izentrop wrote:I am not aware of the numbers, but these benefits on recent drugs are also used to fund research that is in a bad way. It may take several decades of research to develop a formula.
You are sharp on some points and you make the ass on others it is impressive.
The profits are not used to finance the research, it is what remains in fine to the shareholders.
A profit is what remains once all paid research included.
As for the poorly developed research in the pharmaceutical field, it is precisely that the majors of the pharmacy do not do so much research as soon as they hold a medoc they value it to the maximum (margins crazy) and now they spend a lot in the university stream to get results at a lower cost.
As Michel Collucci said, "they take us for idiots and they want us to be intelligent, how do we do?"