Patenting life for profit

Posted: 06/11/2011 in Big Pharma, Finance, Health
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I haven’t written much on health so far even though there are links to my previous blogs on the Health page. In this clip Harriet Washington is discussing the patenting of life. Doctors healing someone discover that with research they can make huge profits. They patent the tissues of another human being, and she quotes cases in which this is done without consent or remuneration. Download here, or download here:-

Some medical research might benefit humanity but BigPharma makes huge profits on drugs that are life-threatening. Clearly this system needs fixing.

And this before you consider that BigPharma is trying to prevent the spreading of the notion that healthy eating can cure many diseases – as discussed in cancer on this blog.

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