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  1. #81
    Quote Originally Posted by ImTheCaptain View Post
    my lunch at chipotle used to be like 8 bucks today it was 12

    what the hell kind of inflation is that

  2. #82
    Quote Originally Posted by TownieDeac View Post
    Sorry, but that's wrong too. When it was invented 100 years ago, the patent was sold for $1 and it was freely available until the original patent expired. Access to it has declined as prices have surged, and mostly that's the US. Outside the US where governments negotiate drug prices or where patent protections make it easier to create generics, it's less of an issue. And of course insulin is just one key example.
    Ah yes, I forgot about the Walgreens and CVS on multiple corners in every small town 100 years ago, plus the ample logistics and supply chain management to fill all needs on demand. Not to mention the plethora of clean needles, ports, and other ancillary equipment. Plenty of people were still using their outhouse, but it was like a Golden Corral for insulin availability for all who needed it!

  3. #83
    Quote Originally Posted by ImTheCaptain View Post
    my lunch at chipotle used to be like 8 bucks today it was 12

    what the hell kind of inflation is that
    Probably unrelated


  4. #84
    Quote Originally Posted by 2&2 Slider To Leyritz View Post
    I'm not sure of your point from that ... the US uses more insulin?

    The flip side of that paragraph is that one out of every two people needing insulin for type 2 diabetes does get it. And apparently more. That 50% is probably better than the 0% that it was when our overall standard of living was lower.
    100 years ago, NO ONE who got diabetes would get insulin and all of them would die quickly. half of them now get treatment, and let's ignore how the other half must feel since at least they have directv and a/c and their dying days are way better than 100 years ago

  5. #85
    i'm all for congratulating capitalism on the good that it has done in the world, but it's still worth examining the ways that it could do better, and bringing inexpensive treatments to the people who need it seems like a place where we need a little more enforced socialism blended in

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