Big Pharma update. Big Pharma develops a vaccine for a virus that causes 70% of the cervical cancer in the world. Liberals in the West Virginia Legislature stop clubbing Big Pharma long enough to notice this development and to push for a bill requiring girls get vaccinated.
The conservative Daily Mail endorses the idea.
But liberals already are back to clubbing Big Pharma. It is Luddite liberalism.
Puts a different shine on this report:
It sounds almost too good to be true: a cheap and simple drug that kills almost all cancers by switching off their â€œimmortalityâ€. The drug, dichloroacetate (DCA), has already been used for years to treat rare metabolic disorders and so is known to be relatively safe.
It also has no patent, meaning it could be manufactured for a fraction of the cost of newly developed drugs.
Evangelos Michelakis of the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, and his colleagues tested DCA on human cells cultured outside the body and found that it killed lung, breast and brain cancer cells, but not healthy cells. Tumours in rats deliberately infected with human cancer also shrank drastically when they were fed DCA-laced water for several weeks.
I hope it pans out, but if it does people will probably find a way to bash the drug companies over it.