Saturday, December 13, 2003

Who knew that gay AIDS service organizations universally believe patent protection for drug companies is the most important weapon in the fight against AIDS? According to the sidebar in the Washington Blade, the best people to contact for more information about the scourge of drug resistance and the saving power of patents are... the Pharmaceutical Research Manufacturer's Association. How about that.

I'm a little shocked. I thought the Washington Blade was a reputable news organization, but this particular piece has Astroturf written all over it. I wonder if it was a paid placement, or if they just threw in a press release to fill up space.