Re: Lobby group wants insulin inquiry

Posted by Dale on Feb 27, 2002 at 09:51

Re: Lobby group wants insulin inquiry (marq)

you wrote that there are other antibiotics, this is so. but, if one doesn't know they are allergic, namely, the first time that they use penicillin, that can be a deadly problem.

Its been a while. What is the point? Yes, Im sure somewhere sometime someone has died from a single penicillin shot. Someone has also died by being run over by a bus. What are we to do?

with the insulin, people know they are allergic.

Does this mean that because we know of a potential deadly situation and we know how to prevent the death that we therefore are obligated to spend any amount of money to prevent the death? Do we rubber coat all busses and speed limit them to 2 mph?

you then write about automobiles and helicoptering in food, and i fail to follow that reasoning.

How much do we want to spend to save a life? We could save 40,000 every year in the US if we eliminated automobiles but we would have to spend a little more to keep from starving. Do we want to spend that much to save 40,000 lives?

i wrote a comment about the possibility of using some advertising money for producing 'old insulin'.

you wrote 'so you don't think there is any value in advertising.'

i most emphatically did not write that i didn't think there was any value to advertising, i merely suggested that some of the money used for advertising be used for the production of 'old insulin'.

Why pick on advertising then? Why not just let the employees donate their salaries? How about if you just paid for it?

You have impressed me as thinking that companies just print money in the basement. If companies spend money on old insulin, then that money has to come from somewhere and advertising is an investment that produces money just like an employee that produces a product.

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