What is R&D ?
I fail to understand the purpose of advertising prescribed meds.
Do people actually go to their doctors and tell them what drugs they
want, based on commercials? I'd think most doctors would not prescribe
the stuff anyhow, unless the patient needs it.
When I go to the doctor, I let the doctor determine what I need. Then I
ask the doctor if I really need it, or if it's just to cover up pain or
symptoms, because I am not one to take drugs unless they are absolutely
necessary. Generally the side efffects are worse than the illness
And if you listen to all the side effects in those commercials, I'd not
even want the stuff.
If you or a loved one died as a result of this drug, call
1-800-xxxx-xxx. So, make sure you have a phone in your coffin!
On 4/16/2016 2:23 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
R&D is research and development.
It is the work to discover the drug and test it including field trials.
Then there is the huge effort to get FDA approval. It literally takes
a room full of documentation.
Even if a drug has been approved for medical use in 50 other countries
which even include areas that are tough to get approval like Japan and
EU, it must go through the same intensive process at the FDA.
With only a few years left on the patent the drug companies advertise
heavily to make money during that period. I've been to the doctors
where there are more drug salesmen in the waiting room than patients.
Might mention that it takes about three years to get a generic drug
through the FDA and this benefits the original drug company.
Even former FDA commissioner said 3 years to approve generic drugs is
too long. It is strictly for the profitability of the brand drug
Unfortunately sometimes it takes large scale use to find some side
effects. Same reason I prefer not to buy a new model car as defects may
not be discovered until later.
I only know of one case, fen-phen, where side effects were covered up by
drug manufacturer. They paid dearly.
Got to have some thing to point at. Kind of
like in the book Animal Farm, where the pig,
Squealer, kept saying "surely you don't want
Jones to come back!". And as he pranced back
and forth, his curled tail wagging in the most
convincing manner. One at a time, the animals
agreed with him until the matter was settled.
Surely, you don't want another thalidomide
event, Frank? (As stumbling Mormon slammed
clumsily from wall to wall).
PaintedCow wrote: "What it is, are bladders. We now have human bladders with arms, legs,
and big blue eyes that stare at people, and drag people around by their
hands and force them to go to public restrooms. And God only knows what "
Is this a reference to that bladder control
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