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MontanaMama

(23,605 posts)
Wed Aug 17, 2022, 05:14 PM Aug 2022

Anybody hearing the deceptive ads on XM Radio regarding lowering drug prices?

I was listening to XM while mowing the lawn and I hear an ad paid for by Pharma.com describing the ongoing research for diseases such as Alzheimer's and cancer and how much of that research will cease if Congress is allowed to pass legislation lowering drug prices. RUFKM? Maybe you've all heard these ads but this was new for me. Big pharma basically blackmailing people into accepting outrageous drug prices in exchange for research to cure diseases that have ruined millions lives. Deplorable.

Here's an article about the ads running in NV: https://rollcall.com/2022/07/29/groups-launch-last-ditch-effort-against-drug-pricing-changes/

I haven't heard the ads on terrestrial radio, yet. Maybe the passage of the IRA will make this go away.

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Anybody hearing the deceptive ads on XM Radio regarding lowering drug prices? (Original Post) MontanaMama Aug 2022 OP
Those big pharma fear ads have been running on local cable and broadcast channels here in Fla. sop Aug 2022 #1
I was floored when I heard it. MontanaMama Aug 2022 #2
And inthewind21 Aug 2022 #5
Why I cut off Sirius. Too much talk, even on the 'music' channels. Blah blah. CurtEastPoint Aug 2022 #3
Those fear ads are running on cable as well. redstatebluegirl Aug 2022 #4
Gas mower, or electric? Effete Snob Aug 2022 #6
I wish I had electric. MontanaMama Aug 2022 #8
How are you listening to the radio? Effete Snob Aug 2022 #13
Oh! Now I get it... MontanaMama Aug 2022 #15
Do you have to turn them up to hear? Effete Snob Aug 2022 #21
They're noise canceling pods. MontanaMama Aug 2022 #23
CEO Salaries for the Top 20 Pharma Companies Beaverhausen Aug 2022 #7
Holy buckets. MontanaMama Aug 2022 #9
Seeing it on cable tv Hekate Aug 2022 #10
Been seeing them on TV as well... Wounded Bear Aug 2022 #11
And corporations will have to fire all of their workers if they don't get enough tax breaks. Midnight Writer Aug 2022 #12
Yes I heard them on radio in my car Meowmee Aug 2022 #14
JFC! MontanaMama Aug 2022 #17
Yep Meowmee Aug 2022 #18
That makes me so mad. MontanaMama Aug 2022 #19
No it's for real Meowmee Aug 2022 #20
Nope, I won't pay for that shit. we can do it Aug 2022 #16
XM radio has ads? What channel? USALiberal Aug 2022 #22
I was listening to msnbc on XM. MontanaMama Aug 2022 #24

sop

(11,068 posts)
1. Those big pharma fear ads have been running on local cable and broadcast channels here in Fla.
Wed Aug 17, 2022, 05:21 PM
Aug 2022

They're actually threatening people. Deplorable is putting it mildly.

MontanaMama

(23,605 posts)
2. I was floored when I heard it.
Wed Aug 17, 2022, 05:23 PM
Aug 2022

I don't watch much tv and I don't listen to regular radio so it blindsided me. You're correct...they are threatening people.

redstatebluegirl

(12,291 posts)
4. Those fear ads are running on cable as well.
Wed Aug 17, 2022, 05:40 PM
Aug 2022

My husband laughed out loud when he saw one of them. He said there was zero chance they would stop developing new drugs for the market. Money money money people. Big Pharma is the worst ever!

MontanaMama

(23,605 posts)
8. I wish I had electric.
Wed Aug 17, 2022, 06:27 PM
Aug 2022

Gas…I’ve got a third of an acre in lawn and just need to be able to get it done.

MontanaMama

(23,605 posts)
23. They're noise canceling pods.
Wed Aug 17, 2022, 11:02 PM
Aug 2022

Not perfect but pretty good at cancelling the mower’s noise. I had regular air pods but these are much better.

Beaverhausen

(24,503 posts)
7. CEO Salaries for the Top 20 Pharma Companies
Wed Aug 17, 2022, 06:11 PM
Aug 2022
https://www.biospace.com/article/ceo-salaries-for-the-top-pharma-companies-by-market-cap/

Executives at pharmaceutical companies are known for receiving large salaries. When bonuses and stock options are factored into the picture, their annual compensation can jump into the range of tens of millions of dollars, like Pfizer’s Albert Bourla, Alex Gorsky from Johnson & Johnson, and AstraZeneca’s Pascal Soriot.

Over the past several weeks, life sciences and biopharma companies have been filing year-end reports that include the total compensation for CEOs and other members of the executive teams received for 2020. As BioSpace reported earlier this month, CEOs of companies that have developed vaccines for the COVID-19 pandemic saw boosts in their annual compensation.

The bulk of the increases have come in the form of bonuses and stock options. For example, Ugur Sahin, CEO of Germany’s BioNTech, earned the majority of his $7.4 million compensation through stock options. Sahin is the sole shareholder of a German firm that controls an 18% stake in BioNTech.

After the vaccine developed by his company and Pfizer was authorized across the globe against COVID-19, Sahin became one of the world’s 500 richest people in the world. Sahin’s net worth increased to $5.1 billion after inking a developmental deal with Pfizer and vaccine distribution deals, making him the 493rd-richest person on the planet.

MontanaMama

(23,605 posts)
9. Holy buckets.
Wed Aug 17, 2022, 06:29 PM
Aug 2022

I’m not surprised and that’s exactly why we need lower drug prices. This is out of control.

Wounded Bear

(59,436 posts)
11. Been seeing them on TV as well...
Wed Aug 17, 2022, 06:29 PM
Aug 2022

those poor Pharma companies just can't make ends meet, you know. Charging less for drugs will certainly drive them out of business.

Meowmee

(5,168 posts)
14. Yes I heard them on radio in my car
Wed Aug 17, 2022, 08:04 PM
Aug 2022

And they are on tv as well. I also heard an ad on radio for a crazy so called “pro life” group stating that prochoice groups are promoting eugenics etc.

Meowmee

(5,168 posts)
18. Yep
Wed Aug 17, 2022, 09:11 PM
Aug 2022

I couldn’t believe it but my brother said he had heard that before elsewhere. I think I have as well come to think of it.

MontanaMama

(23,605 posts)
19. That makes me so mad.
Wed Aug 17, 2022, 09:15 PM
Aug 2022

I had no idea. That’s why I’m asking people about it. I thought I was hearing things.

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