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Old 04-13-2018, 08:17 AM
 
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food for thought.

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"The potential to deliver 'one shot cures' is one of the most attractive aspects of gene therapy, genetically-engineered cell therapy and gene editing. However, such treatments offer a very different outlook with regard to recurring revenue versus chronic therapies," analyst Salveen Richter wrote in the note to clients Tuesday. "While this proposition carries tremendous value for patients and society, it could represent a challenge for genome medicine developers looking for sustained cash flow."
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/11/gold...ess-model.html
if private capital can't or won't fund cures, who will? or should?
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Old 04-13-2018, 08:35 AM
 
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Medicine does not belong in the public sector. Free market capitalism and medicine are incompatible.
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Old 04-13-2018, 08:39 AM
 
Location: SGV
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Medicine does not belong in the public sector. Free market capitalism and medicine are incompatible.
Goldman Sachs is one of the owners of your master, fed gov.
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Old 04-13-2018, 08:47 AM
 
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Why is this on a national political forum
It seems more related to the business forum
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Old 04-13-2018, 08:53 AM
 
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Default Politics AND OTHER CONTROVERSIES

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Why is this on a national political forum
It seems more related to the business forum
what's your beef? it's not controversial enough?
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Old 04-13-2018, 08:53 AM
 
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Why is this on a national political forum
It seems more related to the business forum
Seems pretty controversial to me. Now report yourself to the inter webs police pronto
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Old 04-13-2018, 10:38 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Why is this on a national political forum
It seems more related to the business forum

You don't think it's controversial?

I'd say the issue stems from the US being one of the few if not only modern industrialized nations where healthcare is a for profit industry.
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Old 04-13-2018, 10:44 AM
 
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You don't think it's controversial?

I'd say the issue stems from the US being one of the few if not only modern industrialized nations where healthcare is a for profit industry.
Would you go to work everyday if there wasnt a paycheck for you at the end of the week?
The problem isnt profit, its that the state decides who gets to make one.
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Old 07-10-2018, 11:09 AM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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Default How drug companies sell treatments by inventing diseases

I was going to post this in the "Curing Patients is Bad For Business" or the "Did you know that pharmaceutical ads are due to the Supreme Court?" thread but decided to start a new one.

How drug companies sell treatments by inventing diseases

The Cholesterol myth comes to mind but there are others. Not only that, it goes beyond even this. Now they have drugs to counteract or help with the side-effects of other drugs. When will it end? Now they have a drug for opiate induced constipation and an acronym to boot (OIC), lol

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“Low testosterone was among the biggest cases of disease mongering — a huge increase in prescribing a drug before the benefits and harms of treatment were established,” Schwartz said. “And yet, manufacturers claimed ‘low T’ — not aging or other medical conditions — was the reason why older men might have less energy, worse sports performance or even feeling more tired after dinner than younger men. There are no specific rules about how companies can talk about symptoms in awareness campaigns.”
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Old 07-10-2018, 12:04 PM
 
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Not only that but low cholesterol itself as well as statin drugs directly, can lead to lowered testosterone levels. Lower everybody's cholesterol and see what happens.
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