How does it feel to be the laughing stock of the planet?

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    ABC News, November 4, 2009

    A story relates how the US is experiencing a shortage of liquid Tamiflu for children severe enough to have pharmacists diluting the adult version to treat Americas shortest.

    Why?

    One and only one pharmaceutical company got the license to manufacture the version for children, and our politicians, along with the lobbyists holding their leashes, would rather serve their owners than serve the public.

    What makes us the laughing stock?

    A manufacture in India has been refused their offer to ship a few million doses in a few weeks for 25% less than parents currently pay.

    We must look so fucking stupid from space.....

    Profiting from lobbying our representatives in government must end.
     
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    Um, this isn't anything new or unusual. The package insert gives instructions for the pharmacist on how to make a suspension from the caps.

    Otherwise, I do agree with what you posted.
     
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    I'm missing a link? I tried 'rolling over', no go.
     
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    Hetero Drugs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    This Indian company has a sub-license from Roche to produce oseltamivir under the brand name Fluvir. Even if the Indian manufacturer were to sell the US this med, Roche still gets a chunk of the profits.

    (yeah, I know. Wiki. But I checked the sources and other articles online)
     
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    it is a fucking con..a marketing ploy..like cabbage head dolls or elmos..it is to make people feel they are lucky to get one or ready to line up for them...it is all bullshit
     
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    Do you have any clue what you are talking about?
     
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    24 ppl in Oregon have died of H1N1 since Sept. 1.

    I heard that in the fucking radio on the way to my training, here in Salem. It hasn't made it to the mainstream news.
     
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