Refusal to test new drugs Denial of potential health aids Stopping development of medical cures
New drugs that can counteract tuberculosis are ready for testing, but the American pharmaceutical industry refuses to pay to test and market them due to the costs involved, which it claims are $200 million US. It says that the US market for the drug is too small to recover its costs, entirely ignoring about 1.75 billion tubercular people outside its borders who need the drugs. There is no American or global agency that can legally force the pharmaceutical companies to sell their products.
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