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Be sure to refill next month! | PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES AREN’T LOOKING FOR A CURE THEY ARE LOOKING TO MAINTAIN A STREAM OF REPEAT CUSTOMERS REFILLS: 5 | image tagged in memes,hard to swallow pills,healthcare | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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Gomez Addams | THEY ARE LOOKING FOR MORE DISEASES AND SYNDROMES  THAT THEY CAN FIND CURES FOR. | image tagged in gomez addams | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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X All The Y Meme | PATENT ALL THE SYNDROMES | image tagged in memes,x all the y | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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REFILLS ONLY ALLOWED THE DAY AFTER YOUR LAST PILL! BWAHAHAHAHA!!! | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
This seems to be what my parents face. :P
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Pharmacy | WE LIKE TO MAKE IT AS CONVENIENT AS POSSIBLE FOR YOU | image tagged in pharmacy | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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IT'S THE DOCTOR'S OFFICE IGNORING THE FAXES | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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indifferent pharmacist | THAT'S NOT ON THE FORMULARY | image tagged in indifferent pharmacist | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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NEITHER WAS THIS | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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7 ups, 2 replies
Forgot what year it was, but trials for two HIV vaccines were stalled because the outfit that oversees medical research for AIDS wanted to go for treatements instead.
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6 ups, 2 replies
That is just evil, prevent a cure just because they want money, they should go to hell.
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Chris Rock had a good take on the pharmaceutical industry in one of his specials, likening them to drug dealers making their money by getting you on the comeback.
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Why not Universal healthcare so everyone buys treatment?
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One shot vs a lifetime on pills,,,
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Too right
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I somewhat agree and somewhat disagree. I think too many people feel like pharma companies are hiding or suppressing cures, when the fact is that some diseases don't have a cure. I have ulcerative colitis. It's a chronic condition with no cure. I'm stuck with it until I die. All I can do is treat it and hope it stays under control (which it does, thanks to medication). My life was hell until I found a medication that worked for me and gave me my life back.

Now don't get me wrong. I know pharmaceutical companies are businesses and they care about profits, too often to the detriment of public safety (Purdue, Insys, etc). And they do have a long track record of unethical and criminal practices. I don't deny that. But many medications have given people their lives back.

Even though we may not see eye-to-eye on this issue, of course you get an upvote! :)
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5 ups, 1 reply
I think I agree more that you think I do. "cure" is a nice short simple incorrect word. They prefer to have something they can treat short of an actual cure, because there is more profit.
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I think you got was I was trying to convey. :)
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This topic is way too complex for a meme. I see and live both sides as I too battle overlapping autoimmune diseases. Today is Humira injection day and since I am flaring, I'm full of steroids which make me extra b**chy! ;)

The pharmaceutical industry certainly runs my life and has given in back. I wouldn't be able to manage without it and 13 surgeries. I just feel like it makes more sense for them to develop treatments that enable us to live and keep refilling. It's much more 'business like' than a single dose cure to me. My sister also has UC and gets infusions. It's just one of those topics that's been the center of conversation in my family lately. I guess you could say I have a hate/love relationship. I'd have to write a book about it. :)

I'm glad you've found the right medication for you.
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I'm sorry to hear that. I hope you have it under control as much as possible :/ And I hope your sister is doing well, also. The medication that really turned things around for me was Uceris. That worked amazingly well for me, but it's only meant as a short term medicine to get your system back on track. I've been on Apriso for the past couple years as a stabilizing medicine. My condition has been doing well ever since March 4 2015 :) (it worked so well, I can pinpoint the exact day it started taking effect).

I was in the hospital for dehydration (pretty much at death's door) in Sep/Oct 2013, and when I left, the doctor gave me a prescription for Prednisone. I still remember how terribly bitter it tasted :p
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UC is no joke. I've been extremely worried for my sister, since she got really bad ... much like you described. She just switched to Remicade, so hopefully that helps her more. It's terrible feeling hopeless and unable to help when that flares up. It's nice to hear how well you are doing. That gives me hope.
<Insert cute pony here> :)
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I hope the Remicade works for her. If not, tell her to ask her doctor about Uceris, if she hasn't already tried it. It worked wonders for me.

When my UC was really bad, there were no flare-ups. It was constant, 24/7 :/

Somebody order cute ponies? :D
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What exactly is UC? I honestly am not sure.
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Ulcerative colitis is similar to Crohn's disease but not quite as severe. It's basically where you get ulcers in your colon, and your own immune system attacks your body. You have to go to the bathroom many times a day, with extreme (and I mean extreme!) urgency. Let's just say I had to improvise in my truck because I could never make it to a bathroom in time. That's how sudden and extreme the urgency is. And it was like that all day and all night, 24/7. It was a nightmare.

It got so bad I couldn't even keep food down. Everything I ate or drank, I threw up. I went from 135lbs down to 107 (at my worst). I would get exhausted just walking across a parking lot. I became so weak and dehydrated I eventually had to be hospitalized (after someone saw how bad I looked and insisted on calling an ambulance for me, which probably saved my life)
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I gotcha. Yeah that must be awful. I mean you’d have to plan your entire life around it. I don’t think us who are generally healthy appreciate our health enough. So many people have health issues that affect their daily lives. I’m so glad someone called an ambulance. You just wouldn’t do it for yourself ya stubborn! I’m glad you have something that helps you with it now so it isn’t so extreme.
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Yeah, I really did have to plan my life around it. Anytime I was driving (even around my town) I would have to think about where the nearest bathroom would be.

I agree. It's so easy to take your health for granted until something bad happens. There have been a couple times in the past five years where I've sprained my shoulder. It healed on its own eventually, but I never appreciate when it's working normally until something happens.

Yeah, I told the guy not to call an ambulance, I think because I didn't want to be burdened with medical bills. I'm really glad he didn't listen! :)
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Oh wow that would be really hard to live with. I bet that drove you absolutely crazy. I know it would me for sure!
Medical bills suck, but I’m glad that time you were able to get treatment. You can die from being stubborn ya know!! :p
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When my UC was really bad, my depression would kick in and get really bad, too. I was so miserable that I felt suicidal at times.
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I just abbreviated ulcerative colitis.
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That pic! She's smiling like it's school portrait day.
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That too :D
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;D I love this pic
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Me too! :D
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;D
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Haha! :) yes, you will! :D
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LOVE IT!
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;)
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GREAT matching colours on that road runner! :-)
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[image deleted]upvote!!
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Two of my best friends could not function without their medications, one has severe ADHD to the point where he could not hold down a job without it because his mind wanders too much and he physically cannot concentrate on one task for more than a minute, and no amount of willpower can help him, it's that bad, it is apparent every time he talks and moves because he's twitchy as hell. The other guy (partly due to a lifetime of neglect and loneliness) suffers from hallucinations, massive anxiety, and depression, and a number of natural physical ailments, he even now has been unable to work for long due to it all (he couldn't even spend much time outdoors on our Yellowstone trip because he got blood blisters in sunlight (two clinics there said he was the worst case of that they have ever seen) and has little to no ability to regulate his body heat, he got heat stroke at old faithful from walking for 15 minutes), and would have violent paranoia without his medication, he told me that I would recognize him without it. Simply labeling the makers of medications in this way ignores the fact that a large amount of things that people take medications for have no cure, and when people say that these didn't exist up until only a few decades ago I remind them that people who today require pills use to die at an early age, end up in prison, were locked up in asylums (keeping "abnormal" people out of the eyes of society was their only goal), or were hobos most of their lives.
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dang, son!! this is huge, if this gets out....
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-selling a cure is way more profitable for the one company that finds it
-healthy citizens are more profitable for the state
-diseases naturally exist, cures generally dont
-alternative medicine runs on profit too, its big business
-alternative medicine does invent diseases, conventional is way more regulated
- doctors, researchers and inspectors are generally not evil or stupid
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What the Health (2017)
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Beautifully enlightening meme,Deeds
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Exactly
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