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  •  So you oppose price controls for drugs? (0+ / 0-)

    Because continually developing new antibiotics isn't as profitable as developing psychiatric drugs to abuse or drugs to give old men better erections?

    Of course, one reason for that is that no one says that a drug company has to sell Viagra cheap because PEOPLE ARE DYING!!!!

    As you reap so shall you sow.

    •  Wha??? You've lost me. (0+ / 0-)

      I've no clue whether I oppose price controls for drugs or not, honestly. It would depend on how they were done, what they were effective in doing, and whether or not they could be effective.

      I'm merely criticizing the industry for not spending more resources on curing real diseases and less on the fluff.

      •  Well, they'll spend resources on real diseases (0+ / 0-)

        when they can make money on real diseases.

        But look what's happening, for example, with anti-AIDS drugs.

        The industry is being told that because people are dying they must sell these drugs cheap.  But no one says that about drugs like Viagra.  So where do you think they put the research dollars?

        •  I'm suggesting we form a society where (1+ / 0-)
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          the betterment of human lives is more important than profit.

          Easier said than done, sure, but I don't think the problem is that we're trying to make important drugs inexpensive so that people can live.

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