posted on Sep, 3 2005 @ 08:17 AM
Originally posted by tarzan
well i guess your correct.I sometimes get that feeling that these things happen about hiding possible cures .I mean theres more money in treatment
rather than cures right? I guess i have developed this jaded sense of thinking recently in which govt dont give a dman about us.where just numbers. we
live we die who cares.-(maybe i need to chill out)
But a dead person can't spend thousands on preventative or maintenance healthcare...
And the pharmaceutical industry isn't just US-based. Around the world, different nations have different rules about fair pricing. In England (as
an example), every person is entitled to subsidized (read: free) healthcare, regardless of their condition or financial status...which does somewhat
affect how much the drug companies can charge for a certain drug; this could in turn mean that the drug companies would actually benefit
discovering a cure, as they wouldn't be eating up the cost of constant preventative medicine.
Again, I can't help but think that...a dead person is one less person who's able to spend money on preventative/maintenance healthcare. Yanno?
That said I'm fairly sure that drug companies do charge through the roof in too many cases. In fact, I do know this to be true, having worked with
a few of 'em in the past.
I just don't think they're generally in the habit of hiding magic bullets like that.
[edit on 3-9-2005 by Tinkleflower]