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megatherium Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 06:31 PM
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18. The pharmaceutical companies are unfortunately meeting their
fiduciary reponsibility to make as much money for their shareholders as possible, and alas, they are very good at it. The remedy for this is to get rid of the corrupt politicians who made this possible, and put the pharmaceuticals under stringent regulations.

If being in favor of single-payer health care makes me a socialist, then I'm socialist.
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  -WP: Cancer Research in Danger DeepModem Mom  Feb-06-06 09:52 AM   #0 
  - It's a big deal here  MountainLaurel   Feb-06-06 10:00 AM   # 
  - It's another misleading hype. Everytime resesarchers want more pay  cantstandbush   Feb-06-06 11:19 AM   #7 
     - What pay? About only 5-15 % of grants get funded now.  lizzy   Feb-06-06 06:52 PM   #21 
     - Would you like to be offered $27,000 a year with 18 years' experience  Sacajawea   Feb-06-06 08:35 PM   #34 
        - You are so right. All that money IS NOT going to the folks doing the  cantstandbush   Feb-06-06 09:23 PM   #35 
           - With the budget cuts, you won't have  lizzy   Feb-06-06 09:27 PM   #36 
  - sick people are a drain on the empire  madrchsod   Feb-06-06 10:00 AM   #1 
  - So are "researchers." n/t  cantstandbush   Feb-06-06 11:20 AM   #8 
     - Well, it's true. Research is not necessary. Education is not  lizzy   Feb-06-06 06:57 PM   #24 
     - Neanderthals (and Cro-Magnon) DID manage perfectly well  Psephos   Feb-08-06 02:04 AM   #50 
     - My father in law is participating in a program that is about to lose its  converted_democrat   Feb-08-06 09:35 AM   #54 
  - Leave all the research up to Big Pharm!  Bridget Burke   Feb-06-06 10:06 AM   #2 
  - Big Pharma isn't interested in curing disease  Lorien   Feb-06-06 02:05 PM   #14 
     - The pharmaceutical companies are not taking away NIH money.  lizzy   Feb-06-06 08:13 PM   #33 
  - Bushco plan to fix Social Security  central scrutinizer   Feb-06-06 10:11 AM   #3 
  - The Pres must be scared to death that someone might find a drug that will  Auntie Bush   Feb-06-06 10:48 AM   #6 
     - I think he could care less whether someone can find a cure or not.  lizzy   Feb-06-06 06:55 PM   #23 
        - I don't think he would care about them personally either ,but  Auntie Bush   Feb-06-06 07:20 PM   #26 
           - Bush needs money to fight in endless wars.  lizzy   Feb-06-06 08:09 PM   #31 
  - When it has to do with Research then Bush would kill it!!!  lovuian   Feb-06-06 10:11 AM   #4 
  - He is already doing a hell of a job in destroying research.  lizzy   Feb-06-06 06:54 PM   #22 
  - Don't compete with big Pharma. The market will take care of cancer -  applegrove   Feb-06-06 10:48 AM   #5 
  - At least when one has cancer it's almost certain that one knows  0007   Feb-06-06 11:39 AM   #10 
  - Big pharma doesn't look for cures, only treatments.  reprobate   Feb-06-06 11:51 AM   #11 
  - I don't buy that.  megatherium   Feb-06-06 01:37 PM   #13 
  - Yes, I'm aware of all of that. But most of the basic research into drugs  reprobate   Feb-06-06 04:12 PM   #16 
     - The pharmaceutical companies are unfortunately meeting their  megatherium   Feb-06-06 06:31 PM   #18 
        - Thanks, megatherium. I think we agree more than disagree.  reprobate   Feb-06-06 07:09 PM   #25 
  - What on Earth do pharmaceutical companies have to do  lizzy   Feb-06-06 08:07 PM   #30 
  - Like all government branches that have brilliant public servants & expert  applegrove   Feb-06-06 12:00 PM   #12 
  - The Bushies know it's cheaper for cancer sufferers to die  Angry Girl   Feb-06-06 11:37 AM   #9 
  - This has been today's "Culture of Life Moment"  KamaAina   Feb-06-06 03:26 PM   #15 
  - Trouble is, Cancer's kind of a sacred cow  depakid   Feb-06-06 04:28 PM   #17 
  - The only sacred cow for Bush is department of defense.  lizzy   Feb-06-06 06:50 PM   #20 
  - Cancer is a Sacred Cow until you get it.  Bridget Burke   Feb-07-06 09:28 AM   #39 
     - If more was spent on wellness oriented research & initiatives  depakid   Feb-07-06 04:03 PM   #40 
        - All NIH budget is a drop in a bucket compared to what we  lizzy   Feb-07-06 06:24 PM   #43 
        - The problem is the limited resources for science & health.  Bridget Burke   Feb-08-06 08:29 AM   #52 
  - All research is in danger.  lizzy   Feb-06-06 06:49 PM   #19 
  - it is all about the Pill Corporations preventing ANY CURES so they can  sam sarrha   Feb-06-06 07:54 PM   #27 
  - The pill corporations have nothing to do with it.  lizzy   Feb-06-06 08:11 PM   #32 
     - it is both, campaign contributions were forcing cuts before the war  sam sarrha   Feb-07-06 09:08 AM   #37 
        - Before the war, NIH had no cuts. It's budget had doubled under  lizzy   Feb-07-06 06:28 PM   #45 
  - Big Pharma doesn't want cures and vaccines.  Odin2005   Feb-06-06 08:00 PM   #28 
  - It doesn't have anything to do with big pharma.  lizzy   Feb-06-06 08:05 PM   #29 
  - They really do want to kill us, don't they?  shrike   Feb-07-06 09:09 AM   #38 
  - Settle, people!  mycritters2   Feb-07-06 05:21 PM   #41 
  - I realize that this is a rotten thing to say, but...  qwlauren35   Feb-07-06 05:39 PM   #42 
  - We are spending the money elsewhere-Iraq, Afghanistan, etc.  lizzy   Feb-07-06 06:25 PM   #44 
  - No.  qwlauren35   Feb-07-06 07:34 PM   #46 
     - You are not going to save a lot of money on cancer research.  lizzy   Feb-07-06 09:01 PM   #47 
  - "Development of adeolescents into adulthood (especially boys)"...WTF does  leesa   Feb-07-06 11:14 PM   #48 
  - Curious.  sofa king   Feb-08-06 12:17 AM   #49 
  - Faith-based science and privatized research. What a surprise.  Hekate   Feb-08-06 03:09 AM   #51 
  - the smart people of Europe or Japan should be doing this  rfkrfk   Feb-08-06 08:35 AM   #53 

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