The prescription that practically comes with a credit check
The Bible says the poor will inherit the earth. Well if you're unlucky enough to find yourself fighting hepatitis C that day can't come soon enough, because you're about to need all the cash you can get your hands on.
Gilead Sciences, the same "kindhearted" drug company that was caught testing its AIDS drug on African prostitutes, has announced they've developed Sovaldi, a breakthrough drug for hepatitis C--and they're willing to let you have it for the low, low price of $1,000 a pop.
No, that's not a typo. For every single pill you will need to fork over a THOUSAND DOLLARS!
So if your liver is being shredded to pieces right now by the deadly hepatitis C virus, you have two choices--you can buy your wife a diamond the size of a tennis ball, or a one-month supply of Sovaldi.
Just don't let her decide.
If you listen really closely you might be able to hear the greedy pigs at Gilead throwing themselves a pity party right now, complaining about the high costs of developing drugs. But trust me, friend--that's far from all Gilead spends its money on.
For example, they've forked over nearly a quarter of a BILLION dollars to their CEO over the past five years. Plus, you could probably run a small nation on what they spend on marketing every year. So you'll pardon me if I can't take them crying poormouth very seriously.
If you're taking any drugs made by Gilead (you can find a full inventory of their drugs on their website) why not talk to your doc about whether there are suitable alternatives available? It's high time we tell these greedy pigs that they've had their time at the trough, and they're not going to feed off our misery a moment longer.
Giving the pigs a poke,
William Campbell Douglass II, M.D.