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[–] dayofthehope 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

But this is pretty serious. Healthcare needs to be focused on curing patients. Instead the American system is centered on finding medicines that everyone needs to take permanently and charge obscene amounts for it. If the patents ever expire, they can legally bribe government agencies to shutdown the competition (this is called lobbying).

It's just an extortion racket where many people are going to have to stop using the medical system.

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[–] vastrightwing 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Yes. They've known this for years. They want to control disease with drugs. A more financial smart way to do business.

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[–] Gorillion 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Suppressing cures should invite public execution of everyone in the decision-making tree.

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[–] mrtoker 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Many Americans believe there is a cure for cancer, but big pharma doesn't want you to have it. It is an example of a general skepticism of private and public sector to have the public's best interest. Rightfully so of course. I think this discussion is freaking people out mainly because the public has no belief that private industry won't just let them die for profits.

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[–] lurklurk 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

But muh free market. It irks me that people keep spouting shit about how completely free playground for immoral corporations would fix all problems on our societies when stuff like this is staring at your face when that shit dribbles out of your mouth.

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[–] TheTrigger 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

The government used to break up monopolies and companies that have gotten so large, that they've otherwise cornered a market. It's a shame it doesn't do that, anymore. Pharmaceuticals and tech would be the first two sent off to the slaughterhouse. Media corps would be a close third.

Could you imagine if the auto industry got split up? Or fuck it, something as seemingly benign as food conglomerates. Unilever, Kraft, Nestle, etc. God, I have a diamond in my pants, just thinking about it.

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[–] CheeseboogersGhost 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

oi vey If there's a cure then there's no shekels

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[–] Joklyoat 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Well. That's a fact.

Curing disease is bad for business. Controlling disease is good for business.

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[–] snarkon 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

You know that there's some common business phrase at these companies for "too profitable to cure". Maybe something simple like 'fat', or 'shiny', like "Type 1 Diabetes is a shiny disease". I mean, it's not like every scientist alive doesn't know that with proper resource allocation, Type 1 Diabetes (for example) would be human history, like black plague.

For the pitiful dreamy companies even INVESTIGATING cures there's a corporate phrase behind closed doors for "torpedoing the chances of cure". One biotech startup company I worked for published a paper on HOW a cure XYZ might be enacted for disease PQR. It was a postulate, an approach. The week that paper was published in a small scientific magazine, we were duly threatened digitally with a 'safety' lawsuit from some megafirm in the Pacific that we had zero contact with. They were just out there, lurking, putting up the destructive scare tactics to keep us away from the truth, the cure and their profits, keeping the stooges alive who suffered with it addicted to the meds. For all we knew they weren't even researchers, just hit men.

Looking back on that now (the disease is still out there, kept at bay with daily meds for millions) it probably would have actually been cheaper to just murder us all, I mean, why pay people to hit carriage-return while they threaten us when a bullet costs a buck? But the message doesn't get out then, does it? The companies preventing the cures need people like me/us to remind the OTHER companies that, yes, lawsuit squealers are everywhere, and more valuable to them than the lives of the scientists creating a cure, is the PR associated with a wallet-bashing suit that doesn't even need to be won! Just expensive enough to make you go away. AND.... they all do go away. The cure for Type-1 Diabetes (for example) is, as it always has been, "...just around the corner..."

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