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____/ Homer on Monday 07 Sep 2009 20:11 : \____
> Verily I say unto thee, that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>> Homer wrote:
>>> Verily I say unto thee, that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>>>> Pfizer Pays $2.3 Billion to Settle Marketing Case
>>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>>> | Marketing fraud cases against pharmaceutical companies have
>>>> | become almost routine, with almost every major drug maker
>>>> | having been accused of giving kickbacks to doctors or
>>>> | shortchanging the Medicaid program on prices.
>>> Is this the Hard WorkÂ that pharmas need to protect with patent
>> Saving life for profit (IOW, save the richer). How honourable.
> There is no dishonour in profit ... it's the bribery and corruption that
> makes them criminals, and subsequent /profiteering/ from rackets secured
> through that bribery and corruption.
> That's the difference between legitimate business and gangsterism, and a
> business may have humanitarian goals without renouncing profit. Research
> and development, goods and services must be paid for by /someone/, after
> all, but there is a world of difference between /having/ a business, and
> /securing/ a business through nefarious and predatory measures.
> AFAICT the entire modern corporate world seems to be shunning the former
> and embracing the latter, with corporations like Pfizer, Haliburton, Wal
> -Mart, and Microsoft leading the assault. They've perverted the world of
> commerce into a zoo filled with vicious animals all ripping each other's
> throats out, as they compete to prey on their customers, who obliviously
> flock like sheep to a slaughterhouse, as the zoo-keepers crease the fold
> in their wads of blood-money.
Well, it could be worse... (and more literal)
~~ Best of wishes
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