Posted by Kev on December 6, 1999, at 13:28:12
In reply to Re: aCk-chung..., posted by Adam on December 6, 1999, at 12:35:58
Well, then...given that the motives of big drug companies are not altruistic, but bearing in mind that non-altruistic motives are the engine of progress (cf. Adam Smith), why can't the State simply require that the evaluation studies be carried out by an independent third party in order to neutralize the blatant conflict-of-interest inherent in letting the drug co.'s do the initial research on their own meds????