Archives for November 26, 2003

Third Impotence Pill Approved – FDA approves third pill for impotence

There are now 3 pills to help boomers get erections, but no malaria vaccine. Malaria is a lifelong problem for millions, and a killer of millions more. Unfortunately, the millions our drug companies are interested in are dollars, not people.

I understand that developing a malaria vaccine isn’t cheap, and it’s hard to do. If it was easy, it would have already been done. Some people are working on this: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have given $168 million to help with malaria prevention, treatments and vaccines.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not advocating government controls (yet), but this stuff is why I’m not nice to drug reps anymore. It’s not the reps’ fault, but as I have no ability to influence the companies directly, I’ll not be manipulated into supporting them with their ‘me too’ drugs.