Innovation in healthcare and medicine is somewhat limited by biology at the interface of technology and trade-offs in quality of life. Instead of gargantuan investments in R&D or biotech company acquisitions--why don't we look at the real problems. If drug companies stop investing in "innovation" because their billion dollar collective bonuses are being slashed--what will be there new business model?
There is historical precedence for regulations and governance to help direct the "invisible hand" described in 1776 in the Wealth of Nations. Our modern society indeed has evolved into a holistic denial of social determinants of health and their impact on health inequities.
The animals we eat--domesticated or wild--contain PCBs, hormone disruptors, and radioactivity, the fish has too much mercury, the tap water tastes of chlorine and contains copper, some tap water from fracking areas catches fire, buildings have toxic indoor air, we breathe in dust and nitrogen oxides, and there's too much ozone near the ground but tool little up in the stratosphere where it should be. The oceans are going acidic. Temperatures have gone off the charts. Forests are burning and fertile soil is getting depleted, eroded, or drought stricken. The entire atmosphere seems to have caught some kind of fever, which is gradually infecting the oceans. The lament and complaints over nature's disruptions go on and on. The earth and the sky have now become full of seemingly meaningless symptoms and suffering.-What We Think About When We Try Not to Think About Global Warming