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Jun10-09, 02:58 PM
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If we continue down this path the treatment for scurvy will be prescription "scurvex" instead of an orange and you better believe it will cost more.
There's a small trade war at the moment between the FDA and India over 'bio-piracy'. A couple of US pharma-companies and the University of Mississipi are claiming that India is not upholding their patent on using tumeric to clean wounds.
The Indian claim for prior art was rejected, apparently the Indians who started using it a couple of thousand years ago forgot to file the claim with the USPTO.

I'm waiting for the Luxor to sue Egypt for copying it's pyramid shape.