About two and a half years ago, a pharmaceutical company developed a miracle cure with the potential to eradicate a terrible disease from our planet. It was an American pharmaceutical company, so this miracle cure can be seen as a triumph for our using a market system to encourage the development of cures. With this cure we could potentially wipe out a significant disease for the first time since small pox was eradicated almost 40 years ago.
And yet two and a half years later, this disease has remained almost completely untouched.
Why no miracle? Does the cure take a long time? No: From the time the treatment is started, it takes only about 12 weeks. Is it difficult to administer? No: 1-2 pills a day, taken at home, for twelve weeks. Are the pills hard to get, or expensive to make? Well that depends on exactly what you mean.