Before starting the information on the subject in the title, let me ask you a question.
Let’s say you owned a company producing automobiles. You discovered a material and process that you could utilize to build a car that would be cheaper to build, lighter, get better mileage and the body of said vehicle would last virtually forever, with no worries about rust and corrosion. Would it be a good business decision to go into production with a vehicle that would not require a replacement for 15-20 years or more?
It probably would not.
Now, suppose you were a pharmaceutical corporation and had the best chemists and scientists employed in your laboratories who were involved in cancer research. They had been producing medicines that could mitigate cancer symptoms and the spread of it for a certain length of time. You began making a handsome (huge) profit on those medicines that gained widespread use.
What if those same researchers came up with a medicine to CURE cancer? Would you get that life saving medicine into trials and move it to the market in the most expeditious manner, or would the greedy side of you make you realize that you would lose the profits on all those other expensive medicines that were already in the pipeline. What if your own Mother or Father, or child had cancer? How would you keep those researchers quiet if you decided to go for the big money that would continue to roll in if you scrapped the life saving drug your team just developed?
Well, we may be about to find out the answers to these questions this year.
In the meantime, you might want to research the numbers of scientists involved in the pharmaceutical industry who met with their untimely demise in the last five years. ~I’m sure it’s all just a coincidence.~