Friday, October 14, 2005
Blogger Steven Gorden has put his finger on the critical issue that will be one of the biggest barriers to developing the anti-virals to combat pandemic flu: our system of intellectual property and proprietary pharmaceuticals. While I agree with almost nothing that came out of communism, the notion that capitalism will supply the rope to make the nooses, comes pretty close here. It would be good for the immediate future with respect to pandemic flu, and good for the larger issue of controlling health care expense, if we as a nation took a good hard look at our processes for creating pharmaceuticals.
Posted by RogerA at 10:38 AM