The Latest Senate Debate on Drug Reimportation: The Outcome Could Kill You

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Timmy: Mommy, where does the new drug I’m taking for my Leukemia come from?
Mother: It comes from a drug company.

Timmy: But why does the drug company make it? They don’t know me.
Mother: Well, partly they make drugs because they help people – the people who work for these companies have kids, too. But mostly they make the drugs because they make money. That’s what they do, just like Daddy when he takes care of patients at the hospital and I do in my office at home.

Timmy: But where does the drug really come from?
Mother: Drug companies spend years doing research into what works and what doesn’t. It costs a lot of money, and they get their money back when the drug works and we buy it.

Timmy: But what would happen if the company didn’t make enough money? (more…)