posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 07:06 PM
reply to post by Aloysius the Gaul
I doubt anyone who posts to this thread knows which side is right, although some will pretend to know.
It's also an extremely large leap to say this is evidence that so called Big Pharma is out to get us
All the evidence goes the other way in fact. Each generation lives longer and is healthier in old age which actually proves there is no conspiracy.
This story will pose a dilemma however for those who think both the Pharmaceutical companies and MD's are out to get them.
Either side could be telling the truth. The courts should figure that out.
I'd hate to be on either side to be honest. Say a company develops a drug that will save tens of thousands of lives, but it is also known that a
handful of people will have an adverse reaction; do you let the tens of thousands die because of that?
Peanuts are deadly to a small part of the population, so should we outlaw Peanuts? Strawberries? Aspirin?
This is like the Gluten stuff now in a way. A tiny part of the population has issues tolerating Gluten, but the vast majority do not. The snake oil
crowd is out in large numbers preaching that nobody should eat anything with Gluten even though it's likely meaningless to them. Those susceptible to
psychosomatic illness will develop imagined symptoms and spread the paranoia even further. Who get's hurt? Innocent Farmers selling perfectly safe
products. Who gets rich? Those preying on the paranoid and uninformed selling Gluten Free stuff for highly inflated prices to people who don't even
need their products.
There are bad people in charge of Pharmaceutical companies I'm sure, bad MD's, bad people selling useless products with false health claims and bad
consumers who spread falsehoods out of irrationality. No company though is out to kill it's customers and potential investors. That is just absurd.
Each case stands alone and the industry wide conspiracy is a myth in my opinion. Were it true we would live less years each generation and be less
healthy in old age.
The insane prices are compliments of our government, taxes and regulations. That is a conspiracy that IS real in this topic genre.