Letters: Feb. 5, 2001

Amazing New Medicines

Your special report on new medications showed there is thrilling promise in future "cures" for so many diseases that plague mankind [THE FUTURE OF DRUGS, Jan. 15]. But how will ordinary folks pay for these modern miracles? One drug company is hopeful that the savings involved in developing these medicines "will translate into pure profit for investors." This can only result in a dilemma for me: Shall I buy food, pay the rent or get my prescription filled? ANN BEST Pacific Grove, Calif.

As a senior citizen who has been critical of pharmaceutical companies because of the high...

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