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Why drug companies would rather treat your disease instead of cure it.

Why drug companies would rather treat your disease instead of cure it. Freakonomics has a medical podcast that discusses the economics of different medical subjects. Recently, one of their podcasts, Freakonomics M.D. Who Pays for Multimillion-Dollar Miracle Cures? covered sickle cell anemia found in the African Gene pool.  The disease is a genetic error that can be quite painful, damage organs, and reduce the lifespans of 1 out of every 365 African or African American births according to the CDC. In the podcast, they explained that there is a cure that is awaiting FDA approval,  They interviewed one participant in Read More »