Thursday, July 13, 2006

So How Is This Different than a Robbery?

The FDA approved a new AIDS drug yesterday. Well, it's not really new, it's simply a combination of three existing pills into one (insert lame-ass joke about Arian heresy failing again).

Not bad news. What astonished me was the price tag.

$1150 per month.


Once again, I am astonished at the for-profit medical system. I know that it's expensive to create drugs. But damn.

You gotta cough up the dough if you want to live.

Interestingly, the three drugs, sold separately, cost the same. I had no idea that simple survival could be so expensive.