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Even private insitutions like Harvard and MIT fund a considerable amount of
their research with federal dollars. The NIH is by far the biggest funder of
medical research in the US, with an annual budget over $27 billion. --PG

On 2/20/07, Eric Entemann <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> Just curious:  Do you include Harvard and MIT in the "public sector"?  I
> don't know, but would guess that most basic research is done at relatively
> "prestigious" private universities, since they get most of the grant
> money,
> do they not?  And can afford to support research from endowments when the
> grants are not forthcoming.  E. g. here in Massachusetts, I would suppose
> that the aggregate of grants awarded to and papers published at Harvard,
> MIT, Boston University, Boston College, Northeastern University etc would
> dwarf that at the state public higher ed. institutions.  But of course we
> don't have the likes of the UCal, UWis, or even the SUNY state systems.
>
> ----Original Message Follows----
> From: Carmelo Ruiz <[log in to unmask]>
> Reply-To: Science for the People Discussion List
> <[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: The fascist pharma industry
> Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2007 11:49:07 -0800
>
> Let's not forget that the pharmaceutical industry was
> the main force behind the WTO's TRIPs agreement. This
> industry is using intellectual property rights to keep
> life-saving drugs out of the reach of the poor in both
> north and south. They are THE reason why millions of
> Africans are needlessly dying of AIDS and why a
> growing number of American retirees cannot afford
> badly needed medications.
>
> In any case, most pharmaceutical R&D is done by the
> public sector, not by industry.
>
> Carmelo
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