The squandering of life-saving antibiotics is one example of a bigger trend hijacking global politics. Small groups of rich people, determined to maximize profits, are buying or bamboozling politicians into serving their interests and into ignoring ours.
Seven current healthcare trends include doctors leaving the public system, a shortfall in primary care, underutilization of medical treatment, "superbugs," virtual health care, climate change, and radical self-redesign and enhancement.
Preventing a problem in the first place is the Holy Grail to mitigating some of the world's greatest challenges. Future generations will pay the price for each year we are delayed in making new TB vaccines available for the world.