This is only one of many consequences of allowing capitalism to control the direction of a nation. The profit motive and so-called “free market - free-enterprise” is neither free nor without disastrous consequences - Big-Pharma is a self-serving entity, dedicated to driving consumption through advertising regardless of truth, wisdom, or science; witness overuse of antibiotics and the opioid crisis/epidemic pushed on America (as well as other legal-drug crimes)!
Vulture capitalism thrives on profits but does not give-back to the society and people that makes their obscene profits and CEO pay possible - they are a parasite on the nation. Governance, OF, BY and FOR the people has been turned upside-down by corruption and manipulation of government regulatory agencies to serve profits above all else. A sustainable future or healthy population is not the goal of corporate entities, only profits and wealth regardless societies/people’s needs, destructive consequences, scientific facts/wisdom, or the real strength and “greatness” of any nation.
The criminal subversion and corruption of civilian governance and regulations that serve the people/society has become critical, as in the case of antibiotic overuse and under-funding public health agencies and services. Big-pharma’s quest for profits over society and ability to subvert government, media, and science is bought and paid-for - made possible by their obscene profits ability to buy political representation and legislation, or prevent legislation…the danger and subversion of our nation and sustainable future has never been more extreme and clear than under the trump regime of shills, fools, and criminals!