Set My Mind At Ease
|Opened on:||Monday, June 2, 2008 - 10:11|
|Last modified:||Saturday, July 27, 2013 - 04:26|
I think this project sounds like a very good idea & I am eager to participate.
However, I have one reservation. Conventionally, when breakthrough molecules or substances have been discovered with far-reaching therapeutic benefits, they have ultimately wound up making private corporation shareholders an awful lot of money; further, access to these new therapies is most often limited to those who can afford them. This, of course, is fundamentally inequitable.
I would just like to be sure that the advances made or furthered by this project won't be exploited to make profits for the rich; and that the great bulk of humanity (i.e., the poor) won't be left out in the cold if they need medicines that the people themselves have participated in developing.
Sorry to sound like "The Little Red Book", but this stuff means a lot to me. And unfortunately, such a thing would only be typical of the current dominant economic model.