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Webster/MiriamIf language is not correct, then what is said is not what is meant; if what is said is not what is meant, then what must be done remains undone; if this remains undone, morals and art will deteriorate; if justice goes astray, the people will stand about in helpless confusion. Hence there must be no arbitrariness in what is said. This matters above everything
SelmaCharity:...from Late Latin caritat-, caritas Christian love
1 : benevolent goodwill toward or love of humanity
Being particular about your motives is pretty important. Charity doesn't come with strings, not even a request for assistance.If this is not too hard for our citizens to do, would it really be too hard for foreigners who need charity?
In scratching back, I'm sure I heard the news on the radio - either Tuesday or Wed this week.Originally posted by Nicole Marie:
That article just came out today after Bush was slammed at the 15th interantional AIDS conference going on right now. But be aware, it's not a done deal. And if it goes through generic companies must first file with the US, be approved, have the drugs approved and then the drugs can be purchased. That will take months if not years. But the US is limiting the number of generic drugs in a purchase to 100,000. So if you need more then that amount you are SOL.
Yup, AIDS is a booger alright. I've working on detection assays for it for "nigh on" 20 years now, using different technologies. Detecting it is quite simple compared to clobbering it. Its a sneaky little booger indeed, and our desire to conquer it has funded a lot of research that changed pharmacology, diagnostics, therapeutics, etc in so many fundamental ways. This one "enemy" has lead to huge advances in our scientific knowledge and bags of tools. Before AIDS, we were pretty complacent with our antibiotics and vaccines, and werent spending much energy on viral therapeutics. A sad sort of silver lining.originally posted by HRH
To touch upon what you stated earlier. My aunt works for Lords of London. They are an international blood monitoring company. Her area is South and Latin America and parts of Europe. She watches countries that house blood for public use and companies that use blood in testing (like AIDS). Part of the reason a vaccine cannot be found is b/c AIDS is SMART! It's like a biological weapon. When it gets use to a vaccine or some drug designed to kill it, AIDS will mutate its self and reform into a new strand that is immune to the drug. Since the late 80's (when companies became really serious about a vaccine) the AIDS virus has mutated 28 times. So we have at least 28 known new strands of the AIDS virus and then subcatagories from there. It makes finding a cure almost impossible.
You just seem to feel that the generics should be totally unregulated. I dont. My opinion comes from 20 years in the biotech/pharma/diagnostic/healthcare industries. I know how easy it is to make a bad manufacturing process.originally posted by piqaboo 7-15-04 1:18 pm I agree that Africa, India, possibly Thailand should use generics for now - their gov'ts have responsibilities to their people.
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