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Killer Capitalism - Greek crisis produces fatal medicine shortages

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By Michael Collins

Here is perfect example of crony capitalism.  Greek leaders do a very bad deal in secret with the help of the geniuses on Wall Street.  It turns out badly for he Greek people by creating an economic crisis.  As he crisis worsens, predicted shortages of medicine and exponential price increases emerge.  Patients with multiple sclerosis, cancer,diabetes and other critical diseases face drug shortages and out of control price increases.

"On Thursday, the [Greek] multiple sclerosis patients' association warned that if the problems persisted, sufferers could be 'led to their deaths'. Associations representing cancer, diabetes and kidney disease patients have also spoken of the gravity of the situation. 'Finding medicines,' said the MS association, 'has become a marathon for people with chronic illnesses.'"  Guardian, June 8

What happens if multiple sclerosis is untreated?

"Conclusions: This first large study in untreated patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) with different disease subtypes shows that brain atrophy proceeds relentlessly throughout the course of MS, with a rate that seems largely independent of the MS subtype, when adjusting for baseline brain volume." Assessing brain atrophy rates in a large population of untreated multiple sclerosis subtypes, Neurology, January 31, 2012

German Chancellor Merkel and the central bankers who see the need to act tough with Greece and other nations in financial crisis plus all of those complicit with the denial of health care based on economic deprivation are directly responsible for everyone suffering as a result of those efforts. They belong in jail. Unfortunately, they're the leaders of the advanced economies.

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The system is beyond broke. It is assaulting the people it claims to serve.


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This dysfunctional money system which is artificia... by Thomas Brown on Saturday, Jun 9, 2012 at 9:36:12 PM
... and, imho, absolutely correct. The people serv... by Michael Collins on Saturday, Jun 9, 2012 at 11:33:02 PM
This woman has a Physics Ph.D., so I don't think t... by Stefan Thiesen on Monday, Jun 11, 2012 at 3:42:04 AM
Hi dear Mike, great article, as usual. I am contin... by Sheila Parks on Saturday, Jun 9, 2012 at 9:53:43 PM
You have heard this before, "Bad behavior doesn't ... by Michael Collins on Sunday, Jun 10, 2012 at 12:05:10 AM
why is there no mention of taxing the wealthy in E... by nation of gandhis on Saturday, Jun 9, 2012 at 11:13:13 PM
Taxing the rich is reported by people at the netwo... by Michael Collins on Sunday, Jun 10, 2012 at 12:08:56 AM
Anybody who thinks that any of the problems in Eur... by Phil Weingart on Sunday, Jun 10, 2012 at 4:00:50 PM
For the fact that you can't put 2 Capitalists toge... by Arend Rietkerk on Sunday, Jun 10, 2012 at 10:55:32 PM
Interestingly some of the states with the most "so... by Stefan Thiesen on Monday, Jun 11, 2012 at 3:30:05 AM
I believe the quotation you attributed to The Ind... by PCM on Sunday, Jun 10, 2012 at 7:12:35 PM
What we are having here in Europe by no means is a... by Stefan Thiesen on Monday, Jun 11, 2012 at 2:28:18 AM
Endless bailouts, yet another violation of our rig... by Lorring II on Monday, Jun 11, 2012 at 10:19:31 AM
Maybe this is what Lloyd Blankfein meant several y... by James Tennier on Monday, Jun 11, 2012 at 5:27:12 PM
... the ferryman for Hades, according to the ancie... by Michael Collins on Wednesday, Jun 13, 2012 at 1:45:05 AM
"Here is perfect example of crony capitalism"...... by FrankieC on Monday, Jun 11, 2012 at 8:48:38 PM
Each party has favored pork.  The Democrats h... by Michael Collins on Wednesday, Jun 13, 2012 at 1:41:00 AM
Continued......"Here is perfect example of crony... by FrankieC on Monday, Jun 11, 2012 at 8:51:00 PM
The highest living standard across the board was p... by Michael Collins on Wednesday, Jun 13, 2012 at 1:38:25 AM