For 18 years, I worked in the pharmaceutical industry. One major thing that I learned during that time is that the pharmaceutical industry is not focused on curing an illness. It is focused on making a drug that must be taken every day to mask the symptoms of an illness. It is all about profits and not about cures. When I left the industry, it was beginning to appear that drug discovery was getting close to reaching its apex. The pharmaceutical industry is always looking for new drugs to patent. During testing, many of these new drugs present serious safety issues and as a result, never make it to market.
The United States has the highest prices for drugs. That is because the pharmaceutical industry claims to take a hit in profits when selling drugs cheaper in other countries, particularly in countries that have socialized medicine. The industry needs to make up for this loss in profits by charging Americans more.
Here is a story about a compound that grows like a weed and has medicinal properties. Like all medicinal compounds that can be grown in a back yard garden, this plant is difficult to patent. What that means is the pharmaceutical industry can’t make exclusive profit from this plant. So the US government has stepped in and made this plant illegal.
And by the way, is it possible that the oil from this plant can cure cancer?
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