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dm
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November 19th, 2011 at 9:50:50 AM permalink
Do you think the medical community, including mental health and pharmaceutical companies, would welcome cures for all of cancer, depression, and allergy? I am at NO.
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November 19th, 2011 at 10:14:22 AM permalink
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Do you think the medical community, including mental health and pharmaceutical companies, would welcome cures for all of cancer, depression, and allergy? I am at NO.



Idealistically YES but in reality NO. Although business would focus much more on the diagnosis end and the delivery of said cures.
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November 19th, 2011 at 10:38:38 AM permalink
I highly doubt it. Just look at how hard they have been trying to discredit the Liberation treatment for MS. I know the MS Society of Canada was working overtime trying to talk people out of taking the treatment. They also are fighting hard to prevent Canadian Government from endorsing the procedure. As a result MS patients have been flying to 3rd world countries in the hopes of finding doctors willing to do the procedure. Things may have changed in the past year, but this is MS. Cancer is a much bigger donation bucket.

Cancer is such a huge money maker for non-profit organizations, research institutes, cancer related companies. These are organizations that will have no reason to exist practically overnight, and they will fight for survival. Any medical accidents involved with these new cures will be front pages news, and any negative feedback from the treatments will also get top priority. God bless corporatism.
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November 19th, 2011 at 10:42:13 AM permalink
It is a business, so if they found something simple, from $1-$10,000 for the cure, I'd say no. I rather think they love those types of drugs that someone must take daily for life in order to live, such as those for heart patients. Not that the doctors or the actual people involved are heartless necessarily, but it's a business... can't beat customers like that.
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November 19th, 2011 at 10:43:12 AM permalink
Not-for-profits - YES
For profits - NO
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November 19th, 2011 at 10:46:02 AM permalink
I'd say they'd be happy to find a cure and be able to make money from it.

The bottom line is that there will always be something to work on in the medical field because we are all on our way to the grave--even if they cure cancer and the others, we'll still be aging and passing away, so there will still be things to fix, cure, or delay the inevitable.
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November 19th, 2011 at 11:02:29 AM permalink
Of course the answer is no.

Corporations are here to make money. So they absolutely have the right to lobby to discredit results to protects its profits (and have done so in the past). Corporations are not here to benefit society, just their shareholders.
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November 19th, 2011 at 11:04:47 AM permalink
Quote: RonC

I'd say they'd be happy to find a cure and be able to make money from it.



How dare you be rational in a conspiracy thread?

Seeing as many people have been cured of cancer, And that cancer treatments keep getting better, I fail to see any need for hypotheticals.
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dm
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November 19th, 2011 at 12:08:02 PM permalink
Quote: FinsRule

Not-for-profits - YES
For profits - NO



Absolutely right, I thought of that later.
dm
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November 19th, 2011 at 12:10:48 PM permalink
Quote: Nareed

How dare you be rational in a conspiracy thread?

Seeing as many people have been cured of cancer, And that cancer treatments keep getting better, I fail to see any need for hypotheticals.




I guess that's a YES, but just about the only one.

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