[Ip-health] Survey: US Health Agency Should Use Patent Rights To Keep Drugs Affordable

Riaz Tayob riaz.tayob at gmail.com
Thu Sep 5 04:22:02 PDT 2013

A case of health imperialism (abroad) = (Health) tyranny at home

On 5 September 2013 04:00, George Carter <fiar at verizon.net> wrote:

> Well, and here's another earlier one -
> http://www.cptech.org/pharm/crada2.html
> but with the revolving door between NIH and industry, any sincere
> application of a CRADA would never happen. As but one example:
> https://www.commondreams.org/headlines03/1207-03.htm
> (Bill Moyers also had a discussion about this focused on Congress and
> industry recently.)
> Then there's this:
> http://californiastemcellreport.blogspot.com/2005/10/text-of-legislative-staff-report-on-ip.html
> "Reasonable pricing requirement. The state could adopt a policy similar to
> that adopted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 1989 requiring
> that there be a reasonable relationship between the pricing of a licensed
> product, the public investment in that product, and the health and safety
> needs of the public. As mentioned above, NIH applied this policy to
> licenses to inventions developed under its Cooperative Research and
> Development Agreement (CRADA) program but discarded it in 1995 on the
> grounds that it was impeding commercialization of research findings."
> Yeah, right.
> And:
> http://www.scribd.com/doc/54116297/Goozner-The-800-Million-Pill-The-Truth-Behind-the-Cost-of-New-Drugs-2004
> Which leads to stories like:
> http://www.thebody.com/content/art33449.html
> When the government is bought, run and dependent upon the largesse and
> future careers of the industry's they're supposed to regulate and
> oversee...well, the noble notion of a CRADA is a joke.
> The questions I posed, of course, are ridiculous because the United States
> government will only serve their corporate masters. The niceties of the
> details become lost in the haze of blood of the millions dying, the only
> metric that matters and to which that government and Pharma are utterly
> indifferent. But some of us will remember and maybe one day there will be
> justice for their willful and intentional acts of economic genocide.
> George M. Carter
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