DailyDirt: Cures For Everything..?

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Medical technology has come a long way from leeches and barbers. But there are still a lot of horrible diseases without cures. Here are just a few projects working on some important cures. By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.
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Filed Under: antiviral drugs, cancer, cures, dracos, gene therapy, hiv, polio

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    TDR, 16 Aug 2011 @ 7:15am

    As long as big pharma is in control, cures will never be widely available. After all, healthy people don't buy medicine, sick people do. That's why most medicines only treat symptoms, not the actual root cause of a condition. They don't want to cure it, they you to get it again so you'll buy their stuff again.

    It also makes one question some of these "search for a cure" charities. What happens if such a cure is found? Once the very reason for the organization's existence is found, there is no reason for the organization to continue to exist. Their existence is bound to not finding a cure, because once they do, they have no function left to serve. So it makes one wonder whether they really do want a cure or not or are just trying to prolong their own existence while pretending to search for a cure they really don't want found.

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