Wednesday, 25 May 2011

In Passing

Questions that don’t get asked

Megan McArdle:

I think it’s fair to say that [drug] industry researchers have a bit of a chip on their shoulder about academics.  But I also think it’s fair to say that the academics have done a lot to put (and keep) that chip there.  The op-ed or magazine piece claiming that the "real” pharmaceutical research is all done
in government and university labs, with pharma just swooping in at the end to smack a label on the thing and stack all their money in neat piles, is an evergreen.  The truth is that the human body is complicated, finding good drugs is hard, and the regulatory hurdles make it harder every year.
Question before the house:  Is a regulatory regime that makes finding new drugs and bringing them to market "harder every year” what you want from our government?

(Via:  Instapundit)

Posted by: Old Grouch in In Passing at 15:53:58 GMT | Comments (1) | Add Comment
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1 It's pretty clear what the regulators want: something with no side effects whatsoever that can be sold for $4, or better yet $3.99.

These are some of the same people who think cars can be made to run off pixie dust, so there's no surprise here.

Posted by: CGHill at 05/28/11 00:26:41 (77nrj)

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