This article documents how drug company's demand for profits kills people and encourages research into drugs that make money not drugs that would save the most lives, The drug company's also spend more money on advertizing than on what little they put into research--and much of that tiny amount is on "developing "me-too" drugs – medicines that do exactly the same job as a drug that already exists, but has one molecule different, so they can take out a new patent, and receive another avalanche of profits."
Why does the world keep this system, if it is so bad? The drug companies have spent more than $3 BILLION on lobbyists and political "contributions" over the past decade in the US alone. They pay politicians to make the system work in their interests. "If you doubt how deeply this influence goes, listen to a Republican congressman, Walter Burton, who admitted of the last big health care legislation passed in the US in 2003: "The pharmaceutical lobbyists wrote the bill.""
The world needs a new system and the article spells out how research would be funded so that drugs would be developed to meet the deepest needs of people and subsequently made available.