reply to post by ChaoticOrder
Which ever company can design their own cancer treatment and patent it for themselves will make a massive profit, but it's very unlikely to
happen. It's usually small teams of scientists or things that can't be patented by the big drug companies.
Yes they will be able to patent the cure, but the patent only lasts for 20 years. If a cure was found, it would be written up and published in a
scientific journal where it would be available for peer review. That is, they will say exactly what they did in the experiment to successfully kill
the cancer cells and scientists from all around the world will try and prove them wrong.
If the report passed the peer review stage, it would give other drug companies and researchers a new mechanism to target in the fight against cancer.
For example, they could change a couple of functional groups on the chemical and run it through a simulation to see how it would interact with the
body differently - if it was more effective, or less toxic then another drug company would be able to submit that drug for trials and marketing
without infringing on the original copyright.
Do you seriously think that they have research departments in universities, and privately owned companies up and down the country, in which a lot of
money is being poured into, where the people just sit there on their arse all day?
It's not even a case of 'the boss' pulling the wool over the researcher's eyes, because they will be experts in their field of study, and they will
know a great deal more about cancer and its mechanisms than you or me.
Do you actually know how much it can cost to get chemotherapy? Just look it up. They aren't going to simply throw away a whole industry just
because of one simple little cure.
Well, if you lived in a country that didn't try to run a healthcare system for profit the figure would be £0 (Yes, I am awre that the NHS is paid for
with tax payer money, in the UK you don't have to pay tax as well as a large fortune for medical treatments)
They will fight tooth and nail to make it's their way or the high way. And just look at that doctor who has been trying to pass his drug
through the system since the 70's. They've literally done every in the book to suppress or steal his idea, short of murdering him. And I wouldn't be
surprised if they did kill him. That's how immoral and heartless I believe these monsters are.
I think you're letting your emotions cloud your judgement. I mean, I'm not an immoral and heartless person and this is my area of study; I do research
in a lab most days of the week now, it hasn't twisted my heart into obsidian.
The reason they have been opposing the doctor will be because he will be lying about the efficacy of the drug. I bet if he submitted it for peer
review, it would dismissed by many people
edit on 25/10/2011 by Griffo because: (no reason given)