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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Milking the market for all it's worth

    Posted Jul 09th 2013, 12:00am by Hari Kumar

    ... the business of "viaticals"- whereby insurance policies on people dying of Aids are bought by punters who pay a lump sum to a patient and cash in when they die- as an example. Another similar business was "life settlement". The idea was to buy life insurance of people aged 65 or over, usually worth a few million dollars, and go on paying premiums. The buyer then collects ...

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    Despite huge profits, Gilead Sciences defends price of its hepatitis drug

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 05:01am by Hari Kumar

    ... Hari Kumar hari.kumar@scmp.com Profits and the cost of life-saving drugs Champagne corks were doubtless popping in the California headquarters of Gilead Sciences on Thursday as its ... activists are not so happy. As soon as the results came out, one insurance trade group called for a reduction in the price of Sovaldi. Bodies ranging from the World Health Organisation to insurance ...



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