Literally dozens of pharmaceutical companies have disappeared over the last 20 years, not just small companies, but major ones like Upjohn, Pharmacia, Searle, Warner-Lambert and Schering-Plough. They have disappeared for excellent business reasons. But as a result, at a time when there is an explosion in the understanding of the cause of diseases, industry contraction has resulted in fewer scientists pursuing these new insights. In the long term, that doesn’t benefit the world’s health.
Via Richard Meyer, Robert Courbé, Julia FRANCOIS-BOUET