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Still think the government doesn't want to be in the healthcare business ?

Have you heard of The National Center for Translational Science ?

It will be a new center where the government will get into the drug invention business among other things. (not really sure how the title is relevant) Sounds to me like the government is further digging it's claws into the healthcare business. If you read all of this article you will see many statements that should cause you worry.


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itsmesteph11

Asked by itsmesteph11 at 6:13 PM on Jan. 24, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Just another attempt to drive private companies out of business for a gov takeover. It's time to say collectively, that enough is enough.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 7:13 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • And, they have enacted ~160 new regulations that must be met to get a new drug from research to pharmacy. Instead of it being easier to find cures, they have made it harder and more expensive. How is that helping the cost of health care. Oh, it isn't.
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 7:22 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • This is a HUGE CONFLICT OF INTEREST!!!
    agentwanda

    Answer by agentwanda at 8:12 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • have any of you seen CLASH OF THE TITANS?? where his dad says that someone is going to have to take a stand and say enough is enough?? yep this is what the american people need to do. quit fighting with each other and look at the bigger picture and fight for a real cause..
    mrssundin

    Answer by mrssundin at 8:42 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • I don't see the issue. Call me a socialist, but I think government assistance and attempting to prevent drug shortages is a good thing. But don't worry, you have you opinion and I have mine.
    acurran88

    Answer by acurran88 at 9:22 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • and jesse, I'm a little confused. Quantity is more important than quality?
    acurran88

    Answer by acurran88 at 9:24 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • Government as a whole, not matter the administration, is full of nothing but red tape and bureaucratic nonsense. This is what we need for health care?

    BlueCollarMama

    Answer by BlueCollarMama at 10:22 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • So, the idea is the government spends the time, and resources including millions up to billions of dollars to find drugs then give them over to the drug companies to make?? Talk about a yellow brick road for bureaucrats, this one should line their pockets very nicely!!! I am SURE the drug companies want nothing to do with this one! LOL
    goodwitch399

    Answer by goodwitch399 at 6:14 AM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • So, the idea is the government spends the time, and resources including millions up to billions of dollars to find drugs then give them over to the drug companies to make??
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    this way the Govt holds the patents. And that is where the money is.
    Not only will they own the patent, but they will control the patent laws. Making legislation to let patent laws run for longer periods of time and generics to be held back longer in production.
    that amounts to higher RX costs for the consumer, you pay alot more for Name Brand drugs.
    And with govt insurance, they can control which drugs are a covered benefit and which ones aren't.
    Which drugs do you think will be on the " approved list".? Go ahead...guess.
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 8:01 AM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • what's going to happen when we have the FDA approving new drugs that basically they make?
    The government will be quickly approving new drugs that they created.
    What entity wouldn't love their new baby?
    I see many new drugs being created quickly, approved of quickly, and being put on an approved list to innocent patients.
    And dying by the busloads years later, when the side effects are fully known but never disclosed by a money hungry government.
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 8:06 AM on Jan. 25, 2011

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