Thursday, February 15, 2007

Patently Disgusting

Nice to see that drug companies are still behaving like utter shits. When talking about Novartis' intention to sue the Indian government over their patent laws, Paul Herrling, head of Novartis' corporate research, said:

"We are deeply convinced that patents save lives. If the patent law is undermined the way it is happening in India, there will be no more investment into the discovery of lifesaving drugs."

You can't beat a bit of unfounded scaremongering to force democratic governments to bend to the will of the corporations.