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(ABC)   Pharmaceutical companies have slowed or halted production of children's leukemia drug due to high demand. Wait, what?   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 354
    More: Sick, preservatives, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Adyar Cancer Institute, disease-free, National Cancer Institute  
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2012-02-13 10:28:44 PM  

newton: PsiChick: boomm: PsiChick: quickdraw: Weaver95: trouble is...there isn't a clear cut, easy answer here.

Actually there is. Drugs needed to sustain a life should be considered basic infrastructure and should be funded by society as a whole. We need to get past this silly idea that personal profit is the pinnacle of human achievement.

THIS.

FTFM: I didn't read all of the responses, but I do want to know... has anyone pointed out that there are no drugs needed to sustain life?

Sure, there are drugs needed to preserve a life in some cases. But life will do a fine job of continuing, even if every drug company vanished from the Earth.

Yes, and life would do a fine job of continuing if Earth turned into a radioactive wasteland. It just wouldn't be our lives, which is kind of what we tend to value.

I cannot believe you think we would be okay without drug companies. I know for a fact that entire species of animals would have all died if they had not begun establishing their own pharmaceutical companies in the forests and woodlands of the world. There are many scholars that believe humans may have adopted the idea from the animal kingdom. Everyone knows aspirin was first made by monkeys. Also, The reason most animals keep their teeth throughout their whole lives is because they all brush with fluoride. We learned that from them!

/join my cult


Notice how, in the wild, lukemia patients just die.

Can we avoid this? Or is that not bootstrappy enough for you?
 
2012-02-14 02:58:46 AM  

PsiChick:
Notice how, in the wild, lukemia patients just die.

Can we avoid this? Or is that not bootstrappy enough for you?


Yup. This is what conservatives actually beleve until *their* kid gets it then they expect the world to stop for them.

See: GOP legislator supports equal access to marriage for same-gendered people only after their kid comes out as gay.

See: Santorum lobbied for a $250K medical damages cap but sought double that in a case involving his wife.

See: GOP lobby against single payer reform while they enjoy a taxpayer supplied comprehensive health plan.
 
2012-02-14 03:54:59 AM  
OH MY OH MY OUR BONER PILLS ARE JUST NOT SELLING WELL AT ALL WHATEVER SHALL WE DO OH DEAR OH DEAR

WE MUST USE SPAMBOTS TO POST ON TOTALLY UNRELATED FORUMS TO SHILL OUR POORLY SELLING BONER PILLS
FROM OUR CRAP BONER PILL SHILLING FAKE WEBSITE LINKS

SOMEONE -- ANYONE -- PLEASE DEAR GOD ANYONE -- CLICK ON THE BOT LINKS WE ARE BEGGING YOU
PLEASE SAVE THE DYING BONER PILL INDUSTRY


eugh

sorry
 
2012-02-14 12:02:09 PM  

ko_kyi: hatelabs: Something like that would actually EARN a tax break instead of just being given one "because you donate a ton to the GOP"

Hey, wow, looky here: Opensecrets.org Pfizer 2012 (new window)

They give a ton to everybody except independents


The lobby tab,....good lord...that's lining a LOT of pockets.
 
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