pay and conditions, or the hundreds of thousands who are on benefits and are having their welfare cut as a sacrifice to the "austerity" policies of this wretched government.
The news for those who tell you that the class war is over, is that the class war has not ended and will intensify in the days to come and they with their capitalist masters will be the losers.


The drug Daraprim, was first developed in the 1940s and is used to treat toxoplasmosis, an infection that is not common but is particularly dangerous and can be fatal when it affects babies born to mothers who have become infected or adults whose immune systems are critically compromised because they are suffering from Aids or some cancers.