Monday, November 24, 2014

A Cancerous System

The whole purpose of capitalist production and distribution is in order to make a profit as was recently highlighted by an imminent scientist. 'Professor Paul Workman, chief executive of the Institute of Cancer Research in London, accused "risk averse" pharmaceutical firms of only developing drugs they knew will turn a profit.' (Daily Mail, 24 October) He went on to claim that theoretical scientists have identified 500 cancer-related proteins which could be attacked by drugs - but only 5% per cent of these treatments have so far been developed. The major problem he said was a financial one. RD

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