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Rockntractor
08-18-2009, 12:15 AM
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x6330512

TNDemo (1000+ posts) Mon Aug-17-09 05:01 PM
Original message
Just picked up a Combivent inhaler and paid $122.
Good thing I have insurance...

lob1 (934 posts) Mon Aug-17-09 05:03 PM
Response to Original message
1. Would that be the one that Mike Moore bought in Cuba for a nickle?

obliviously (747 posts) Mon Aug-17-09 05:18 PM
Response to Reply #1
3. How many drugs have the cubans invented
now you have me curious! waitng for list.

tridim (1000+ posts) Mon Aug-17-09 05:21 PM
Response to Reply #3
6. I don't know, but it would help if we could legally trade with them.
As it stands if a drug is developed in Cuba, we can't use it. How fucked up is that?

obliviously (747 posts) Mon Aug-17-09 08:33 PM
Response to Reply #6
13. What drug have they developed that we can't trade for?
Come on just one!

lob1 (934 posts) Mon Aug-17-09 08:03 PM
Response to Reply #3
10. Watch Michael Moore's Sicko.
A lady firefighter was paying over $100 for an inhalor, due to lung damage from 9/11. When Moore took her to Cuba, she found Cuba sold the same inhalor for a nickel. Needless to say, she bought a bagful.

obliviously (747 posts) Mon Aug-17-09 08:32 PM
Response to Reply #10
12. They were probably donated to cuba!

Cuba! The workers paradise.

SarasotaRepub
08-18-2009, 07:27 PM
DUmmies, if ya all think Cuba is so friggen great then get
your asses down to Key West, buy a canvas raft, and wait for
a cold front from up north. Then go into the Florida Straits
and paddle south.

Morons.

FeebMaster
08-18-2009, 10:59 PM
So are cigars and classic American gas guzzlers.

Teetop
08-18-2009, 11:24 PM
So are cigars and classic American gas guzzlers.

No doubt...ever have a Habana?

Smoother than a cigarette!

raiderguy8
08-19-2009, 02:01 PM
I use inhalers and while mine do not cost $100+ they do cost in the $30's. They used to cost around $5 but they had to redesign them to get rid of CFC-based inhalers because they were harmful to the ozone layer. The new "green" inhalers do not have a generic version so they cost more. I am sure that is why they are cheaper in Cuba. I bet Moore didnt know that he was helping to destroy the ozone. :D

Asthma Sufferers Hate Green Inhalers (http://www.ksdk.com/news/living_green/story.aspx?storyid=149094&catid=116)

Rockntractor
08-19-2009, 02:49 PM
I use inhalers and while mine do not cost $100+ they do cost in the $30's. They used to cost around $5 but they had to redesign them to get rid of CFC-based inhalers because they were harmful to the ozone layer. The new "green" inhalers do not have a generic version so they cost more. I am sure that is why they are cheaper in Cuba. I bet Moore didnt know that he was helping to destroy the ozone. :D

Asthma Sufferers Hate Green Inhalers (http://www.ksdk.com/news/living_green/story.aspx?storyid=149094&catid=116)

The only thing moore knows how to do is feed his face!

aerojarod
08-19-2009, 03:37 PM
I use inhalers and while mine do not cost $100+ they do cost in the $30's. They used to cost around $5 but they had to redesign them to get rid of CFC-based inhalers because they were harmful to the ozone layer. The new "green" inhalers do not have a generic version so they cost more. I am sure that is why they are cheaper in Cuba. I bet Moore didnt know that he was helping to destroy the ozone. :D

Asthma Sufferers Hate Green Inhalers (http://www.ksdk.com/news/living_green/story.aspx?storyid=149094&catid=116)

Same thing happened to my inhaler Rx. Damn thing doesn't work as good as my old one.

I find it extremely ironic that my inhaler is helping to save the atmosphere that I can no longer breathe as easily.

stsinner
08-19-2009, 03:43 PM
If they didn't cost a nickel in Cuba, nobody could buy them.. You have to price stuff to sell in the target market, morons... The price of everything is just about at what the market will bear..

SaintLouieWoman
08-19-2009, 07:19 PM
Same thing happened to my inhaler Rx. Damn thing doesn't work as good as my old one.

I find it extremely ironic that my inhaler is helping to save the atmosphere that I can no longer breathe as easily.

Ironic that I had to use an inhaler after being almost poisoned by a lot of second hand smoke when we were on vacation this spring. I can't compare the new green ones with the previous ones because I never had to use one before.

It cost $35 with my copay. Those ones in Cuba for a nickel were probably long expired.

Would you reallky want to take a med developed by Castro? :eek:

Maple Leafs Fan
08-19-2009, 08:47 PM
lob1 (934 posts) Mon Aug-17-09 08:03 PM
Response to Reply #3
10. Watch Michael Moore's Sicko.
A lady firefighter was paying over $100 for an inhalor, due to lung damage from 9/11. When Moore took her to Cuba, she found Cuba sold the same inhalor for a nickel. Needless to say, she bought a bagful.

What a worthless bitch! Goes to a developing world country and buys up a district's worth of inhalors. And these are the same cretins who think we are stealing Afghanistan's pipelines, or somesuch...............