About The Pharmaceutical Industries.
They are ripping off America, it is a well-known fact. It is the bribe system that causes this to happen. It's not to say that there aren't some medications that are worthwhile, but almost all the drug development is done by the government and then taken over and marketed by Private Industry.
Why is the United States the only country in the world that allows virtually unrestricted direct-to-consumer advertising for prescription drugs? And people wonder why in America we pay ten times more for prescriptions. Have you ever wondered why a Pharmaceutical Company advertises something you need a prescription to buy, and during the commercial put fine print you cannot read while telling you rapidly all the ways the drug will harm you? They're not selling you! They are influencing the corporate media against you.
The United States is the only developed country in the world that spends twice as much money per capita every year on healthcare. Over a trillion dollars more than any other country and actually receives worse outcomes. We are the only country in the world where there is a bloated insurance industry sucking the money out of the system. Over five hundred thousand Americans go bankrupt every year because of medical bills – America is the only country where this happens. We're the only country in the world where pharmaceutical prices are tens of times higher than anywhere else in the world. The reason for the high costs is that the Supreme Court legalized bribery – they created the Bribe System. There is an absolutely mind-boggling amount of money floating around between industry, government, and politicians that eventually lands in the pockets of billionaires.
The OpenSecrets Organization reports the amount the healthcare industry spent bribing congress in 2021 was $689,466,798. That is money given to Congress Members and Senators for favors. In 2020 the amount the industry extracted from us was $543 Billion Dollars. This is money that has been stolen from the American people and our economy.
Americans pay ten times more for insulin than citizens of other nations. Average list price for a unit of insulin: Australia: $6.94 – UK: $7.52 – France: $9.08 – Germany: $11 – Canada: $12 – Japan: $14.40 – United States $98.70. This is what happens when Big Pharma buys off a country’s political system. None of this is acceptable. It has to change.
The Bribe System also costs lives. The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) published in June 2022 estimates “that a single-payer universal healthcare system would have saved about 212,000 lives in 2020.” They also report that an expected $438 billion dollars can be saved per year by having single-payer universal healthcare during a non-pandemic year.
Purdue Pharma is an example of how the Bribe System works. While paying off politicians, and the Corporate Media for “advertising,” you can get away with murder. The Sackler Family, the owners of Purdue Pharma, have made over Ten Billion Dollars in profits from OxyContin; a drug that has killed over 600,000 people. The Sackler Family knew they were deceiving the public, they knew people we being killed and they still promoted the drug. They have paid Six Billion Dollars in fines after they made Ten Billion Dollars; a Four Billion profit – not a bad deal for the Sacklers. No one has gone to jail.
The United States is the only country in the world that allows virtually unrestricted direct-to-consumer advertising for prescription drugs. We pay 10 times more than citizens in other nations for Pharmaceuticals.