History Main / WithholdingTheCure

19th Aug '16 1:21:19 AM Kalaong
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* In ''TabletopGame/HcSvntDracones'' a division of Spyglass known as Progenitus discovered that the pharmaceutical corporations of the time had been suppressing cheap cures for practically everything in order to sell expensive treatments. They went public, and started producing the cures themselves. Four centuries later Progenitus is the one and only medical MegaCorp in the solar system, guaranteeing [[WeWillHavePerfectHealth Perfect Health]] for a low monthly fee, no differently from a cell service.

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* In ''TabletopGame/HcSvntDracones'' a division of Spyglass known as Progenitus discovered that the pharmaceutical corporations of the time had been suppressing cheap cures for practically everything in order to sell expensive treatments. They went public, and started producing the cures themselves. Four centuries later Progenitus is the one and only medical MegaCorp in the solar system, guaranteeing [[WeWillHavePerfectHealth [[WeWillHavePerfectHealthInTheFuture Perfect Health]] for a low monthly fee, no differently from a cell service.
19th Aug '16 1:18:20 AM Kalaong
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* In ''TabletopGame/HcSvntDracones'' a division of Spyglass known as Progenitus discovered that the pharmaceutical corporations of the time had been suppressing cheap cures for practically everything in order to sell expensive treatments. They went public, and started producing the cures themselves. Four centuries later Progenitus is the one and only medical MegaCorp in the solar sytem.

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* In ''TabletopGame/HcSvntDracones'' a division of Spyglass known as Progenitus discovered that the pharmaceutical corporations of the time had been suppressing cheap cures for practically everything in order to sell expensive treatments. They went public, and started producing the cures themselves. Four centuries later Progenitus is the one and only medical MegaCorp in the solar sytem.
system, guaranteeing [[WeWillHavePerfectHealth Perfect Health]] for a low monthly fee, no differently from a cell service.
22nd Jul '16 8:44:03 PM DesertDragon
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As you may know, this trope is one of the biggest [[ConspiracyTheories/HToN conspiracy theories]] in American culture: the belief that "Big Pharma" has developed cures for AIDS, cancer[[note]]despite cancer not being a single disease but a ''type'' of disease[[/note]], the common cold, and so on, but would rather sell treatments that don't actually cure anything just to prolong profits. This assumes that all countries in the world use the American healthcare model, though countries with socialized medicine like Canada and the UK are very much interested in cures for chronic ailments to reduce the tax burden their systems create. Within the US, it assumes all scientists and {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s are simply saving these cures for themselves and their families (spoiler: rich people die from cancer and all the time). The people who push this theory the most are either not very knowledgeable about the subject, or they're trying to [[SnakeOilSalesman sell you something themselves]]. For the sake of [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment cautious editing]], no RealLife examples unless you have documentation, aside from media reports on people's perceptions.

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As you may know, this trope is one of the biggest [[ConspiracyTheories/HToN conspiracy theories]] in American culture: the belief that "Big Pharma" has developed cures for AIDS, cancer[[note]]despite cancer not being a single disease but a ''type'' of disease[[/note]], the common cold, and so on, but would rather sell treatments that don't actually cure anything just to prolong maximize profits. This assumes that all countries in the world use the American healthcare model, even though countries with socialized medicine like Canada and the UK are very much interested in cures for chronic ailments to reduce the tax burden their systems create. Within the US, it assumes all scientists and {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s the people working within Big Pharma are simply saving these cures for themselves and their families (spoiler: families, even though rich people die from cancer and other illnesses all the time).time. The people who push this theory the most are either not very knowledgeable about the subject, or they're trying to [[SnakeOilSalesman sell you something themselves]]. For the sake of [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment cautious editing]], no RealLife examples unless you have documentation, aside from media reports on people's perceptions.
22nd Jul '16 8:40:49 PM DesertDragon
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You probably already know that this is one of the biggest [[ConspiracyTheories/HToN conspiracy theories]] in the world: the belief that "Big Pharma" has developed cures for AIDS, cancer[[note]]despite cancer not being a single disease but a ''type'' of disease[[/note]], the common cold, and so on, but would rather sell watered-down treatments to prolong profits. You'll notice that the people peddling this theory are either not very knowledgeable about medical science, or they're trying to [[SnakeOilSalesman sell you something themselves]]. For the sake of [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment cautious editing]], no RealLife examples unless you have documentation, aside from media reports on people's perceptions.

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You probably already know that As you may know, this trope is one of the biggest [[ConspiracyTheories/HToN conspiracy theories]] in the world: American culture: the belief that "Big Pharma" has developed cures for AIDS, cancer[[note]]despite cancer not being a single disease but a ''type'' of disease[[/note]], the common cold, and so on, but would rather sell watered-down treatments that don't actually cure anything just to prolong profits. You'll notice This assumes that all countries in the world use the American healthcare model, though countries with socialized medicine like Canada and the UK are very much interested in cures for chronic ailments to reduce the tax burden their systems create. Within the US, it assumes all scientists and {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s are simply saving these cures for themselves and their families (spoiler: rich people peddling die from cancer and all the time). The people who push this theory the most are either not very knowledgeable about medical science, the subject, or they're trying to [[SnakeOilSalesman sell you something themselves]]. For the sake of [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment cautious editing]], no RealLife examples unless you have documentation, aside from media reports on people's perceptions.
18th Jul '16 11:18:52 AM DesertDragon
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** Doctor Doom apparently has a good method of treating burn victims, which he's withholding because he's ... well ... ''Doom''. He was talked into using it once to save Storm, though.

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** Doctor Doom apparently has a good method of treating burn victims, which he's withholding because he's ... well ... ''Doom''. He '''Doom'''. In ''X-Men vs The Fantastic Four'', he uses it on ComicBook/{{Storm}} after she was talked into using grievously injured in a fight with the Human Torch in order to endear himself to the X-Men, but it's never been seen since. X-Men ally Dr. Moira [=MacTaggart=] even wonders why he just sits on this medical breakthrough when it once can be used to save Storm, though.help millions.
17th Jul '16 8:10:09 AM DesertDragon
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You probably already know that this is one of the biggest [[ConspiracyTheories/HToN conspiracy theories]] in the world: the belief that "Big Pharma" has developed cures for AIDS, cancer[[note]]despite cancer not being a single disease but a ''type'' of disease[[/note]], the common cold, and so on, but would rather sell watered-down treatments to prolong profits. You'll notice that the people peddling this theory are either not very knowledgeable about medical science, or they're trying to [[AllNaturalSnakeOil sell you their own phony treatment]]. For the sake of [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment cautious editing]], no RealLife examples unless you have documentation, aside from media reports on people's perceptions.

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You probably already know that this is one of the biggest [[ConspiracyTheories/HToN conspiracy theories]] in the world: the belief that "Big Pharma" has developed cures for AIDS, cancer[[note]]despite cancer not being a single disease but a ''type'' of disease[[/note]], the common cold, and so on, but would rather sell watered-down treatments to prolong profits. You'll notice that the people peddling this theory are either not very knowledgeable about medical science, or they're trying to [[AllNaturalSnakeOil [[SnakeOilSalesman sell you their own phony treatment]].something themselves]]. For the sake of [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment cautious editing]], no RealLife examples unless you have documentation, aside from media reports on people's perceptions.
17th Jul '16 8:07:34 AM DesertDragon
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You probably already know that this is one of the biggest [[ConspiracyTheories/HToN conspiracy theories]] in the world: the belief that "Big Pharma" has developed cures for AIDS, cancer[[note]]despite cancer not being a single disease but a ''type'' of disease[[/note]], the common cold, and so on. You'll notice that the people peddling this theory are either not very knowledgeable about medical science, or they're [[AllNaturalSnakeOil trying to sell you something themselves]]. For the sake of [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment cautious editing]], no RealLife examples unless you have documentation, aside from media reports on people's perceptions.

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You probably already know that this is one of the biggest [[ConspiracyTheories/HToN conspiracy theories]] in the world: the belief that "Big Pharma" has developed cures for AIDS, cancer[[note]]despite cancer not being a single disease but a ''type'' of disease[[/note]], the common cold, and so on. on, but would rather sell watered-down treatments to prolong profits. You'll notice that the people peddling this theory are either not very knowledgeable about medical science, or they're trying to [[AllNaturalSnakeOil trying to sell you something themselves]].their own phony treatment]]. For the sake of [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment cautious editing]], no RealLife examples unless you have documentation, aside from media reports on people's perceptions.




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* This trope is played ridiculously straight in the final season of ''Series/TrueBlood''. In the previous season, a deadly virus that only affects vampires ("Hepatitis V") is released and threatens the entire vampire community including the regular cast. In the final season, the company that produces [=TruBlood=] (the artificial blood beverage that allows vampires to subsist without preying on humans) develops a cure for Hep V, but their corrupt CEO realizes he can make more money by selling a temporary vaccine through [=TruBlood=]. When Eric kills him and takes over the company, it's unknown if he keeps up the charade or releases the real cure. Given his...complicated morality, it can go either way.
* Invoked in ''Series/{{Empire}}''. With Lucious desperate for a cure for his impending ALS, he approaches a "doctor" who claims to have developed a treatment that can cure ALS, but his research has been suppressed by the US government due to this trope. Needless to say, the charlatan skipped town with Lucious' money before the latter realized that the phony treatment was only making him sicker.
17th Jul '16 7:47:05 AM DesertDragon
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You probably already know that this is one of the biggest [[ConspiracyTheories/HToN conspiracy theories]] in the world: the belief that some Big Pharma corporation has developed cures for AIDS, cancer[[note]]despite cancer not being a single disease but a ''type'' of disease[[/note]], the common cold, and so on. You'll notice that the people peddling this are either not very knowledgeable about medical science, or they're [[AllNaturalSnakeOil trying to sell you something themselves]]. For the sake of [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment cautious editing]], no RealLife examples unless you have documentation, not counting media reports on people's perceptions.

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You probably already know that this is one of the biggest [[ConspiracyTheories/HToN conspiracy theories]] in the world: the belief that some Big Pharma corporation "Big Pharma" has developed cures for AIDS, cancer[[note]]despite cancer not being a single disease but a ''type'' of disease[[/note]], the common cold, and so on. You'll notice that the people peddling this theory are either not very knowledgeable about medical science, or they're [[AllNaturalSnakeOil trying to sell you something themselves]]. For the sake of [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment cautious editing]], no RealLife examples unless you have documentation, not counting aside from media reports on people's perceptions.
17th Jul '16 7:45:18 AM DesertDragon
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For [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment simplicity's sake]], no RealLife examples unless you have documentation, aside from media reports on people's perceptions.

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You probably already know that this is one of the biggest [[ConspiracyTheories/HToN conspiracy theories]] in the world: the belief that some Big Pharma corporation has developed cures for AIDS, cancer[[note]]despite cancer not being a single disease but a ''type'' of disease[[/note]], the common cold, and so on. You'll notice that the people peddling this are either not very knowledgeable about medical science, or they're [[AllNaturalSnakeOil trying to sell you something themselves]]. For the sake of [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment simplicity's sake]], cautious editing]], no RealLife examples unless you have documentation, aside from not counting media reports on people's perceptions.
12th Jun '16 5:52:23 PM nombretomado
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* TAO of ''WildCATs'' claims to have the cures for AIDS and all forms of cancer, as well as a genetic patent on a strain of corn that will end world hunger forever. He uses these as bargaining chips when he gets in trouble. [[spoiler:Majestic doesn't care.]]

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* TAO of ''WildCATs'' ''ComicBook/WildCATs'' claims to have the cures for AIDS and all forms of cancer, as well as a genetic patent on a strain of corn that will end world hunger forever. He uses these as bargaining chips when he gets in trouble. [[spoiler:Majestic doesn't care.]]
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