Cutting Through The Crap

Monday, January 24, 2011

Taking Bets


Alarmed at the decline in production of new drugs by the pharmaceutical industry, Obama announces a federal program for drug research.

The new effort comes as many large drug makers, unable to find enough new drugs, are paring back research. Promising discoveries in illnesses like depression and Parkinson’sthat once would have led to clinical trials are instead going unexplored because companies have neither the will nor the resources to undertake the effort.

The initial financing of the government’s new drug center is relatively small compared with the $45.8 billion that the industry estimates it invested in research in 2009. The cost of bringing a single drug to market can exceed $1 billion, according to some estimates, and drug companies have typically spent twice as much on marketing as on research, a business model that is increasingly suspect.



So. How long before we hear RWS™ claiming it's an effort to create mind-control drugs? And, since that's pretty easy, here's a side bet: who will be first, Glenn Beck, Michelle Bachmann, Rush Limbaugh, or Louie Gohmert?

6 comments:

Frank Drackman said...

"Federal New Program for Drug Research" umm you mean like "The Tuskegee Study" which ironically enough, your old enough to have participated in.
Seriously, it didn't end until 1972 under the Nixon administration, who also ended the Democrat-started Vietnam war(look it up).
And I know living in a State thats about as diverse as the Harlem Globetrotters/cast of "Big Love"/ you only see Black Peoples on TV, but its them who you/me has to spend 10 minutes promising that the 2gm of pre-operative ancef isn't Salt Peter.
Which is so rediculous, everyone knows we put the contraceptives in Malt Liquor/Morgan David 20/20.
But hey, maybe the Government will do better this time.
Umm wouldn't hold my breath for that Alzheimers cure.

Frank

PS and I apologize if you really have Alzheimers, but if you do, you won't remember anyway.

Sid Schwab said...

So I guess you're voting for Louie, right?

Frank Drackman said...

I'll be jerking, I mean pulling the lever for Michelle Bachman.
Might even vote for her too.

Frank

Anonymous said...

An alternative viewpoint without mention of mind control pills.

http://m.reason.com/26819/show/d04de9b4c4771c6d53e0e6b5c0f59cf8&t=b86147759c95da53356945ae7670779c

Regards,
PT

SeaSpray said...

I thought drug companies have reduced producing in the states and gone to Europe because of fear of law suits. Ever see those lawyer commercials late at night ...touting the latest side effects and risk of stroke, death, etc., then stating if it happened to you ..call us?

SeaSpray said...

Well ...not death occurred to you... no call then. ;)