Big Pharma: Keeping You on DopeMonday, October 18, 2010
Ya gotta love the title of this piece in the Pharmaceutical Daily Journal (that’s the Wall Street Journal) titled, “Adding Predictability to Benefits.” That’s a real fuzzy way of saying ‘We are going to do our bloody best to make sure you don’t stop consuming our lucrative products.’ The Pharmacy-benefit manager Express Scripts Inc., just one of the many players in the medical-pharmaceutical cartel, wants to help keep you on drugs so that, as the story says, it can help to “prevent health problems.”
Pharmacy-benefit manager Express Scripts Inc. is unveiling a new program that aims to contact people who fail to take their prescription drugs—before they actually stop.
The company Monday will announce an initiative intended to predict in advance who’s most likely to discontinue a medication regimen, and keep those people on their drugs with interventions such as letters or phone calls. This is an effort to encourage compliance and offer help such as mail-order prescriptions.
This is a “predictive” initiative aimed at “intervening” when it is anticipated that certain people may stop taking the legalized dope.
Insurers have long crunched medical-claims data to figure out who’s most likely to generate high costs over a relatively a short time frame, and target them for special case management.
Here’s the explanation for this intervention in the lives of those who would dare to not take the drugs they are ordered to take.
“It’s much easier to train you to do the right behavior than breaking you of the bad behavior,” said Steven Miller, chief medical officer of Express Scripts, which said it can save clients’ money by only targeting the highest-risk people for intervention.
Note the brazen use of the words “train” and “breaking you.” Once again, the people who want to control you usually don’t shy away from making that clear. Taking drugs that are highly profitable for the medical-pharmaceutical cartel is the “right thing”; making the decision to stop or deny a prescription recommendation is the “wrong thing.” Somehow, the mainstream continues to ignore the fact that the drug pushers in the corporatist pharmaceutical state, who make billions by pushing their patented, omnipotent dope on the conditioned masses, kill far more people than those folks who sell illicit drugs.