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bzero
Jan. 31st, 2010 01:25 am (UTC)
Extraordinary Suck
I suppose you could say that Harrison Ford's character is based around Dr. William Canfield, who is white, but then you're still focusing on the white researcher and ignoring everyone else's efforts.

Also, according to Wikipedia, "Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times said that the film fails to explain that the cost of the medication is $300,000 a year for life, which limits its impact in the United States, because many American insurance companies refuse to pay for it. While those diagnosed with the disease are treated in other developed countries, it sidesteps the fact that the U.S. Healthcare system makes it unavailable to many dying children. Peter Rainer from the Christian Science Monitor mentions that Big Pharma got a surprisingly free pass in the film and that it will come as a surprise to all those sufferers struggling to get orphan drugs developed."
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