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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-30-07 04:09 PM
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22. OOh another Dr. Google
Edited on Tue Oct-30-07 04:10 PM by turtlensue
I am in the industry and yes, there is some profitmindedness but that generally is in the unwillingness to fund new and novel research because of the risks. Pharmas like to work on big sellers like viagra rogaine etc.
Please come up with an example of a "made up diagnosis". Because I can tell you have NO IDEA how involved drug research is. Believe me, these conditions that any company is willing to spend 10+ years of research on drugs (which btw only have a 30% on average of ever hitting the market) and millions of dollars on are very real. Trust me, the bigger issue is pharma being unwilling to work on drugs for conditions that are rare...I should know, I have a very rare disease and few of the Big companies are doing significant research in this area.
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