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  •  Diabetes is the perfect disease for BigPharma. (3+ / 0-)

    It requires lifelong use of maintenance medications to stay healthy, literally until you die. They can keep jacking the price up year after year like the most shameless crack dealer in town, because you have no choice about continuing to use their product. The 'cartel' consists of just a handful of giant multinational conglomerates with their hands in your pocket, all figuring out how to jack the price up even more, despite the fact that the per-unit cost of production keeps falling with experience and economies of scale.

    Better yet, giant pharmaceutical companies get in on the action at the other end; they sell antibiotics and other additives to Big Agriculture, thereby assisting in the creation of more diabetic 'consumers'. Sort of like handing out crack at the middle school.

    Sort of reminds me of the smarmy & corrupt Martin Mull pharmacist character on (the otherwise repellent) sitcom 2 and 1/2 men: as he said with a smile, "The first bottle's on me".

    •  is there any science about antibiotics (0+ / 0-)

      And it's correlation?  My doctor says that the highest incidence of diabetes in the world is in India, and he that it's all coconnected to carb intake.

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