posted on Nov, 30 2005 @ 09:38 AM
although most of it's paid for with our tax money and charitable donations.
Sardion - sorry. I know I've posted tons of budget stuff all over ATS, but can't pull anything up on a search right now - and I'm out of time.
I know the standard line is that drug developers invest millions-to-billions to bring a drug to market - but I think most of the money comes from us.
Remember - the first rule of business is never use your own money.
...Aside from funding through the CDC and NIH, corporations benefit big time through the military budget, especially funds targeted for
anti-bioweapons research. And the way the contracts work, the companies conducting the research hold the rights - they don't even have to publish
their results or research reports.
...This is why the CDC held up releasing info on the 1918 Flu, and rights ownership
was the real
backroom controversy. Also, remember
last year when the NIH suddenly made it a funding requirement that research results be published, and available to the public? The NIH circumvented
the international corporations' hold on Congress and the Senate. Cool move, and it worked. But the boyz aren't happy about it.
The whole mess is sneaky, and dirty.