posted on Apr, 4 2011 @ 08:31 PM
This is one of the best Catch 22's out there.
These treatments are being banned because there is no hard evidence that they work.
There is very little hard evidence to support these treatments because there is no large company to pay for the research.
No one will pay for the research because it potentially jeopardizes the immense profits and total dominance of the Pharma companies. Any research that
is done starts with this doesn't work
and then, surprisingly, proves that idea.
Meanwhile, drugs produced by Pharma are fast-tracked through approval based on how big a check the company is willing to write, regardless of whether
they actually do what they are supposed to (or are even safe to begin with)
So, cheaper treatments that may or may not work are made illegal so that expensive treatments, that may or may not work, can be made available.
Ain't capitalism great?
A prime example of this is research being done now at the University of Calgary on a anti-cancer compound.
They can't get any funding and are harrassed at every turn because the compound is both cheap and plentiful. It was also released onto the market
decades ago for the treatment of other problems so there is no patent protection available now or in the future.
No one wants cheap cures/treatments.
Not enough profit.
edit on 4-4-2011 by [davinci] because: (no reason given)