Drug Companies To Blame For Ebola Outbreak? WHO Says So
WHO Director-General Margaret Chan says "a profit-driven industry" contributed to the Ebola outbreak in poor African nations.By Matt Moreno | November 4, 2014
Who exactly is responsible for the Ebola outbreak? Well, the World Health Organization is laying at least part of the blame in the hands of big pharmaceutical companies.
Addressing the Regional Committee for Africa Monday, WHO Director-General Margaret Chan blamed greedy drug companies for not developing vaccines for a virus that mainly affected poor African nations.
Chan said, "The R&D incentive is virtually non-existent. A profit-driven industry does not invest in products for markets that cannot pay."