you are missing their point.. they want to make affordable, generic drugs for their own citizen.. Why make bad drugs? it'll be as good as any.. the bad drugs arguement is fear mongering on US drug companies' part..
I wonder why you guys are defending the US drug companies.. US citizen are getting screwed royally.. Most of the time the basic science are done by researchers in the universities which are funded by NIH which is basically tax money. Then the drugs companies buy the patents and put out out-of-proportion-to-cost medicine. They make billions while patients (US patients even) lay dying. Any call for lowering the price meet with heavy resistance and excuse that R&D cost are high while in fact they are low. It's the marketing cost and the CEO salary that is high. I should know, I used to do research in biotech area. (Now I'm a dentist.)
Western Pharmarceutical companies have themselves to blame for refusing to provide life saving medicine at an affordable price to 3rd world countries.. also the US is heavily in dept to China, any move to retaliate can have severe consequence.
easy answer.. labels r jockying 4 release window... just like in movie release.. the thinking is that there is higherachy in popularity of the works and the time to release it for the most profitable opportunity.. don't know what facters they use to calculation this but it's obvious..
I'm sorry you feel that way. I know that the systems are not perfect. And any system can be fooled if someone is determined enough. But by putting more layers to security, it makes it more difficult to beat the systems. More complex scheme is needed to be devised. And as all scientists know, the more complex the plan/scheme, the more chance it is going to fail. The full body scan does not produced sharp enough resolution. It's not like, the scanner will produce naked picture of you. Only some blurry image. With the full body scan, there is no chance someone might board the plane with a bomb strap to his/her waist. As for pat down, That is for a) people who show inconclusive scanned result, or b) people who refused to be scan for whatever reason. TSA needs better PR to advertise the facts. It's sad when people are not fully informed then panic and fear the unknown.
To the auther of this article. What proof do you need? Maybe a failed security where plane is hijacked? Or how about a suicide bomber detonating a bomb mid-flight? Security is better to err on the side of more caution. Nothing is perfect. You may feel that your right is violated, but, really, don't you want to feel more safe?, than die by a terrorist attack because some people think it inconvenient them or it violate them? Like I stated before in a response to a similar article, if 9/11 just happened yesterday, people won't be complaining like they do now. People's memory is short, and they forget that it take the loss of some right to make security more effective. Ask any British citizen who live during the height of IRA bombings.