posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 04:28 PM
reply to post by Discotech
Excellent counter but IMO it is still all about the money and apathy.
Shire Pharm. no doubt holds the patent for this drug and, knowing full well that this is the only chance this child has of surviving, still refuses to
go the extra mile to help.
I am sorry but that is totally unacceptable in my framework of right and wrong.
In a better world where science and health sectors are driven to give every human the best possible chance of survival regardless of the financial
cost, the loss of time and the expenditure of energy, cases like this would not happen.
Unfortunately we live in a world where decisions are dictated by financial constraints and that is exactly what is happening here. This company could
make the effort, absorb the cost and give its time to help this girl - but it doesn't and that is disgusting.
And you are definitely right about one thing - these companies are not Samaritans: but they flipping well should be...
[edit on 16/7/2009 by skibtz]