i love it how people trot out this argument as a patent defense, as if disease would wipe out humanity without patent law
really? i see an unending stream of mood pills, pills to grow your hair back, pills to provide boners for 90 year old men, pills to make women horny, pills to deal with life threatening issues like yellow toenails...and lets not even talk about the number of pills out there to address poor nutritional choices
the biotech industry has increasingly relied on feel-good, lifestyle drugs, while actually dropping many product lines that deal with actual illness since they just aren't profitable enough
i'm done with "too big to fail" reasoning. get rid of patents and let the chips fall where they may.