Live blog at Reuters Health Summit

November 9, 2009

A dozen Reuters reporters are covering the annual Reuters Health Summit in New York, featuring speakers from the world’s leading healthcare companies, including Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, Novartis, AstraZeneca, Novo Nordisk and Eli Lilly, plus top insurers and the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. Follow the action as it happens:


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Let the Senate now that everyone and their vote will be closely monitored. It is time they acted honestly to bring down the cost of health care by keeping the public option. The good leaders realize, they have no other option to bring down the cost. Eliminate drug marketing and advertising. Prorate the R&D cost of a drug over 30-40 years of its life span. Health Care should be a truly a non profit business. This will strengthen the manufacturing sectors in the US and make them globally competitive.

Posted by Thomas Varghese | Report as abusive

Good health is a fundamental human right. It’s not a commodity to be bought and sold. Our children and our loved ones are not animals to be treated with disregard or who must qualify for care that is a basic human right.

Our senators will demonstrate by way of their vote where their hearts are with regard to the interests of the citizenry. Do they value the interests of the citizenry as their highest priority, or do they value profit over and above the lives of those they are charged with representing?

We already know where Lieberman stands. He does not value the people. Rather he values money and profit over the lives of your children and loved ones. How many other senators will be so bold as to tell the people to shut up and take it? My guess is many more.

If people want government to look after their interests as citizens, then they need to be vocal about it. And they must vote out those who value business concerns over human ones.

Also on the agenda should be the stripping of citizenship from corporations. They are businesses not citizens. Put them in their place.

Posted by Benny Acosta | Report as abusive