The pharmaceutical industry is vast, and often seems beset by more negative headlines than positive ones. For instance, Martin Shkreli has been dubbed the most hated man in America for buying the rights to life-saving drugs, and then jacking up the price by several thousand percent.
So a recent project to fully assess the health impact of drugs around the world should be of great interest to both the industry and the public alike.
The project, called the Global Health Impact Index, aims to rank each pharma company by the impact their products have on global health.
The impact of medicine