MS And A Patient Bill of Rights

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Orange Sunset by Bill Walker

      I presume that just about everyone has heard the rumors or conspiracy theories about large drug manufacturers finding and then suppressing cures for diseases like Cancer and even Multiple Sclerosis. I’ve even heard, though there is no proof of this, that the American Cancer Society has been guilty of this kind of fraud for the simple reason that a true cure to cancer would not only put the drug manufacturers, and their various assorted treatments, out of business, but would also in effect put everyone at the ACS out of their respective jobs as well.

     And I’m pretty sure that anyone who had one of these currently incurable diseases would be as shocked as I would if this ever became a reality. I just can’t fathom that anyone could be that heartless and soulless as to permit this kind of tragedy for the sole purpose of individual or corporate greed. And yet, as much as I don’t want to believe that such a thing could really happen, I am left with the reality that such a scenario has probably already come to pass if not in medicine then in some other field like automobiles. Where there seems to be some evidence that a major oil company bought the patent to a carburetor that was capable of getting a hundred miles to a gallon of gas and then destroyed those blueprints to ensure higher oil sales and profits while our environment continues to decay.

     With all of that said, I can’t help but to wonder if a Patient Bill of Rights, that would include all incurable diseases, might help to dissuade any research company, or corporation, from ever letting this happen. At the very least, one would hope, that a whistle blower might step forward because of a Patient Bill of Rights and expose a large research corporation when their personal conscious could no longer remain silent with such a horrific crime against humanity.

   In short, I think we need to combine our resources, and get a Law Firm to write some kind of binding Bill of Rights to protect those of us who have these devastating diseases. And to offer a large financial bounty paid to any whistle blower who could provide proof of such a scenario as the ones I’ve outlined above!

Bill Walker

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