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Image of the Day: Private Pharma Investment Dwarfs Federal NIH Funding

There's a destructive campaign underway to encourage government confiscation of patents from pharmaceutical innovators and dictate the price for Remdesivir and other drugs.  That's a terrible and counterproductive policy under any circumstance, but particularly now that private drug innovators are already hacking away at the coronavirus.  In that vein, this helpful image illustrates the vast disparity between private investment and National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding that some seem to think justifies patent confiscation, price controls or other big-government schemes:

 

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June 01, 2020 • 10:24 AM

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Thursday, December 20 2012

A California woman who was bitten by a German shepherd is suing the rescue organization that adopted out the toothy dog.

Angela Otero is suing the German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California, and the owner of the dog who adopted it from the rescue organization, alleging that the organization and the owner should have known the dog was dangerous, and therefore acted negligently by failing to make sure the German shepherd would be kept in a safe manner.  The lawsuit asks for damages, including punitive, and court costs.

According to the allegations, Otero was at a local dog park with her dog Ollie, a Golden Retriever-poodle mix, when the owner defendant Laurie Furman arrived with her German shepherd, proceeded to place it within the fenced area and then stood outside of that area talking on the phone. Otero claims she was bitten on her right hand and lost part of her middle finger as she tried to stop Furman's German shepherd from biting her dog Ollie around the throat.

According to news reports, the rescue organization's website notes that many of the dogs come from unknown backgrounds and "cannot warrant or guarantee any dog's future behavior" as a result.

Source:  Paloaltoonline.com

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