Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Angelina Jolie's breasts, Viagra and UC

and throw in Herceptin, too. This UC Regent agenda item discussed today emphasized monetization of future UC patents. UCLA's inability to enjoy the profits of inventions like Viagra, Herceptin and other psych meds was mentioned repeatedly during the presentation and Q&A.

Recently, patents on medical testing came into the spotlight as a result of this recent op ed by the actress Angelina Jolie...

dig deeper and consider this: USPTO Holds First Hearing on "Second Opinion" Genetic Testing and this background

Where do UC and 'UC monetization of patents players' want to fall in all of this? How health disparities etc.- plays out?

What will be justified as 'money making in support of' UC students,, tuition, UC mission? Who will be capable of making those calls and who will they be accountable to?

The UC Regents meet again tomorrow - mostly in closed session. The legal explanation for the closed sessions by UC General Counsel was cut off on the video and audio of UC Regents meeting today... but, apparently they think they have reasons for mostly closed sessions.
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There is this wicked cold that is going around- it forces the infirm to endure congestion that Spider Man could travel all around Manhattan on ... uuggghhhh.

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