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Old 08-25-2014, 09:31 PM
 
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I know there is a lot of people complaining no cure for ALS ,MS, Parkinson's ,HIV , motor neuron disease , dementia , alzheimer's ,autoimmune diseases and cancer.

Well some cancers have much higher cancer survival rate than other types of cancers.Well Pancreas , Liver ,Bile duct , Esohagus , Lungs , Bronchus ,Stomic , Mutiple Myeloma , Brain and Leukemia have a very bad survival rate. And about 40% of people will get cancer in there life time.Well 1/2 people who have cancer will die.

Incidence, survival and mortality : Cancer Research UK : CancerHelp UK

I hear three theories explaining this why drugs are so hard to make and take so long to come to the market.

1.Government retriction , once a chemists finds a computer model that shows results and you doctor prescribes medication add 10 to 15 years to it.Alll running lab rats tests after tests ,clinical trials and testing. You wont it faster , have people sign up for guinea pigs and lower the testing and you will get 5 year mark than 10 to 15 year mark.

2.The easy diseases have cure and now on to the hard to cure diseases.

3. Drugs have site effect.It is very hard to make a drug that has little to no site effect or does not harm the body.

I hear that new faster computers will allow chemist to bring out new drugs faster. And if we had a quantum computer we will have cure for almost every thing in 10 years.
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Old 08-25-2014, 09:37 PM
 
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Can the moderator move this to http://www.city-data.com/forum/science-technology/

It was to be there not here.
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Old 08-26-2014, 12:25 AM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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One thing that I will say is medicine is now a form of information technology and that is why we are seeing more advancements in biology and genetics then ever before. In fact by 2020 will start what is called the bio tech revolution and the kind of advancements we will see in the 2020's will be underrepresented in the history of civilization. That includes 3D printers as they will be able to print any organ.
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Old 08-27-2014, 10:09 AM
 
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One of the reasons for "over testing".

thalidomide - Google Search
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Old 09-05-2014, 12:59 AM
 
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Same reason before you can build a refinery you would go thru years of red tape put their by the same people who ask why none have been built .Besides that its years of research and liaity to think of afterwards.
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Old 09-08-2014, 08:31 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Drugs are easy, it's difficult to market a drug in America because all the religious, human and animal rights activists that make it expensive and difficult to test drugs. Which is why the rest of the world have the lead on medical advances, America just buys foreign designs and market it 1st.
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Old 09-09-2014, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Popsci had an article saying that the FDA should remove the effectiveness guarantee of a drug as long as the negatives are known of a drug. People should be allowed to take these chance drugs with the forknowledge that they aren't proven to work, but are proven not to harm you.
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Old 09-09-2014, 10:35 PM
 
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There are drugs that are proven not to harm anyone?
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Old 09-09-2014, 10:41 PM
 
Location: southern california
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bek big fat drug companies pay people not to put their new drugs on the market.
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Old 09-10-2014, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Denver
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There are drugs that are proven not to harm anyone?
Hawthorne leaves, olive oil, lettuce leaves.... Or at least the damage is minimal.
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