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Entry from November 16, 2021
“A patient cured is a customer lost”

"A patient cured is a customer lost” is a saying (sometimes credited to “Big Pharma") that has been printed on many images. The big money to be made is in endless medical treatments.

“A patient cured is a customer lost” is a line in the comedy False Impressions (1797) by Richard Cumberland (1731-1811). However, the saying would not be popular until over 200 years later.

“A patient cured is a customer lost!” was posted on the newsgroup misc.health.diabetes on December 1, 1999. “A patient cured is a customer lost!” was posted on the newsgroup sci.med.diseases.cancer on January 19, 2000. “Punch It Chewie!: A Patient Cured Is A Customer Lost: Once we start down the alternative medicine route within t.. http://tinyurl.com/ry9ewy” was posted on Twitter by Donald A Reding on May 28, 2009.

“@BTLSRadio ‘A patient cured is a customer lost’ ~Dr Bob Beck PhD” was posted on Twitter by Patrick on January 30, 2012. “A patient cured is a customer lost… Big Pharma” was posted on Twitter by Mara Roux Burger on May 4, 2012. “‘Aint been a disease cured in 60 years. Why? Cause a patient cured is a customer lost’ ~ Prince Ea” was posted on Twitter by Mdot on August 31, 2012. “A patient cured is a customer lost. First day of medical school” (An image shows “A patient cured is a customer lost” written on a blackboard. “FIRST DAY OF MED SCHOOL” is the bottom caption) was posted on Twitter by Danny on November 4, 2019.

“The Pharmaceutical industry does not create cures. They create customers” is a related saying.


Wikipedia: Richard Cumberland (dramatist)
Richard Cumberland (19 February 1731/2 – 7 May 1811) was an English dramatist and civil servant. In 1771 his hit play The West Indian was first staged. During the American War of Independence he acted as a secret negotiator with Spain in an effort to secure a peace agreement between the two nations.
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False Impressions (1797)

Google Books
The Modern Theatre:
A Collection of Successful Modern Plays

Selected by Mrs. Inchbald
London, UK: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown
1811
Pg. 5:
(False Impressions by Richard Cumberland, a comedy in five acts.—ed.)
Scud. A patient cured is a customer lost.

Google Groups: misc.health.diabetes
Quackery revisited
DG
Dec 1, 1999, 3:00:00 AM
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And predictably, some doctors realize this will erode their incomes because it is cheap, universally effective, simple “do it yourself at home”, and cures many things they can’t. (A patient cured is a customer lost!)

Google Groups: sci.med.diseases.cancer
Killing viruses with small electrical currents
card...@my-deja.com
Jan 19, 2000, 3:00:00 AM
From: http://www.krc.com.au/blood_electrification.htm
TOTAL CANCER RECOVERIES WITH BLOOD ELECTRIFICATION AND SILVER COLLOID
INGESTION
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Predictably, some doctors realize this will erode their incomes and therefore, must belittle it. A patient cured is a customer lost!

Twitter
Donald A Reding
@donreding
Punch It Chewie!: A Patient Cured Is A Customer Lost: Once we start down the alternative medicine route within t.. http://tinyurl.com/ry9ewy
5:15 AM · May 28, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Dave Evans Australian Voice Over Artist🎙
@daveevansvoice
in the 21st century, a patient cured is a customer lost
7:44 PM · May 31, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
IHBSOnline.com
@ihbsonline_com
A patient cured, is a customer lost.
8:40 AM · Jul 2, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Nevada Ozone
@nevadaozonelv
NevadaOzone.com Beginning: A patient cured is a customer lost http://bit.ly/6T4nkP
7:28 AM · Dec 22, 2009·twitterfeed

Twitter
Make Smart Cool
@MakeSmartCool
“A patient cured, is a customer lost. And why will they (the healthcare industry) allow a $1.32 cure, when (cont) http://tl.gd/7r6k9k
10:01 AM · Dec 31, 2010·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Danger Remy
@DangerRemy
A patient cured is a customer lost -disease is big business cure for #AIDS #HIV was invented in 1990 http://youtu.be/DCRGSdagu80
6:54 PM · Jan 18, 2011·TweetDeck

Twitter
Chris Milbank
@ChrisMilbank
Drug Company Motto. “A patient cured is a customer lost”
5:51 PM · Dec 9, 2011·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Patrick
@PatrickSulli
@BTLSRadio “A patient cured is a customer lost” ~Dr Bob Beck PhD
7:58 AM · Jan 30, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Michael Purnell ☯
@Michael_Purnell
“A patient cured is a customer lost” ...Proof that the cancer industry doesn’t want a cure even if its pharmaceutical http://naturalnews.com/034823_cancer_industry_patent_protection_drugs.html
1:26 PM · Jan 31, 2012·Twitter for Websites

Twitter
Mara Roux Burger
@maraburger
A patient cured is a customer lost… Big Pharma
5:04 AM · May 4, 2012·Twitter for BlackBerry®

Twitter
Pay Cents - XRP
@PayCentsPays
A patient cured is a customer lost. #BigPharma
12:18 PM · Jul 12, 2012·Twitter for BlackBerry®

Twitter
kj
@keninist
there hasnt been a disease cured in 60 years, why? because a patient cured is a customer lost.
1:12 AM · Aug 28, 2012·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Jared Mathis
@JaredMathis12
There hasn’t been a disease cured in 60 years. A patient cured is a customer lost.
@PrinceEa
9:45 PM · Aug 28, 2012·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Mdot
@Mdot_Odot
“Aint been a disease cured in 60 years. Why? Cause a patient cured is a customer lost” ~ Prince Ea
8:39 PM · Aug 31, 2012·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
MineralDoc
@MineralDoc
“A patient cured, is a customer lost.” Unknown............. maybe a Pharmaceutical research doctor
#JustSaying
12:56 PM · May 13, 2013·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Mairéad Lyons
@mlyonsnutrition
Why mainstream medicine so often ignores and even ridicules natural treatments… “A patient cured is a customer lost. ” -Bob Beck
9:11 AM · Oct 12, 2013·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Alana Jayze
@Hologurl
A patient cured is a customer lost.
~Big Pharma
10:41 AM · Oct 5, 2015·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Melanie Sember
@BarkingQuackers
A patient cured is a customer lost ~ #BigPharma
(This is also shown on an image.—ed.)
3:56 AM · Oct 7, 2015·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Dr. Joseph Mercola
@mercola
A patient cured is a customer lost. --Big Pharma
6:25 PM · Mar 24, 2016·Hootsuite

Newspapers.com
4 July 2016, Tallahasee (FL) Democrat, “Zing!,” pg. 3A, col. 1: 
Big Pharma has just revealed its latest slogan: “A patient cured is a customer lost.”

Twitter
park.
@themediocresage
*First day at med school*
A patient cured is a customer lost.
7:20 AM · Dec 10, 2018·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Priyesh
@CskPriyesh
A Patient cured is a customer lost
This is first day in medical college
#TuesdayThoughts
11:12 PM · Dec 10, 2018·Twitter for Android

Google Books
Patient Cured Is a Customer Lost
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By Mpire Publishing · 2019

Twitter
Danny
@dannyketo88
“A patient cured is a customer lost. First day of medical school.” Although i believe most med students go study it because they actually want to help people, reality is, that they are trained in prescribing drugs, while knowing nothing about nutrition. Just look at results.
(An image shows “A patient cured is a customer lost” written on a blackboard. “FIRST DAY OF MED SCHOOL” is the bottom caption.—ed.)
2:32 PM · Nov 4, 2019·Twitter Web App

BizNews
John Roulac on Big Pharma – ‘A patient cured is a customer lost’
27th September 2021 by Nadya Swart

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