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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-10-12 02:10 AM
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Killer Capitalism Greek crisis produces fatal medicine shortage

By Michael Collins

Here is perfect example of crony capitalism. Greek leaders do a very bad deal in secret with the help of the geniuses on Wall Street. It turns out badly for he Greek people by creating an economic crisis. As he crisis worsens, predicted shortages of medicine and exponential price increases emerge. Patients with multiple sclerosis, cancer,diabetes and other critical diseases face drug shortages and out of control price increases.
"On Thursday, the multiple sclerosis patients association warned that if the problems persisted, sufferers could be led to their deaths. Associations representing cancer, diabetes and kidney disease patients have also spoken of the gravity of the situation. 'Finding medicines,' said the MS association, 'has become a marathon for people with chronic illnesses.'" The Independent, June 9

What happens if multiple sclerosis is untreated?
"Conclusions: This first large study in untreated patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) with different disease subtypes shows that brain atrophy proceeds relentlessly throughout the course of MS, with a rate that seems largely independent of the MS subtype, when adjusting for baseline brain volume." Assessing brain atrophy rates in a large population of untreated multiple sclerosis subtypes, Neurology, January 31, 2012

German Chancellor Merkel and the central bankers who see the need to act tough with Greece and other nations in financial crisis plus all of those complicit with the denial of health care based in economic deprivation are directly responsible for everyone suffering as a result of those efforts. They belong in jail. Unfortunately, theyre the leaders of the advanced economies.


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Leopolds Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-10-12 03:51 PM
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1. So much for health care reform being a product of "European socialism", eh?
Remember when the anti-WTO protests homed in on efforts to keep generic patent medicines out of developing countries?

It was even featured in the movie "Battle in Seattle" with Woody Harrelson. Same story, different year.
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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-11-12 12:21 AM
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2. Good point
The current crew in charge is obsessed with death - killing people by rationing medicine, killing people to bring them democracy, killing huge parts of the ocean, i.e., the Gulf of Mexico, and so forth. Oops, I forgot, how is this for a death fixation - the president participating directly in the creation of death lists.

There are some sick puppies out there and they're in charge.
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