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Originally posted by Galvatron
Heh, I work for Bristol-Myer Squibb. Not in medical research, I'm a business analyst. However, I do know that some drugs we're working on is as close to a cure as you'd be able to get because frankly alot of these diseases are really that difficult to fight. AIDS is especially difficult.
However, its not exactly unprofitable to provide a cure.
How much more valueable is a cure to you than a treatment? Significantly higher I'm sure, so I'm sure you'd be willing to pay more since it is a one time thing.
Providing a patented cure to a disease for a population before any other company does would effectively destroy the other companies' market shares for that sector of disease treatment. The cure providing company would practically gain 100% of that market while selling a product that has a higher value and thus price. Making short term revenues sky rocket. After the market demand drops off as cures are given immediately to new cases, the cure providing company has effectively gained competitive advantage over their rivals in that they've shut them out of a market and have dramatically increased revenues for investment into new research. Long term gains may be unaffected or higher as there is few if no competing companies in this market so the increase in market share offsets the loss in revenues due to the product being a one time fix. In effect, immediate short term gains will be huge, long term gains will be consistent, and an overal long term advantage over other companies has been achieved.
So don't be so hasty to say that cures aren't worth it.
Pharmacutical companies are quite large and I doubt that the loss of one sector of disease treatment will destroy the companies, let alone the stock market or general macro-economy.
BTW its highly unlikely that they'd introduce the cures for all of the worlds diseases at once, as new compounds for disease management take a while to develope, let alone straight up cures.
[edit on 5-5-2005 by Galvatron]
Originally posted by LazarusTheLong
These are the main natural medicines that I know from extensive personal experience.
I used to take zantac and prevacid and all the rest, until a wiccan friend told me about the vinegar trick...
works so much better and faster, and cheaper by far...
I also noticed that I seem to have the reflux much less often...
i can eat pizza again... yeah!
I also drink lots of caffiene (as do many people) and withdrawl from caffiene will cause headaches in as little as 12 hrs. So my first step is to drink a coke if I get a headache, it works almost immediatly...
Originally posted by Galvatron
"What do you know of this, if anything? "
All I know is that prions are types of protiens that are considered diseases in themselves.
Who would have thought that a protien could be a disease.
I could see how AIDS could be viewed as a prion. CJD or mad cow for humans is a prion to the nervous system. AIDS could be a prion to the immune system.
There is two building blocks to life, protien and DNA, correct? If a virus injects a modification of DNA into a cell so that it reproduces nothing but more virus' then this makes me wonder if there is a virus that could inject prions.
Other than that, like I said, Im on the business end of things, not medical research.
Originally posted by they see ALL
but what about "regular" headaches???
you know, the kinds you get when your sinus is clogged or if your glasses are dirty...
asthma: avoid milk, and drink tea/coffee
I'm convinced the the cure for cancer was found long ago.
PS- I do not have herpes or any other STD (that I'm aware of), I'm just curious. LOL
Egger: Heres the history of our medicine.
"I have a sore throat."
2000 BC : "eat this root"
1200 AD : "That root is heathen, say this prayer."
1500 AD : "That prayer is superstition, drink this elixir."
1800 AD : "That elixir is snake oil, Take this pill."
1900 AD : "That pill is ineffective, Take this antibiotic."
2000 AD : "That antibiotic is artificial, Here why dont you eat this root."