Thursday, December 29, 2005


It has long been my view that the Pharmaceutical Industry wasn't interested in developing an AIDS cure as long as it was making tons of money from the Insurance Industry through the development and sale of antiviral drugs that only "manage" the disease. These drugs have a low threshhold of resistance, making the patient dependent on newer, available, non-resistant antivirals. This cycle of dependence ensures more money for the drug companies for an interminable future. We tend to forget that drug companies are corporations, only responsible to their shareholders.

Now my fears and suspicions have been confirmed. "According to a high-ranking AIDS researcher, pharmaceutical companies have no incentive to create an HIV vaccine, and will more likely wait until the government develops one." Read rest of article at:

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