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 For giggles, in Mexico it costs $200 for snake antivenum... $14,000 in the US.

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PostSubject: For giggles, in Mexico it costs $200 for snake antivenum... $14,000 in the US.   Thu Sep 10, 2015 2:51 pm

Yep, from the graphic below, you can see that .1% of the cost of antivenom is the production cost.  Greedy Hospitals get the bulk of the rest of the $14,000.



Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/wp/2015/09/09/the-crazy-reason-it-costs-14000-to-treat-a-snakebite-with-14-medicine/

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PostSubject: Re: For giggles, in Mexico it costs $200 for snake antivenum... $14,000 in the US.   Fri Sep 11, 2015 3:55 pm

Keep quite or else Mexico might build a wall to keep us out.
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PostSubject: Re: For giggles, in Mexico it costs $200 for snake antivenum... $14,000 in the US.   Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:54 pm

Many medications that cost $10 here are less than $1 in most other countries. The 2 big reasons are GREEDY stockholders of the pharmaceutical companies and dang lawyers that sue for millions on anything they can sue for if it's due to a medication..
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