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    We're moving right along. Excellent.

    If a new medicine were developed that would cure arthritis but would cause a fatality in one percent of those that used it, would you want it released to the public?

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    Originally posted by Alastor
    We're moving right along. Excellent.

    If a new medicine were developed that would cure arthritis but would cause a fatality in one percent of those that used it, would you want it released to the public?

    No, because knowing my luck, I would be in the 1%.
    ---IZAAK

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    • #3
      No, live with artritis. It's like those pills for excema, side effects include diarrhea, head-aches, vomiting. Really, the illness is easier to live with than the cure. I'd rather not take the chance of dying with any of our elders.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Alastor
        We're moving right along. Excellent.

        If a new medicine were developed that would cure arthritis but would cause a fatality in one percent of those that used it, would you want it released to the public?
        I would say yes. Arthritis is a very painful disease that many people have to live with. As long as the patients were told that 1% of the people using it could be killed from it, then it is up to the patient to decide if he or she wants to take it. Other medicines you see advertised on tv have all sorts of side effects. It is the patients discretion if they want to use it and risk being part of that 1%. Don't want to be part of it? Don't take it. You can't die from it if you don't take it.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by BroncosB2B
          I would say yes. Arthritis is a very painful disease that many people have to live with. As long as the patients were told that 1% of the people using it could be killed from it, then it is up to the patient to decide if he or she wants to take it. Other medicines you see advertised on tv have all sorts of side effects. It is the patients discretion if they want to use it and risk being part of that 1%. Don't want to be part of it? Don't take it. You can die from it if you don't take it.

          Very good point, adults are smart enough to know the side effects and if that happens to be death then they would have the choose not to take it.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by BroncosB2B
            I would say yes. Arthritis is a very painful disease that many people have to live with. As long as the patients were told that 1% of the people using it could be killed from it, then it is up to the patient to decide if he or she wants to take it. Other medicines you see advertised on tv have all sorts of side effects. It is the patients discretion if they want to use it and risk being part of that 1%. Don't want to be part of it? Don't take it. You can't die from it if you don't take it.
            Very excellent point B2B. I would have to say the same. I was going to say something similar to this. In the long run, I don't think they would release a drug that could potentially cause death. That being said, I know that a large amount of drugs can and do cause death if used improperly. However, in this case if one of the main side effects was in fact death, I don't think people would feel so free to use it.

            I could very well have arthritis when I'm older (I already have achey bones), however if I knew that a drug could potentially kill me--especially with my medical record--I don't believe I would use it. I know there are other alternatives to aide in containing arthritis, such as operations, other lesser medicines and the like.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Alastor
              We're moving right along. Excellent.

              If a new medicine were developed that would cure arthritis but would cause a fatality in one percent of those that used it, would you want it released to the public?

              Yes. A lot of medicines we use today have potential side effects with higher perentages than that.


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              • #8
                I think that's errant to be honest. I think that the FDA won't release drugs currently that remotely result in a 1% mortality rate.

                I looked on their site and couldn't find it though.

                Of course, then we have the results of corruption and the drug companies controlling the government - and things like Vioxx get through still...

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                • #9
                  There are also medications that causes suicidal and homicidal tendencies, and those are anti- depression pills that they give to already suicidal/ homicidal people, including children and teenagers.
                  ---IZAAK

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                  • #10
                    yeah, 1% is a very small amount, a lot of surgeries have a higher fatality rate than that, and my grandma has authritis and she's in pain alot, so it'd be nice to see her be able to rest comfortable.


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