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What about the people who don't want to take liquids and the TSA regulations?
They can then pay 10X more for the same drug? Have you tried
to buy pseudophedrine lately? You have to sign your first born away. Secondly, they HAD a solution, IF they were SO damned concerned about "meth." Syrup, at least it would be available in a way people could get.
Thirdly, there's THIS quote from the article: According to my allergists, this has not been tested on people, and we don't know if it's as effective as the pseudoephedrine that's available now
Uh, it may not even work on humans....
I know how drug companies think, and how they are in cahoots with the DEA. I'm not buying this "Oh, a new thing!" at all. It will be more expensive, probably won't work as well, and we'll still have to probably sign our lives away to get an inferior product, IF this hits the market, regular pseudo, as PITA as it is to get, still IS available, it won't be if this stuff gets DEA approval.
When drug companies say "We have a great new breakthrough" those of us in health care know there are going to be worse problems at higher prices
than there were before.
I'm sorry, I just don't buy it. It's a front for a new patent
(cuz you can't patent syrup), and taking normal, usable pseudo (which you CAN get in generic, the new one won't be available for generic for 21 years now) that's it. They will pull regular pseudo off the market, and all we'll be able to buy will be the EXPENSIVE NEW patent stuff.
They had a solution; Sell syrup pseudo without signing your life away, signing a book or giving your driver's license and getting on a list, OR sell REGULAR pseudo, with all the restrictions. Plus, there are other chemicals, available more cheaply to make meth out of, that are readily available. This will solve nothing; except gain this company a billion dollar 21 year minimum patent.