It the people that own/run the corporations that have more rights than individuals. Corporations are nothing more than aprons which serve to protect the wealth and power of the 1%. That's the "beauty" of being a limited liability corporation; do as you want to rip off, or even kill and maim, people, keep the profits and let the corporation take the blame.
Actually the fed's lawsuit was very effective against Microsoft and would have been even more effective had the Bush administration not dropped it. Apple would not be where it is today, (most likely there would be no Apple,) without the fed lawsuit as the tactic Gates employed would have driven Apple out of business just as countless of other companies with superior technology were. Apple was used by MS for a very long time to justify it's untrue claim of not being a monopoly and that is why Apple survived in it's niche.
I can't help but wonder if this is not part of the secret agreement that Obama reached with big pharma when he first came into office. This is going to hurt a lot of people who can't afford to buy their medications in the US and benefit only the people that own big pharma.
Here's my reason and the same applies to other people I know:
Using Google to find a reputable Canadian pharmacy was the only way I could afford to get my prescription filled. Insurance refused to cover it as it was off-label use (never mind all the studies I provided them as to it's efficacy, the fact my doctor prescribed it, and the fact it is working.) The one pill per day I am on would cost me $18 per pill about half my disability pay whereas the MSRP on the box I get from the Canadian pharmacy is $0.14 per pill (a markup of $17.86 above the generic list price.) And I must mention that the drug is off patent so it should be "inexpensive" but the company that makes the drug paid off the generic drug makers to not import the drug into the US.
Thank you Google for helping me get my needed medications at an affordable price.
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