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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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Tuesday, July 27 2010

A Washington, D.C. lawyer has filed suit in federal court challenging the results of a paternity test that he claims should have proven him to be the father of basketball superstar LeBron James.
 
In a complaint filed last month, Leicester Bryce Stovell claims that the results of the test were falsified by James and his mother, Gloria, and that the Jameses committed fraud and misrepresentation in an effort to conceal the identity of James’ father.  Stovell further alleges that his character was defamed by James’ comment, “I want to be a better father than mine was.”
 
In the complaint, Stovell claims he met Gloria at a Washington, D.C. bar and that they had sex once.  Gloria was 15 at the time; Stovell was 29. Stovell further contends that months later she told him she was pregnant with a boy she planned to name LeBron.
 
Stovell, a former lawyer for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission who now has his own practice, filed the complaint pro se.  He is seeking millions in damages.
 
According to news reports, Stovell said, “I think it’s possible to persuade a group of reasonable people that my position is completely appropriate under the circumstances.” He said he expects to request a new paternity test as part of discovery.
 
—Source:  Legal Times

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