like this opinion piece about the General election is what passes for news at the National Post. Keep it on the editorial pages, and even there do a better job. Cause what passed for news today is nothing but unveiled vitriol.
Archives for November 2000
is a Bell Sympatico High Speed (DSL) system from the phone company (sort of). It’s OK overall, but twice in the last month the system totally crapped out on me: during the US election results broadcast on Nov. 7, and Monday night while I was trying to track the Canadian election returns.
My question: what exactly is the point if they can’t handle the load? It’s cheap for cable or DSL here – my current deal is $35 for the service and 120 minutes of long distance. And due to that low price, Quebec has the highest penetration of high speed internet access in the world. But still – it’s gotta work. The really big problem, though? I can’t go to a competitor.
World AIDS day this article on the high prices for AIDS drugs caught my eye. I’m not sure though. Generics cost less because those companies don’t spend much money at all on basic research, clinical trials, product education, etc. So to compare their prices with those charged by the big pharma companies isn’t exactly fair.
It can cost a company billions of dollars to bring any drug to market – whether it’s an AIDS drug or some other therapeutic agent. And generics companies don’t do any of that work – or very little. Maybe governments should be underwriting the drug costs?