As far as I know, the link between stomach ulcers and the bacteria helicobacter pylori was known about many years before it became public. There are many rumours that drug companies paid huge sums to bury it so that they could continue to make vast profits from the antacids that sufferers had to take daily to mask the symptoms.it was not in their interest to let a few weeks on antibiotics cure the ulcers.
Am I alone in fearing that the all-powerful drug companies will exert such pressure on the providers of a cure for Parkinson's or treatment or any patent-free medication which proves helpful?
I have in mind the studies which show existing cheap drugs for diabetes and lead-lowering drugs which never seem to be pursued after initial good trial results.
I know I am a cynic but I have good reason to be after the response of GSK to the terrible damage their Requip did to thousands of patients.....refusal to compensate for the devastation despite £7.6 billion profit last year.
At least we have each other on this forum.
A happy and healthy new year to everyone.