I always wondered why research findings funded by tax dollars are freely available to pharma companies to make big bucks.
It is a vicious cycle. It starts from taxpayer funding
research projects that culminate in publishing papers. And It ends in pharmaceutical companies selling products/drugs designed based on same research findings. Unfortunately, the general public pays for both, and my question is, why should they?
A company, when using research findings from a publicly funded project, should pay for it.