Originally Posted by herm
There are has to be an incentive to develop new drugs. Profit motive is powerful
Profit is fine. Profiteering and gouging is not. When a drug company increases the price of a drug 10% every year during the patent protection period, that is gouging. When a drug company goes to court at the point when a patent is about to expire to try to prevent the drug from going generic, that is gouging.
The morons in Washington can bleat all they want about lowering the cost of health care, but until they get big pharm under control, it's all just lip service.