GlaxoSmithKline – Mafia : Pharmaceutical giant ‚plotted to destroy cancer drugs to drive prices up 4,000%‘

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Pharmaceutical giant ‚plotted to destroy cancer drugs to drive prices up 4,000%‘

Price rises for generic cancer drugs are estimated to cost the NHS in England around £380m a year

Leaked internal emails appear to show employees at one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies calling for “celebration” over price hikes of cancer drugs, an investigation has revealed.

Staff at Aspen Pharmacare reportedly plotted to destroy stocks of life-saving medicines during a price dispute with the Spanish health service in 2014.

After purchasing five different cancer drugs from British firm GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the company tried to sell the medicines in Europe for up to 40 times their previous price, reported The Times.

In 2013, the price of one pack of a generic chemotherapy drug called busulfan, used to treat leukaemia, rose from £5.20 to £65.22 in England and Wales, according to the newspaper.

The other four drugs, including Leukeran, also used by leukaemia patients, and melphalan (trade name Alkeran), for skin and ovarian cancers, also became up to four times more expensive.

Price rises for generic cancer drugs, such as those acquired by Aspen, cost the NHS in England around £380m a year for prescriptions dispensed outside hospitals, the European Cancer Congress has estimated……
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/drug-giant-aspen-plot-destroy-cancer-medicine-big-pharma-times-investigation-a7683521.html

‘A handful of companies can’t be allowed to dominate the market’

European Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager, gave a warning in the Europa Lecture on 14 June about large companies that abuse their power. ‚An honest society begins with honest markets.‘

Price-gouging by drugs manufacturers

The European Commissioner started her lecture in the Academy Building with a worrying example from the pharmaceutical industry. A fews weeks ago Verstager initiated an enquiry among pharmaceutical companies that shamelessly hike up the prices of medicines. She mentioned the example of Aspen Pharma that raised the price of cancer drugs by several hundred per cent, while the lives of many people are dependent on these drugs. ‘A honest society starts with honest markets.’…………. https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/news/2017/06/a-handful-of-companies-shouldnt-be-allowed-to-dominate-the-market

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