Medical breakthroughs

Discussion in 'Healthcare/Insurance/Govt Healthcare' started by Ravi, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. Ravi
    Offline

    Ravi Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2008
    Messages:
    81,329
    Thanks Received:
    12,695
    Trophy Points:
    2,205
    Location:
    Hating Hatters
    Ratings:
    +29,776
    Quite a few people state that medical breakthroughs will dry up without a profit margin but I wonder if this is true. Does anyone have any statistics on major medical breakthroughs that were happened upon simply because of love of money vs. ones that came about through dedication and love of the medical craft?

    I understand that companies like to patent their drugs, etc. and so pay researchers to research. But isn't it possible that these discoveries would happen anyway. And is it possible that many shortcuts get taken with an eye to the bottom line (I'm thinking of drugs that come on the market that turn out to have deadly side effects)?
     
  2. Oddball
    Offline

    Oddball BANNED Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2009
    Messages:
    41,428
    Thanks Received:
    8,397
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Drinking wine, eating cheese, catching rays
    Ratings:
    +8,409
    There have been plenty of them delayed and outright shelved because of the greed of FDA bureaucrats.

    But I guess your greed doesn't count if you're a minion of Big Daddy, huh??
     
  3. editec
    Offline

    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    Messages:
    41,427
    Thanks Received:
    5,598
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Maine
    Ratings:
    +5,617
    Clearly they'll stop producing those ME TOO drugs whose only purpose is to give them new patentable drugs that do the same things as the drugs they're replacing.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  4. Ravi
    Offline

    Ravi Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2008
    Messages:
    81,329
    Thanks Received:
    12,695
    Trophy Points:
    2,205
    Location:
    Hating Hatters
    Ratings:
    +29,776
    I didn't want to just hear your opinion though I'm not surprised that is all you had to offer.
     
  5. Oddball
    Offline

    Oddball BANNED Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2009
    Messages:
    41,428
    Thanks Received:
    8,397
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Drinking wine, eating cheese, catching rays
    Ratings:
    +8,409
    Public forum, pal.

    You seem to think that human failings don't count if you're a politician or bureaucrat, when in fact they become amplified.
     
  6. Ravi
    Offline

    Ravi Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2008
    Messages:
    81,329
    Thanks Received:
    12,695
    Trophy Points:
    2,205
    Location:
    Hating Hatters
    Ratings:
    +29,776
    Is that what I think? Thanks for telling me.

    If you've got no statistics I've no idea why you are here puffing out your chest and regurgitating meaningless talking points.
     
  7. Valerie
    Offline

    Valerie Gold Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2008
    Messages:
    24,624
    Thanks Received:
    5,980
    Trophy Points:
    290
    Ratings:
    +10,295

    NIH - Research, Training & Scientific Resources
     
  8. Big Black Dog
    Offline

    Big Black Dog Gold Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2009
    Messages:
    22,909
    Thanks Received:
    5,107
    Trophy Points:
    260
    Ratings:
    +5,706
    That's for sure. If you think you don't have any short-comings or enemies, run for any political office. Your short-comings and enemies will pop up like weeds in the garden!
     
  9. Valerie
    Offline

    Valerie Gold Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2008
    Messages:
    24,624
    Thanks Received:
    5,980
    Trophy Points:
    290
    Ratings:
    +10,295
    Biotech funding down to last drops Investments for medical breakthroughs in jeopardy
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  10. Oddball
    Offline

    Oddball BANNED Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2009
    Messages:
    41,428
    Thanks Received:
    8,397
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Drinking wine, eating cheese, catching rays
    Ratings:
    +8,409
    Go ahead an disprove that it costs more than $500,000,000 to get a new medication or technology approved.
    Golly...I wonder who benefits by that??

    Google "orphan drugs".

    Try to 'splain, with any cogent reasoning, why the FDA refused to allow aspirin manufacturers from printing indications for use in the event ot an AMI or CVA, and why they prohibited EMS personnel who knew of the benefits from administering ASPIRIN without an ER doc's direction.

    Those are factual cases, not talking points, Skippy.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

content