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Quest for a Cure
Mondays 20 March to 3 April 2006 8.00-8.30pm
Modern drugs and healthier living are extending our life spans dramatically, decade by decade. But the discovery of a new drug is one of the most expensive adventures in modern capitalism. Each one brought to the market place costs around £500 million. But despite the benefits they provide, the pharmaceutical companies face constant suspicion and criticism. Big Pharma, as they are called, make billions, vast profits, out of global illness.
The last programme was on:Wednesday 03 October 2007 21:00
Peter Day visits Washington DC to see whether the regulators will allow an HIV-Aids drug, now called Maraviroc, to reach the marketplace.
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