] As big pharmaceutical companies have become even larger, they
] have concentrated on drugs with blockbuster potential
] rather than devote time to drugs with smaller markets.
] [Hmmm ... Where have I heard that story before?]
Much like their power broker brethren in the media business, they lack a feedback mechanism. They are making blockbuster drugs because they do not know what else to make.
Now, we can empower the people with tools. Let them track themselves. This may be a way help get the drug companies obtain real information about how people work. As the double edged sword usually goes, there are reasons this is a touchy subject.
People should have the freedom to make choices involving their health care. That includes its research and development process, even if only in the form of input. The development of drugs should not stop once they have hit the market. Its time to learn some more lessons from software.