The truth is that they probably were, but claiming credit is a two edged sword.
Ya know..........I'd be more
concerned about someone, such as Biogen, HOGGING all
the credit for something. In my opinion, it shows a little more integrity, honesty and character, especially from the people who are making the most PROFIT off of it, to respectfully voluntarily share the credit with all those who either helped pave the way to the discovery or product, or to those who assisted in making it all possible.
Jeez, it wasn't even known by employees of Biogen that they didn't exactly do it all alone
! I wonder how Dr. Elizabeth Wayner (naming only one person) feels about Biogen not making a respectful statement in their marketing campaigns about her
contribution to Tysabri? Until THAT was stumbled upon and posted (in another thread), who all knew about that?
Anyway, if it is felt by anyone that someone or some entity of any sort is off-base at all for simply "mentioning" their "small" contribution to important progress, I would wonder why that person or entity felt they HAD to do so themselves in the first place?
And if they didn't mention their own contribution, wouldn't they continually be asked and/or accused
of wasting money with nothing to show for it?
No win situation, I suppose.