When It Comes to Disease Prevention, Bill Gates Shoots for Big Numbers
Forbes’s Matthew Herper on Bill Gates on vaccines and pharma: There’s sufficient ink for undeniably venerable ideas and acts, but an “unimpressed” Gates disparages Novartis’s Gleevac, a molecule that has completely revolutionized the treatment of CML.
“There’s always this divergence between what’s financially attractive
and what has dramatic profit and the number of life years that you
really save…Do the math on [Gleevac]
versus, says, preventing Parkinson’s or preventing Alzheimer’s. It’s in a