Big Pharma: Pinworm Pill Pushed from $4.50 to $369

Mebendazole has been a cheap, effective remedy for pinworms. It was a common medication, and it used to cost $4.50 a pill.

In 2014, Teva Pharmaceutical sold rights to Mebendazole to Amendra Pharmaceutical. While testing the drug on lab rats, it was learned that not only were the pinworms killed, the rats were found to be rid of cancer cells which had been implanted.

Therefore, the drug that killed pinworms could be repurposed as an anti-cancer drug, and the $4.50 pill went up in cost by 8,106%.

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