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Shortages Lead Doctors To Ration Critical Drugs

Sounds awful, right? Probably the result of too much regulation, I would imagine our "absolutely free market" proponents would say. Guess again:



Fascinating. And what is the FDA doing about these shortages?

Well, nothing actually. It has no regulatory capacity to do a damn thing about these shortages or to tell the manufacturers to do anything about them, so all you uberfrei market proponents can just kind of shut up now. :D This is ALL on the manufacturers. And the manufacturers aren't interested in doing anything about it, either - after all, if they can artificially restrict supply, then resulting demand will allow them to charge whatever they damn well feel like. And if you don't want to die, you will pay it.

Fun stuff. We'll have to see if the Preserving Access to Life-Saving Medications Act can get passed, since the manufacturers aren't interested in doing shit.

(And really, why would the manufacturers do anything? They're in this to make money. They don't care if people die.)

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