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Want to die with dignity? There is a coupon for that, too.

This may sound like a morbid joke, but it’s making the rounds on the Internet thanks to Valeant Pharmaceuticals.


True to its widely vilified business model, the drug maker more than doubled the price of Seconal, a drug used for physician-assisted suicide, from $1,500 to $3,000, early last year. This occurred a few months before California lawmakers proposed  legalizing the practice (it was signed into law last October). The company was able to readily slap a higher price on the drug because there are no generics available, although a compound version can be obtained.

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