posted on Sep, 10 2009 @ 11:29 PM
reply to post by mikerussellus
Science began by finding promising prospects for stem cells. So where do you find good stem cells, why of course, human embryonic materials, ie.
afterbirth. But lawmakers felt obliged to step in and say no we can't do that, it would be immmoral (afterbirths for goodness sakes, we can't use
Then embryonic stem cell research produced a bunch of failures and we forgot about that. Then science found promising prospects in adult stem cells.
So lawmakers wanted to appropriate billions of government dollars into that, but with a bunch of conditions and restrictions, of course! And I'm sure
union requirements as well!
And now we are having a string of failures in adult stem cells and government has egg on its face again.
I think we can be assured that if the pharma companies saw or see promise in stem cells they have the money and will invest. That is assuming Obama is
not successful in taking or limiting their profits so they still have money to invest.
And BTW if big pharmacy is making such huge and obscene profits as Obama alleges why not go put all your 401K into Merk or Pfizer or the pharma of
your choice? The answer is that they are no more profitable than other publicly held companies and are not that great an investment.
So why is Obama always harping about big Pharma?
But that is another thread.
And no I don't own, work for or invest in any of them.