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22nd May '18 4:40:56 PM darkemyst
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* In ''[[ComiciBook/RobinSeries Robin]]'' when the ComicBook/TeenTitans break into one of Lex Lutor's secret labs in order to steal a cure for what's currently killing Superboy Speedy asks them to keep an eye out for anything labeled "cure for AIDS" and everyone agrees to, noting that it's in character for Lex to discover something so helpful and then hide it. Unfortunately the lab they're in has a distinct focus on Kryptonian and Coluan biology rather than human.

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* In ''[[ComiciBook/RobinSeries Robin]]'' when the ComicBook/TeenTitans break into one of Lex Lutor's secret labs in order to steal a cure for what's currently killing Superboy Speedy asks them to keep an eye out for anything labeled "cure for AIDS" and everyone agrees to, noting that it's in it would be in character for Lex to discover something so helpful and then hide it.such a discovery since they're literally there to steal a cure Lex kept secret. Unfortunately the lab they're in has a distinct focus on Kryptonian and Coluan biology rather than human.
22nd May '18 4:38:11 PM darkemyst
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* In ''[[ComiciBook/RobinSeries Robin]]'' when the ComicBook/TeenTitans break into one of Lex Lutor's secret labs in order to steal a cure for what's currently killing Superboy Speedy asks them to keep an eye out for anything labeled "cure for AIDS" and everyone agrees to, noting that it's in character for Lex to discover something so helpful and then hide it. Unfortunately the lab they're in has a distinct focus on Kryptonian and Coluan biology rather than human.
18th May '18 3:51:12 PM Wildstar93
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* ''Literature/WarriorCats'':
** ''Moth Flight's Vision'' has one of Clear Sky and Star Flower's kits get very sick, and Moth Flight wants to go over there and help the couple and their kits since she knows the cure. Wind Runner refuses to let her go over there, partly because of tensions rising between [=WindClan=] and [=SkyClan=] and partly because she still remembers Clear Sky's past crimes. Because of this, the kit ends up dying.
** ''Thunder And Shadow'' shows that [=ShadowClan=] cats are getting very sick, so Puddleshine, [=ShadowClan=]'s new medicine cat, goes over to [=WindClan=] to ask for ragwort so he can cure them. Onestar refuses to spare some herbs (even if his territory has plenty of it) and sends him away. Thankfully, Onestar's deputy Harespring is more merciful and offers Puddleshine some ragwort, saying that he won't let innocent cats die because of Onestar.
29th Apr '18 9:29:21 AM Kalaong
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* [[https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/11/goldman-asks-is-curing-patients-a-sustainable-business-model.html This Goldman-Sachs report]] is an interesting case; it proposes that drug companies should side-step the issue by ''not investing in cures in the first place.''
18th Feb '18 10:31:37 AM nombretomado
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** Wakanda (the home nation of the ComicBook/BlackPanther) has had the cures for [[{{Panacea}} pretty much everything]](along with free energy, spaceflight, etc.) for centuries but refuses to release them, at least when written by ReginaldHudlin. InUniverse, they justify this by [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xsk4mg_black-panther-motion-comic-episode-3_shortfilms claiming]] that they're not "ahead" of the world so much that everyone ''else'' has fallen ''behind''; basically, they're saying the rest of the world is doing this trope to ''themselves'' by not taking the long view, instead focusing their efforts on [[{{Realpolitik}} political advantage]] and [[CapitalismIsBad economic dominance]].

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** Wakanda (the home nation of the ComicBook/BlackPanther) has had the cures for [[{{Panacea}} pretty much everything]](along with free energy, spaceflight, etc.) for centuries but refuses to release them, at least when written by ReginaldHudlin.Creator/ReginaldHudlin. InUniverse, they justify this by [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xsk4mg_black-panther-motion-comic-episode-3_shortfilms claiming]] that they're not "ahead" of the world so much that everyone ''else'' has fallen ''behind''; basically, they're saying the rest of the world is doing this trope to ''themselves'' by not taking the long view, instead focusing their efforts on [[{{Realpolitik}} political advantage]] and [[CapitalismIsBad economic dominance]].
30th Dec '17 9:47:56 AM nighttrainfm
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* The DC animated movie ''WesternAnimation/SupermanDoomsday'' briefly mentions this as a KickTheDog moment. Lex Luthor has found a cure for muscular dystrophy, but he's holding it back until he can slow it down to a lifetime treatment and make more money, as he's not satisfied with the $300 billion he estimates it would already make him. The research, however, will have to be delayed because Luthor's scientists are ''already busy with at other similar projects''. Superman, by contrast, is actively trying [[CureForCancer to cure cancer]] and is frustrated at his lack of progress.

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* The DC animated movie ''WesternAnimation/SupermanDoomsday'' briefly mentions this as a KickTheDog moment. Lex Luthor has found a cure for muscular dystrophy, but he's holding it back until he can slow it down to a lifetime treatment and make more money, as he's not satisfied with the $300 billion he estimates it would already make him. The research, however, will have to be delayed because Luthor's scientists are ''already busy with at other similar projects''. projects.'' Superman, by contrast, is actively trying [[CureForCancer to cure cancer]] and is frustrated at his lack of progress.
1st Dec '17 11:49:21 AM Omeganian
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* The DC animated movie ''WesternAnimation/SupermanDoomsday'' briefly mentions this as a KickTheDog moment. Lex Luthor has found a cure for muscular dystrophy, but he's holding it back until he can slow it down to a lifetime treatment and make more money, as he's not satisfied with the $300 billion he estimates it would already make him. Superman, by contrast, is actively trying [[CureForCancer to cure cancer]] and is frustrated at his lack of progress.

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* The DC animated movie ''WesternAnimation/SupermanDoomsday'' briefly mentions this as a KickTheDog moment. Lex Luthor has found a cure for muscular dystrophy, but he's holding it back until he can slow it down to a lifetime treatment and make more money, as he's not satisfied with the $300 billion he estimates it would already make him. The research, however, will have to be delayed because Luthor's scientists are ''already busy with at other similar projects''. Superman, by contrast, is actively trying [[CureForCancer to cure cancer]] and is frustrated at his lack of progress.
28th Oct '17 5:56:35 PM nighttrainfm
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** Wakanda (the home nation of the ComicBook/BlackPanther) has had the cures for [[{{Panacea}} pretty much everything]](along with free energy, spaceflight, etc.) for centuries but refuses to release them, at least when written by ReginaldHudlin. InUniverse, they justify this by [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xsk4mg_black-panther-motion-comic-episode-3_shortfilms claiming]] that they're not "ahead" of the world so much that everyone ''else'' has fallen ''behind''; basically, they're saying the rest of the world is doing this trope to ''themselves'' by not taking the long view, instead focusing their efforts on [[{{Realpolitik}} political advantage]] and [[TallPoppySyndrome economic dominance]].

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** Wakanda (the home nation of the ComicBook/BlackPanther) has had the cures for [[{{Panacea}} pretty much everything]](along with free energy, spaceflight, etc.) for centuries but refuses to release them, at least when written by ReginaldHudlin. InUniverse, they justify this by [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xsk4mg_black-panther-motion-comic-episode-3_shortfilms claiming]] that they're not "ahead" of the world so much that everyone ''else'' has fallen ''behind''; basically, they're saying the rest of the world is doing this trope to ''themselves'' by not taking the long view, instead focusing their efforts on [[{{Realpolitik}} political advantage]] and [[TallPoppySyndrome [[CapitalismIsBad economic dominance]].
28th Oct '17 5:55:10 PM nighttrainfm
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* The Franchise/{{DCAU}} style animated movie ''WesternAnimation/SupermanDoomsday'' briefly mentions this as a KickTheDog moment. Lex Luthor has found a cure for muscular dystrophy, but he's holding it back until he can slow it down to a lifetime treatment and make more money, as he's not satisfied with the $300 billion he estimates it would already make him.

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* The Franchise/{{DCAU}} style DC animated movie ''WesternAnimation/SupermanDoomsday'' briefly mentions this as a KickTheDog moment. Lex Luthor has found a cure for muscular dystrophy, but he's holding it back until he can slow it down to a lifetime treatment and make more money, as he's not satisfied with the $300 billion he estimates it would already make him. Superman, by contrast, is actively trying [[CureForCancer to cure cancer]] and is frustrated at his lack of progress.
28th Oct '17 5:10:17 PM Euodiachloris
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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': Inverted. [[spoiler:Littlefinger is practically stuffing the "curing" medication down little Robert Arryn's neck via a Maester (or using the poor guy as camouflage) in a bid to fully control when to kill him with it under the cover of helping him. The Vale is, unknowingly, being held to ransom as a result.]] Remember, folks: too much of an otherwise good thing is often bad.

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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': Inverted. [[spoiler:Littlefinger [[spoiler:Littlefinger]] is practically stuffing the "curing" medication down little [[spoiler: Robert Arryn's Arryn's]] neck via a Maester (or using the poor guy as camouflage) in a bid to fully control when to kill him the patient with it under the cover of helping him. them. The Vale [[spoiler: Vale]] is, unknowingly, being held to ransom as a result.]] result. Remember, folks: too much of an otherwise good thing is often bad.
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