Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Money Grubbing, Blood Sucking Bastards……..

If you had the cure for cancer or at least an effective treatment for the disease, would you price gouge it’s victims for the treatments?


Some companies are making a killing off of those of us inflicted with this disease.

The Diabetes equipment manufacturing companies are blood sucking sub-human life forms.

According to the ADA, there are 23.6 million children and adults in the United States, or 7.8% of the population affected by this horrible disease.

Why am I so down on the Blood Glucose Meter manufacturers?

Let’s see here. A little math is required, bare with me.

A single Accu-Check Soft Click Diabetes test strip weighs .0085 oz. That’s about 117 strips per ounce. A bottle of 100 strips cost over $100.00 depending on your retailer and demographics. So therefore the brand of Diabetes test strips I use cost $1,882.35 per pound.

The Space Shuttle weighs in at about 4.5 million pounds at take off. The cost for those beasts is 2.1 billion dollars each according to NASA.

The shuttle cost $466.66 dollars per pound. One third the cost of my test strips per pound.

The drug companies at least have research and development costs plus all the time and regulatory hoops they have to jump through to justify the cost of the new medicines they bring to market. I don’t begrudge them that at all.

But the test equipment manufacturers set up the machines and push the button and out flows the cash. "Test yourselves 6 times a day" says the high paid spokesman on the TV. Sure at a dollar a shot. I wonder how much he makes per endorsement?

This is why we need to defeat this disease once and for all. Give what you can to the American Diabetes Association. Help defeat the disease and put the whammy on those who profit from it.

No wonder they give away those free glucose meters everywhere. Sort of like the local heroin dealer giving away free samples.