MyPenisIsaWMD comments on CBC: The real cost of the world's most expensive drug (2015) - Alexion makes a lifesaving drug that costs patients $500K a year. Patients hire PR firm to make a plea to the media not realizing that the PR firm is actually owned by Alexion.: "please recall that for the actual people who founded this company and for the scientists doing the research, they are most often driven by a desire to cure horrific diseases and change the world. The money aspect is a necessary evil that good people need to navigate. Consider that a typical PhD scientist makes about 1/4 as much as a physician and spends a similar amount of time in education (13 years for me from BS to end of postdoc). The people actually researching new drugs are doing it because they are passionate about human health. Not because they are 'shills'."
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