Musings on the Pharmaceutical industry
RickV at hnncsb.org
Mon Jul 22 11:50:12 EDT 2002
-It reportedly costs $500 million to bring a pharmaceutical product to
market (other literature indicates this an exaggerated figure).
-Pharmaceutical companies are always looking to "knock it out of the
ballpark;" they are very satisfied with a pharmacotherapy that brings in
$1 million per day.
-Pharmacological treatment of addiction, and numerous other
statistically insignificant diseases, won't result in an "out of the
-MAINTENANCE drugs for the treatment (alleviation of symptoms) of
various diseases, are very profitable.
The foregoing brings to mind this question:
What possible motive would there be for any pharmaceutical company to
research and develop medications that would actually "cure"
insignificant diseases? Or significant ones for that matter. What if,
as a result of unraveling the human genome, pharmaceutical companies
could develop medications that would alleviate the need for any kind of
maintenance drugs, but, instead, would cure the disease in only a few
applications? Would they be pursued?
Rick Venglarcik, MA, CSAC
Hampton Roads Clinic
2236 W. Queen St., Suite C
Hampton, VA 23666
Office: (757) 827-8430 x144
Fax: (757) 826-2772
Cell: (757) 270-9839
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