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$400 vials of insulin.
$25 for the very same vial in Canada.
CNN points out that the manufacturers, of which there are three, intentionally do not enter competing lines of business and thus there is no competition between providers.
Intentionally divvying up markets like this is a felony. It has been a felony since the late 1800s -- more than 100 years. The Sherman and Clayton acts, known as 15 USC Chapter 1, declare such practices or any attempt to engage in them federal criminal offenses carrying 10 years in prison for each person so-involved.
The number of criminal prosecutions in the medical and drug sector over these obvious, blatant criminal acts number zero.
The media calls this "greedy" as do "activists."
They do not call it what it is under more than 100 year old law: Felonious.
They do not ask: Where are the goddamned handcuffs and why aren't the executives in prison?
They do not call for prison terms -- right now.
They ignore, as do the activists, the clear statement of law found in 15 USC Chapter 1.
There is no "hard" problem here to solve.
You need only jail a few executives and all of this bullcrap will stop across the medical industry instantly.
If the government will not do its job then why do you sit back and whine and run "human interest" stories instead of storming the Halls of Congress and State AG offices, along with demanding that both the FBI and State Cops raid these firms and arrest all of the executives inside, shuttering the buildings and chaining the doors closed until this blatant and obvious lawless behavior stops?