Slashdot is powered by your submissions, so send in your scoop

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! No Flash necessary and runs on all devices. ×

Comment Re:Not right! (Score 1) 967

Don't forget that the profits from the development and manufacture of one successful drug (say Tamiflu) has to cover the costs of a myriad of failed drugs.

e.g.

1. Pharmaceutical company does R&D in 5 avenues in one year.
2. Each one costs $1bn to pursue.
3. One avenue turns up Tamiflu.
4. Government revokes patent in public interest and pays $1bn compensation.
5. No pharmaceutical company ever does any research again as they have lost $4bn.

Slashdot Top Deals

You had mail, but the super-user read it, and deleted it!

Working...