Pharmaceutical companies are coming out with expensive new drugs
because they fill a therapeutic gap
but I worked on an evidence-based Committee, I saw the data
and I know that’s a lot of crap.
“Me too” drugs was the phrase that we used
just to get a slice of the pie
or “line extensions”
just to extend the patent that is about to die.
Not to say there are efficacious products emerging
but they expect private & pubic drug programs to pay for them
because it promotes research, development and innovation
but most of the cost goes to marketing.
The more we spend on pills the less we have
for the other parts of healthcare, to go to other places
such as basic income, food security, longterm care
naturopathic medicine and building affordable housing spaces.
If you could design a new drug
that’s best for you
would you like it to do?