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  • ksen
people who need to get fucking guillotined already speculative bodycount thread: ongoing
I couldn't find a version of this in our new home so here it is.  If there's already one mods can merge it because they have nothing better to do right now.
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This Badass CEO Innovated Her Way to a Higher Salary by Disrupting the Pricing of a Drug That Saves Kids' Lives

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But where less daring executives saw an obstacle, [Mylan CEO Heather] Bresch saw an opportunity: If some people rely on EpiPens just to survive, surely they'd be willing to pay more to access them. After all, isn't $57 a disgustingly low price to put on the value of a human life?

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In total, Bresch raised the price of EpiPens by over 400 percent, to an average wholesale value of $317.82. That helped Mylan triple its stock price, from $13.29 in 2007 to $47.59 in 2016.

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By itself, that record would make Bresch a great entrepreneur. But what makes her a true hero is what she chose to do with her company's increased profitability. You see, for Bresch, making it easier for poor kids to die from allergy attacks is about something a lot bigger than herself. That's why she chose to take a huge bite out of America's gender pay gap by increasing her own salary from $2,453,456 in 2007 to $18,931,068 in 2016 -- an increase of 671 percent!

We've had PharmaBro so what do we name Bresch?  PharmaHo?

Ultimately though, maybe it is us that should be guillotined.

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Still, as impressive as Bresch's accomplishments are, it's important to remember that they're only possible because of the system we all created together. And if that doesn't make you proud to be American, then maybe you should "relocate" to the Netherlands, too!

God Bless 'Murica.

  • MikeS
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Reply #1
Bresch was interviewed on CNBC this morning.  She claimed the "system" was what was causing the price increases in the pocket of the consumer.

Presently the EpiPen costs over $600 retail for two.  Bresch claims a cost of $274 for her company and the Pill Distributors (i.e. ExpressScrips) charge another 55% or $325.

She promised rebates for patients and wanted to talk to the congress (Chuck Grasley et. al.) about the situation.  But she basically had no defense for the overall price increase, nor was she willing to walk back prices.

The percentage racket that the Pill Distributors charge is glaring of course because it is a percentage of an already high price.  What stood out to CNBC analysts were a few glaring inconsistencies:
1) Mylan specialty drugs division, of which EpiPen was part, had 100% growth in profits over the past few years.
2) Mylan purchased the rights to EpiPen, thus they are ONLY beholden to the purchase and not to any ongoing R&D charges from the past.
3) Generic manufacturer Tevan (Isreal) was close in 2015 to a generic option, but Mylan fought the approval by the FDA arguing that the generic injector did not "work the same" as the EpiPen and therefore all the existing users were at risk of misapplication or misuse.  Tevan withdrew its application for a rework and now says the nearest a generic option is for release is Summer 2017.
4)  Estimated production prices for the EpiPen are $3 per dose.  $2 for the epinepherin and $1 for the injector pen, packaging, etc.  Compare that to the $300 per dose a consumer must now pay.  That is a 10,000% mark-up from source to destination.

  • Bilirubin
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Reply #2
You forgot the corporate conversion to the Netherlands, to evade US tax rates, and how they helped lobby for laws requiring schools to stock epipens.
http://www.salon.com/2016/08/25/rx-robber-barons-the-disgusting-epipen-price-hike-is-everything-thats-wrong-with-pharmaceutical-industry-and-politics/
https://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/aug/25/epipen-price-hike-savings-card-mylan-heather-bresch-congress
https://www.statnews.com/2016/08/25/mylan-antitrust-epipen-schools/ (not sure about this source, but I've read the story elsewhere and it was what I could find in a quick search)

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http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2016/09/04/manning-and-then-dogs-came-dakota-access-gets-violent-destroys-graves-sacred-sites-165677
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Marcus Frejo, Pawnee and Seminole, from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, was also among the first water defenders to arrive on the scene of construction.

"We made it to the top of the hill and saw several bulldozers and trucks, and we walked up to the fence," Frejo told ICTMN. "There's sacred sites up there, so one woman stepped through the fence, just feet in, telling them with her son at her side that this is sacred land. She yelled at them to stop."

"Bulldozers were less than 10-feet from her, and I was thinking, 'Why can't this bulldozer that is so close to her stop?' So I ran in front of the bulldozer to stop, and security came up from behind and just grabbed me and flipped me over," Frejo said. "All of sudden I'm on the ground, and then more people started coming through the fence and got him off me."

Construction workers jumped into their trucks, and Frejo says they started to use the vehicles like weapons, going through the crowd erratically and coming very close to hitting some.

"Within minutes, a lot more trucks showed up," Yellow Bird said. "And then the dogs came."

Approximately eight dog handlers, hired by Dakota Access, led the barking and snarling dogs right up to the front line.

"The women joined arms, and we started saying 'Water is life!' A dog came up and bit my leg, and right after that a man came up to us and maced the whole front line," Young Bear said.

RELATED: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Condemns Destruction and Desecration of Burial Grounds by Energy Transfer Partners

Young Bear and at least five others suffered injuries from dog bites, and approximately 30 others suffered temporary blindness after receiving a chemical spray to the face and eyes. A horse owned by a Native American water defender also suffered bite wounds from the dogs.

"They let one dog off his leash and ran loose into the crowd," Frejo said. "That's when people started protecting themselves against the dog. The guy that let his dog go came into the crowd to retrieve him and started swinging on everybody. He hit some young boys, and they defended themselves."

Demonstrators said that one female dog handler, in particular, was lunging toward the crowd aggressively with her dog, going beyond the front line.

"It felt like a set up," Young Bear said.

"Then they came by with bigger cans of tear gas and shot it from their trucks," Frejo said. He was tear gassed, he says, and couldn't see.

The moment grew so intense that the dogs soon started to turn on their handlers. Dakota Access guards and dog handlers then left the scene, and more protestors flooded in.  Construction indefinitely halted for the day.

"The cops watched the whole thing from up on the hills," Frejo said. "It felt like they were trying to provoke us into being violent when we're peaceful."

That evening, a press conference was held up at the construction site. Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II, and Tribal Historical Preservation Officer Tim Mentz, confirmed that treasured sacred sites were destroyed, and Dakota Access knew about those documented sites.

"Portions and possibly complete sites have been taken out entirely," Mentz said.   

As an amendment to the injunction filed in U.S. district court in Washington, D.C., a map of burials and sacred sites was provided by the tribe, many of those sites, falling in the path of construction that Dakota Access bulldozed over on September 3.

Approximately a foot of ground was leveled by Dakota Access, stretching roughly for one and a half miles.

"We're days away from getting a resolution on the legal issues, and they came in on a holiday weekend, and destroyed the site," Jan Hasselman, attorney for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, said. "What they have done is absolutely outrageous.

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Reply #4
Holy shit.

I read yesterday that people had been bitten by some of the dogs and hospitalized.  This whole thing has been outrageous.

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Reply #5
This is why god made guns and bullets. To go hunt down and shoot those people.
Love is like a magic penny
 if you hold it tight you won't have any
if you give it away you'll have so many
they'll be rolling all over the floor

  • borealis
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Reply #6
This is inhuman behaviour.

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Reply #7
It is.
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 if you hold it tight you won't have any
if you give it away you'll have so many
they'll be rolling all over the floor

  • borealis
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Reply #8
Funny how differently the Bundy Bunch occupying Malheur were treated.

  • Bilirubin
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Reply #9
"Funny" isn't the word I'd select

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Reply #10
The difference is, the governmental involvement on the bundy group was direct, but in this case it was indirect, even though they were watching.
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 if you hold it tight you won't have any
if you give it away you'll have so many
they'll be rolling all over the floor

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Reply #11
Also, having the attack dogs already ready is a flat out killing worthy offense. These people are evil. Regardless of the banality.
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 if you hold it tight you won't have any
if you give it away you'll have so many
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  • borealis
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Reply #12
Not well trained dog handlers, either. According to several reports, six protesters, children among them, and four of the dog handlers were bitten by the dogs.

  • Bilirubin
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Reply #13
You get bit! And YOU get bit! Everyone gets bit!

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Reply #14
The dogs were part of the plan to try to incite the peaceful protestors into violence. There is no other reason to have dogs on the scene. Guard/attack dogs are not part of peaceful crowd control. Period.

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Reply #15
make them sing and dance la carmagnole until they fucking drop dead of exhaustion

  • Bilirubin
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Reply #16
The dogs were part of the plan to try to incite the peaceful protestors into violence. There is no other reason to have dogs on the scene. Guard/attack dogs are not part of peaceful crowd control. Period.
Well, it does make for terrible optics.

False flag is what I am saying.

e. shit wrong account

  • ksen
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Reply #17
I nominate John Stumpf, CEO of Wells Fargo.



https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/09/29/wells-fargo-ceo-apologizes-again-but-lawmakers-arent-having-it/

They made a big deal of "clawing back" $41 million in compensation from him but it turns out that didn't mean actually having him write a check for $41 million back to Wells Fargo it meant he loses the chance to cash in $41 million of unvested stock options which being unvested means he couldn't even cash them in now if he wanted to.

So much bullshit.

  • Bilirubin
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Reply #18

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Reply #19
Also, having the attack dogs already ready is a flat out killing worthy offense. These people are evil. Regardless of the banality.
Yes, yes they are evil.
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Reply #20
Love is like a magic penny
 if you hold it tight you won't have any
if you give it away you'll have so many
they'll be rolling all over the floor

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Reply #21
sweet

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Reply #22
This is inhuman behaviour.

Not really. Humans are basically horrible monsters. This is like getting mad that rain is wet.
What the world needs now is another Chicxulub.

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Reply #23
This is inhuman behaviour.

Not really. Humans are basically horrible monsters. This is like getting mad that rain is wet.
What the world needs now is another Chicxulub.

Look at me responding to a pre-crisis post. Such optimism back then. Those were the days.

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