drug patents

When drug companies can charge whatever they like for life-saving medication, people die.
A cancer diagnosis is one of those moments in life when everything changes in an instant. Your whole world collapses around you. You are no longer the master of your own destiny. Instead your future rests in the hands of a bunch of medical experts, armed with an array of treatments designed to kill your cancer without killing too much of you at the same time.
  Barely a month goes by without a newspaper headline claiming that "A cure for all cancers is on the way" or hailing the