Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Victims Of The In-House Drive-By

After the 'revelation'that pharmaceuticals charge the NHS too much money, the industry has been on the defensive. The director-general of the Association of British Pharmaceutical Industry, Dr Richard Barker, said:

"As a country we pay less per head for medicine than most major European countries," he told the BBC.

"We've seen the drug bill actually fall since last renegotiation of the pricing scheme, so the NHS is not overpaying for medicines."

And the most telling thing he had to say?

"We have to do everything we can to keep research and development here."
(They say jump, you say how high)
And so the tactics are revealed. You poor, sick bastards will have to suffer as we will not be able to produce the life saving drugs you require. Is it me, or are these people the really sick bastards?