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    Quote Originally Posted by friendof2nd View Post
    What about the story going around that says that big pharma is only interested in finding and promoting drugs that will maintain the patient, not cure him? Yes, they expend a lot of money doing research, but are they actually looking for a cure or they only want to find ways to maintain the patient alive but not cure him?

    There are rumors that say that cancer can already be cure but big pharma, together with some hospitals do not want such cure to be available. How true are those rumors or are they simply another form of urban legend?
    And big oil has murdered the auto engineers that created the 100 mpg carburetor. And we have only 11 more years to live if we don't stop using straws.

    According to the American Cancer Society, just in the last 25 years, cancer death rates are down 25%. According to the St. Judes advertisements on TV, when Danny Thomas founded them, four out of five children with cancer died; today one out of five dies.

    Those great successes are the results of capitalism combined with charity and the most giving people in the history of humanity - Americans. Take away the profit, take money from Americans so government becomes the charity rather than it coming from the willing hearts of the people, and none of these advances happen. We will be starting on a slippery slope to the dark ages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Levant View Post
    Natural healing is a scam. Oh, sure, there are some things that you can do without a doctor to make yourself feel better but until the evolution of big-pharma, reliable and safe medicines from poppies, antibiotics, etc., the expected lifespan anywhere in the entire planet was less than 35 years and, globally, less than 30 years.

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    That's not all due to big pharma though. Much of that has to do with early diagnosis, surgeries and treatment procedures that have greatly advanced. yes the drugs have played a role but i think the other advancements have done more to save people and keep them alive longer. There is one line of drugs that have done a lot to help people live longer that is widely used(according to my Dr. anyway) and that's statins.
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    If the drug companies came up with a pill that cured cancer overnight, there would be a bunch of idiots who would abuse the drug.

    Recently I heard that some people are taking 50/100/200 pills of Imodium (for anti-diarrhea) at a time, in order to "get high". Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot?

    We now have to jump through loops in order to get cold/flu meds. All because idiots want to use crystal-meth to "get high".

    I keep hearing about the "opioid crisis". We don't have an "opioid crisis", we have a stupid people who abuse/misuse drugs crisis.

    IMHO, if they want to abuse drugs let them. The sooner they OD and Darwin themselves off, the better. It would alleviate the shortage of organ donors and raise the IQ of society as a whole.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Scientist View Post
    If the drug companies came up with a pill that cured cancer overnight, there would be a bunch of idiots who would abuse the drug.

    Recently I heard that some people are taking 50/100/200 pills of Imodium (for anti-diarrhea) at a time, in order to "get high". Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot?

    We now have to jump through loops in order to get cold/flu meds. All because idiots want to use crystal-meth to "get high".

    I keep hearing about the "opioid crisis". We don't have an "opioid crisis", we have a stupid people who abuse/misuse drugs crisis.

    IMHO, if they want to abuse drugs let them. The sooner they OD and Darwin themselves off, the better. It would alleviate the shortage of organ donors and raise the IQ of society as a whole.


    People will abuse anything given to them. I forget the names but the ones they give to kids for adhd are often abused and have you ever heard of pharma parties? I don't know if they are still popular or not but kids used to raid their parents meds, go to a party and just pour them into bowls for everyone to mix and match and hopefully get high. We're talking heart meds, blood thinners, cholesterol meds and whatever their parents were prescribed. Many OD'ed or has serious reactions because of the mixtures. That's pretty desperate to get a buzz if you ask me.
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    It is the height of avoidance to blame "Big anything" for self inflicted maladies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by square target2 View Post
    People will abuse anything given to them. I forget the names but the ones they give to kids for adhd are often abused and have you ever heard of pharma parties? I don't know if they are still popular or not but kids used to raid their parents meds, go to a party and just pour them into bowls for everyone to mix and match and hopefully get high. We're talking heart meds, blood thinners, cholesterol meds and whatever their parents were prescribed. Many OD'ed or has serious reactions because of the mixtures. That's pretty desperate to get a buzz if you ask me.
    People intentionally eat frikkin' Tide pods. I suppose there are some authoritarians who will say we need to ban Tide. Clearly the problem is with the product and not the user/abuser.
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