Florian needs to take a look at reality. Most NEW treatments (as opposed to reruns of old drugs) ARE state-funded. They have a habit of coming out of University research.
The other big problem is that most big-pharma research is aimed at the self-inflicted illnesses of affluence. It's widely known that most of the killer diseases of the poor are simply ignored. Unless, of course, they have a habit of causing the poor old western tourist some discomfort ... malaria for example.