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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 10:52 PM
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54. "The Center for Medicine in the Public Interest (CMPI) is a pharmaceutical industry front group"
Mr. Goldberg's past speaks for itself. I needn't create an imaginary conspiracy.

Robert Goldberg is the co-founder, Vice President and Director of Programs for Center for Medicine in the Public Interest, a project of the conservative think tank, the *Pacific Research Institute.

According to a biographical note "prior to founding CMPI, he was senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute working on research and activities surrounding health care issues. Dr. Goldberg's current research interests include the impact of price controls on biopharmaceutical innovation, FDA reform, the future impact of medical progress and new medical technologies, the enemies of medical innovation, and the impact of government regulation on health care quality."<1>

*The Pacific Research Institute (PRI) or officially the 'Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy', is a think tank founded in 1979 whose stated vision is the promotion of "the principles of individual freedom and personal responsibility. The Institute believes these principles are best encouraged through policies that emphasize a free economy, private initiative, and limited government." The institute is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, and had $4.9M in revenue in 2005. <1> The Pacific Research Institute has associated with other think-tanks like the American Enterprise Institute and the Cato Institute.

He sounds like a person with lovely intentions, doesn't he? Certainly, no conspiracy on the part of big pharma to quash discussion and debate, is there? One wonders why Mr. Goldberg gets paid, really. After all, there are plenty who claim to do his work for free.
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