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A propos universal well-being and lithium cartels, an interview: Phillip Zweig on Legalized Kickbacks in Healthcare. "At the center of the crisis are for profit corporations known as group purchasing organizations (GPOs, formerly known as cooperatives). The big four are Vizient, Premier, HealthTrust [US, Europe] and Intalere."

GPO Prospitalia SWOT presentation: The Present and Future Role of Group Purchasing Organization in Europe

"If you pay the GPO a big enough fee, you get the sole source contract to the hospitals.[...]That's the take of Phillip Zweig, a business journalist who now heads a group called Physicians Against Drug Shortages."
What's more, U. S. drug shortages have had a global domino effect. Sick people in rich and poor countries alike, from Australia to Zambia, are suffering from shortages of many of the same drugs that are scarce in the U. S.
I would feel better about GPO lobbying in govs, if profit maximization were not as it appears the principal motivation behind sharing "medical science" with ROW.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Apr 28th, 2018 at 04:44:23 PM EST
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