[ibogaine] Musings on the Pharmaceutical industry
Patrick K. Kroupa
digital at mindvox.com
Mon Jul 22 13:11:33 EDT 2002
On [Mon, Jul 22, 2002 at 11:50:12AM -0400], [Rick Venglarcik] wrote:
| -It reportedly costs $500 million to bring a pharmaceutical product to
| market (other literature indicates this an exaggerated figure).
Ehhhhh... Depends an awful lot. From what I have actually seen anywaze.
| -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
| ballpark" product.
| -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,
<drum roll> None whatsoever. Who cares! Where's the Money!!?@1!!!!?????
| 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?
Why sure. Every time I read the spin control for drugabusesciences it
gets creepier and more out there... It ChAnGeS a lot... Not in a good
"And by 2007 we will have an inoculation that prevents orgasm! Unless THE
STATE, your Parole Ossifah and The Government Approve!" <Applause>
<clapping> <woo hoo! YEAH!>
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