Infectious diseases remain "diseases of the poor"

Why a new antibiotic won’t help diseases of poverty

 This is a very interesting article on why socioeconomic issues need to be addressed when working on drug development and the continuing health disparities.

"A 2011 report revealed alarming data that the poorest of the poor in the United States are disproportionally affected by a host of infectious diseases that preferentially infect those in low-income and middle-income countries. The groups most likely to be afflicted by neglected infections of poverty include minorities; single-family, low-income households; racially segmented cities; the American South; and other groups that live along the fault lines of society"