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    Big Pharma certainly looks like it will do anything for money.  But I used to work for a company that really did get the $#*^^y end of the stick in a major case.  The degree of culpability and malice was greatly exaggerated but that didn't stop the company from losing $18 billion dollars.  When I heaar nasty things about how callous a pharma company is, I look to see if the source has any rason to be biased or to spread biased information.  I would really prefer that that $18 billion dollars go to people who need affordable medicine, not to the pockets of a lawyer businessman. If you are truly interested in affordable drugs, you have an obligation to see that extortive class action suits don't happen.  (I'm not saying all class action suits are extortive but the public doesn't seem to be aware that some clearly are)  The degree to which these suits have negatively impacted research can not be understated.  Their effect has been enormous.  the battle to straighten out the drug industry is going to have to be fought on two fronts: 1.)getting rid of the rising aristocracy of the corporate businessman and 2.) curbing the number of exortive class action lawsuits.
    Both entities take advantage of a lack of regualtion and plunder the coffers of big pharma to the detriment of all of us.    

    -3.63, -4.46 "Choose something like a star to stay your mind on- and be staid"

    by goldberry on Sun Jan 21, 2007 at 12:46:18 PM PST

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