Screw Apple and video games, etc. I am still trying to figure out how a drug can cost 7 times more in Oz than the U.S.A. And I have seen the reverse with EURO countries costing a fraction of what thew Americans have to pay for the same drug. When did saving lives, relieving suffering, and easing pain become the bastardized market ir is?
Nothing personal, but i could give a rats ass who pays what, where for software. Sometimes I think it's done to distract folks and have them confuse what's important.
this is actually the only complaint i can take serious.
price control for luxury items like games or music? that's decadent and i don't think even the Soviets did go that far.
on those drug prices, i think the approach of the Indian government is best. if a pharma company asks so much for a drug that even the middle class can not afford it, they just override their patents and let local companies produce generics. as a result a dose of Tramadol costs nine rupees in India. smuggling Tramadol from India is not advisable, it's basically a weaker version of Heroin, so punishment might be severe.
so you guys need some Indian pharma company to build a factory in Australia.