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warrens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 02:04 PM
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18. Lemme get this straight...
The reason they won't make more is that flu vaccines are unprofitable, but they won't allow others to make it because it's profitable.

There's a reason people hate drug companies.
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  -Flu vaccine maker won't share patent (Roche won't allow Generic) RamboLiberal  Oct-13-05 12:45 PM   #0 
  - Bastards.  there-s a   Oct-13-05 12:51 PM   #1 
  - Raw Capitalism is a Frightening Thing to Behold  tonkatoy57   Oct-13-05 12:55 PM   #2 
  - just think if they could cure CANCER with one drug-they'd go BROKE  NIGHT TRIPPER   Oct-14-05 10:19 AM   #39 
  - Damn. I can find generic Viagra, Levitra, but can't find generic tamiflu  gulfcoastliberal   Oct-13-05 12:57 PM   #3 
  - How fast they can ramp up production  Cactus44   Oct-13-05 12:57 PM   #4 
  - The French hate us  hogwyld   Oct-13-05 01:02 PM   #5 
  - What do you expect!....  Tight_rope   Oct-13-05 01:03 PM   #6 
  - Roche will watch people die to protect its profits....  mike_c   Oct-13-05 01:03 PM   #7 
  - This means nothing  PSPS   Oct-13-05 01:10 PM   #8 
  - Blood will be on their hands.  sarcasmo   Oct-13-05 01:10 PM   #9 
  - Well I looked it up  Mojorabbit   Oct-13-05 01:10 PM   #10 
  - Made we wonder what a Chinese herbalist could do  RamboLiberal   Oct-13-05 01:18 PM   #12 
     - I think this might be  Mojorabbit   Oct-13-05 01:57 PM   #15 
  - Tamiflu is not a vaccine, it is an anti-viral medication  eShirl   Oct-13-05 01:18 PM   #11 
  - "Flu vaccine maker won't share patent" - is the title of the story  mzmolly   Oct-13-05 01:20 PM   #14 
  - More stupid, clueless, misinformed journalists at work...............  kestrel91316   Oct-13-05 08:46 PM   #26 
     - I wondered if they mfgr a vax and the anti-viral drug?  mzmolly   Oct-14-05 12:08 PM   #43 
  - CORRECT. You get the gold star this evening.  kestrel91316   Oct-13-05 08:43 PM   #25 
  - Gosh, I always thought the drug companies had OUR best interests  mzmolly   Oct-13-05 01:18 PM   #13 
  - Another example of what un-regulated capitalism will do.  Endangered Specie   Oct-13-05 01:58 PM   #16 
  - Gilead Sciences Inc?  superconnected   Oct-13-05 02:01 PM   #17 
  - It's an old African-American hymn that quotes the Bible...  pelagius   Oct-13-05 02:56 PM   #23 
  - I find it rather ominous that when this company was formed,  kestrel91316   Oct-13-05 08:49 PM   #27 
     - Since Donald Rumsfield was on its board of directors  superconnected   Oct-14-05 09:52 AM   #38 
  - Lemme get this straight...  warrens   Oct-13-05 02:04 PM   #18 
  - And of course Roache executives are in with Carlyle  superconnected   Oct-13-05 02:09 PM   #19 
  - Why stop there - the plot thickens  NCPatriot   Oct-13-05 09:02 PM   #29 
     - Wow, thanks for pointing that out!  superconnected   Oct-14-05 09:22 AM   #37 
  - Considering.......  Timmy5835   Oct-13-05 02:24 PM   #20 
  - tell us more please - and welcome!  jean   Oct-13-05 02:45 PM   #21 
  - SF Gate polls  chat_noir   Oct-13-05 02:49 PM   #22 
  - Who says the Repukes don't have a population control plan?  mom cat   Oct-13-05 06:29 PM   #24 
  - They may, but Roche is a Swiss company  Psephos   Oct-14-05 12:15 AM   #34 
  - self delete - dupe  Psephos   Oct-14-05 12:17 AM   #35 
  - DU had this two days ago  paineinthearse   Oct-13-05 09:01 PM   #28 
  - This is where government is supposed to step in...  SaveElmer   Oct-13-05 09:41 PM   #30 
  - Steal the data, upload it to the net, and burn their assets to the ground.  kgfnally   Oct-13-05 11:54 PM   #31 
  - Oh believe me when there is an epidemic patent or no patent  lovuian   Oct-13-05 11:58 PM   #32 
  - Some official in Europe said they couldn't make the vaccine because  Miss Chybil   Oct-14-05 12:11 AM   #33 
  - There is another drug that competes with Tamiflu called Relenza  Psephos   Oct-14-05 12:52 AM   #36 
  - Question about the people "stockpiling" Tamiflu....  Bridget Burke   Oct-14-05 10:25 AM   #40 
     - Good question...  Psephos   Oct-14-05 11:01 AM   #42 
  - it's time to nationalize the pharmecutical industry once and for all.  truthisfreedom   Oct-14-05 10:39 AM   #41 
  - India  Mojorabbit   Oct-14-05 01:47 PM   #44 

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