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    Re: Scientists cure cancer, but no one takes notice

    Again...holistic product manufacturers could make a killing on a product like this. Billions are spent for herbs and vitamin products every year. Consequently, the big Pharms aren't a significant issue in this matter.

    By not getting in on a product that "claims" to take on one of the most deadest foes against humanity to public access - would be insanely naive on the part of major business interests who cater to the public that only produce and sell over-the-counter drugs.

    Would companies involved in health care products blow off selling aspirin because it's not patentable? I don't think so. As cheap as aspirin has gotten. It's still called a miracle drug and is extremely profitable even with off brand suppliers.

    If this product made its way to the market place as a holistic food supplement and thousands came forward with verifiable proof that were cured of cancer. The big Pharms would be kicking themselves in the ass for not getting involved. If nothing else it would pay for the big pharm's travel expenses for their reps who are selling designer prescription drugs.

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    Re: Scientists cure cancer, but no one takes notice

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    A change of lifestyle is not the same as a "cure".
    I didn't say it was. But in the context of this thread you don't see Big Pharma out there flogging lifestyle changes to the general public. "If you have Diabetes 2 there's a great chance that you might be able to stop taking insulin and perhaps even blood pressure medication if you change your lifestyle." Why won't Big Pharma tell you that? They could possibly save lives by doing so. We both know why, for the same reason Big Oil didn't tell you that benzene, the blowing/foaming agent they used to make fast food take out containers, was a carcinogen.

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    Re: Scientists cure cancer, but no one takes notice

    I think the only people who can legitimately vilify "big pharma" are people who don't take any prescription drugs, otherwise it's like a smoker criticizing big tobacco.
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    Re: Scientists cure cancer, but no one takes notice

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    I think the only people who can legitimately vilify "big pharma" are people who don't take any prescription drugs, otherwise it's like a smoker criticizing big tobacco.
    Why? Do people have a choice? Most people don't. We all know you can get prescription drugs cheaper almost anywhere in the known world than in the U.S. We also know Big Pharma lobbied to successfully stick Americans with very high prices.

    That's not a good analogy anyway. If you don't want to pay the high price of cigarettes you can grow your own. It is isn't the tobacco companies that have driven the costs up. More to the point cigarettes aren't about being healthy. You can't quit smoking cigarettes and become healthier. Not that prescription drugs always make you healthier.

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    Re: Scientists cure cancer, but no one takes notice

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    I think the only people who can legitimately vilify "big pharma" are people who don't take any prescription drugs, otherwise it's like a smoker criticizing big tobacco.
    anybody knowledgeable of how they continually abuse the intent of i/p laws can rightly vilify big pharma.

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    Re: Scientists cure cancer, but no one takes notice

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Why? Do people have a choice? Most people don't. We all know you can get prescription drugs cheaper almost anywhere in the known world than in the U.S. We also know Big Pharma lobbied to successfully stick Americans with very high prices.

    That's not a good analogy anyway. If you don't want to pay the high price of cigarettes you can grow your own. It is isn't the tobacco companies that have driven the costs up. More to the point cigarettes aren't about being healthy. You can't quit smoking cigarettes and become healthier. Not that prescription drugs always make you healthier.
    I'm just saying, if you're going to paint "Big Pharma" as the very face of evil, have the integrity to not contribute to their profits or to benefit from their snake oils.
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    Re: Scientists cure cancer, but no one takes notice

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    anybody knowledgeable of how they continually abuse the intent of i/p laws can rightly vilify big pharma.
    I'm sorry, i/p?
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    Re: Scientists cure cancer, but no one takes notice

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    I'm sorry, i/p?
    sorry IP as in intellectual property

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    Re: Scientists cure cancer, but no one takes notice

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    sorry IP as in intellectual property
    Trademarks, patents, things like that? How do they abuse intellectual property laws? They invest the time and money into the research (not to mention risk the law suits), they should be able to legally protect what they've created.
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    Re: Scientists cure cancer, but no one takes notice

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Trademarks, patents, things like that?
    yes, thanks to lobbyist activity, these corporations have really gotten the "disney treatment"

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