We must achieve a balance between the current and future needs of patients and the timely introduction of existing and new pharmaceutical drugs
A debate on drug policy is vital in light of growing concerns about access to medicines and apprehensions about the financial sustainability of healthcare systems around the world. Affordable drugs are indeed necessary. But what happens when there are no drugs to treat the new diseases that continue to confound pathologists? What happens when new drugs are not created to treat existing diseases more effectively due to increasing resistance to antibiotics? The question of affordability, then, becomes moot.