Need insulin? Visit the land of curling … and one heroic medical researcher

Things I did not know: An Ontario scientist named Frederick Banting sold the patent rights to insulin, the life-saving drug for diabetics, for $1.

“Insulin does not belong to me, it belongs to the world,” said the Nobel Prize winner.

A century later, Canada is once again bailing out diabetics — this time because of the willful ignorance and idiocy of those of us who live south of the border, The Washington Post reports.

As is so often the case, The Simpsons predicted all this …

A simple request to the medical/pharmaceutical industry

Sure, I look forward to overcoming erectile dysfunction in my 60s, but I’d also like to be able to breathe normally through my 30s.

So could some of the Viagra research be redirected toward letting us know what we should and should not be doing to clear our sinuses?

Oy.