Curing Cancer: A Patent Impossibility

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Mon, 22 Jan 2007 14:54:43 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

Bill Walker at - I reported last Thursday on the potential for dichloroacetate (DCA) to cure many cancers. Unfortunately, say Mr. Walker, since it's an unpatentable simple chemical, there's no way to raise the billion dollars it will cost to do the double-blind studies that will convince the f.d.a. to approve it. So no U.S. doctor will be able to prescribe it to his dying patients. [lew]

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