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  • trawler42ek trawler42ek Nov 28, 2009 10:12 AM Flag

    Pharmaceutical Industry

    There's quite a few pharmaceutical bashers out there. I have retired with 33 years in the business and if it wasn't the new drugs being developed, some of you, including me wouldn't be here. Thirty three years ago there were a few anti-hypertensives that were available and some of them could kill you, now we have many so that the physician can customize them to the particular patient. Same can be said of diabetic, anti-asthmatic, cardiac etc. It takes a billion dollars to come up with a new drug entity, with many, many not making the end cut. So before bashing this industry, which still is the greatest in the world, look in your medicine cabinet to see what life saving drugs you have. This is my first and last post.

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