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Be sure to refill next month! |  REFILLS: 5; PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES AREN’T LOOKING FOR A CURE; THEY ARE LOOKING TO MAINTAIN A STREAM OF REPEAT CUSTOMERS | 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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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, 2y,
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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 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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7 ups, 2y,
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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 bitchy! ;)

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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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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What exactly is UC? I honestly am not sure.
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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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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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I just abbreviated ulcerative colitis.
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That pic! She's smiling like it's school portrait day.
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;D I love this pic
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;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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