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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-30-07 03:09 PM
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22. OOh another Dr. Google
Edited on Tue Oct-30-07 03:10 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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  -Pediatrician Group Pushes for Autism Screening The Straight Story  Oct-30-07 12:36 PM   #0 
  - Yep. And following this 'fear factoring' , the Pharmas are in a race to  Blaze Diem   Oct-30-07 12:52 PM   #1 
  - Autism is linked to genetic abnormalities  turtlensue   Oct-30-07 12:55 PM   #2 
  - Could those 'genetic abnormalities' actually be sensitivity to toxins? Does every autistic child  cryingshame   Oct-30-07 01:05 PM   #7 
  - trisomy 23  turtlensue   Oct-30-07 02:25 PM   #16 
  - Yep its all great IF it is truely Autism. I question why are we  Blaze Diem   Oct-30-07 01:13 PM   #8 
     - Reclassification  turtlensue   Oct-30-07 02:19 PM   #14 
        - You don't think there's an actual rise..  rucky   Oct-30-07 02:24 PM   #15 
           - nope  turtlensue   Oct-30-07 02:31 PM   #17 
              - So it seems...  LeftishBrit   Oct-30-07 03:00 PM   #20 
                 - A couple of other links to psychology articles suggesting that there is little real increase  LeftishBrit   Oct-30-07 03:07 PM   #21 
  - Early intervention makes a world of difference in autistic children.  Midlodemocrat   Oct-30-07 12:57 PM   #4 
  - Jinx!  sfexpat2000   Oct-30-07 12:58 PM   #5 
     - Hey, girl! How ya' doing?  Midlodemocrat   Oct-30-07 12:59 PM   #6 
        - I'm good, how are you? I was just thinking, this screening would have  sfexpat2000   Oct-30-07 01:18 PM   #9 
  - Yes, let's just call autistic people 'crazy' and shut them in the attic, like 100 years ago  LeftishBrit   Oct-30-07 02:17 PM   #13 
     - hey there...  turtlensue   Oct-30-07 02:33 PM   #18 
     - Not So. and I note the sarcastic digs tossed out in this thread for my opposing  Blaze Diem   Oct-30-07 02:58 PM   #19 
        - OOh another Dr. Google  turtlensue   Oct-30-07 03:09 PM   #22 
        - Yes, relabeling anti-depressants and warning parents about them was really effective.  hedgehog   Oct-30-07 03:17 PM   #23 
  - I caught this and am behind it 100%. What a difference it could make  sfexpat2000   Oct-30-07 12:57 PM   #3 
  - I'm not sure there's a screening instrument for use with that age group  KamaAina   Oct-30-07 01:25 PM   #10 
  - On the surface it seems like a good idea  spinbaby   Oct-30-07 01:39 PM   #11 
  - Sometimes the diagnosis is real and not a fad  Disorganized   Oct-30-07 02:13 PM   #12 
  - Wow, amazing story  The Straight Story   Oct-30-07 03:35 PM   #24 
  - Well I have another opinion based on situations I have also dealt with.  Blaze Diem   Oct-30-07 04:06 PM   #25 

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