It should be quite clear now that big pharma is 'only' interested in vast profits and basically has no empathy with humankind other than it being an immense cash-cow for them. Their actions and out-of-court settlements speak volumes and where history cannot lie.
But where it has to be said as a footprint, that Big Pharma has governments in their grip behind closed doors even though they have their roots predominately in the Nazi era, the holocaust, chemical and biological warfare - http://foolscrow.wordpress.com/2010/07/27/return-to-nuremberg-big-pharma-must-answer-for-crimes-against-humanity/ and where their activities has not really changed one iota.
Indeed, the vast pharmaceutical industry with a global annual turnover of around $800 billion are not in the business of 'cures' but only treatments such as Tamiflu et al. In this respect it is not in their interest to invent cures (only treatments) for then they would kill off the fatted cow and thereafter their would be no need for their drugs, hitting the bottom-line with billions of billions of lost sales year on year. Therefore people are living in a world of deceit, as cures are not really on the agenda for the pharma mafia. Medical science may be (that is totally different to pharmacology), but definitely not the global pharmaceutical industry.
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