Remember Daraprim? The drug that went from $13.50 to $750–PER PILL? The CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals has taken quite a bashing but is so far unrepentant. Maybe he will change his mind now that he has competition. Imprimis, a San Diego based drug company announced on October 23, 2015 that they would be offering a $1 per pill alternative to Daraprim. The latter drug recently had a 5,000 percent price increase from $13.50 per pill to $750 per pill. Daraprim, which has been around for decades and hence has no research cost to fund through the price increase, is used for treatment of toxoplasmosis. Read the story at CNN Money.
Life Reimagined—an AARP sponsored program that offers guidance, workshops, tips and more on:
- Wellbeing (health, etc.)
- Direction or purpose
- Much more
National Geographic—Yes, that venerable institution. Their website has news, videos, links to the magazine, great photos right on the site and much more. We won’t steal their images here, but you know how great those pictures are. So check out the site.
The Restorative Power of Philosophy, an interview with Lou Marinoff, professor of Philosphy at City College of New York. On Common Threads, “creative responses to a changing world,” a site hosted by SGI. In the excerpts featured on the site, Marinoff discusses a philosophical approach to dealing with the day-to-day crises people face rather than simply resorting to the drugs that people may take to cope.
More from Brain Pickings, Maria Popova’s outstanding site (500,000 visitors per month; 150,000 subscribers to a newsletter). In honor of her ninth anniversary of the site, she is featuring “nine learning from nine years.” Here are just two headers from that list:
- “Seek out what magnifies your spirit”
- “Don’t be afraid to be an idealist”
Her site is ad free and free—although she is happy to accept donations to defray the cost in time and money to keep the site available.